Robert Stieglitz reclaimed his WBO super middleweight title from fellow German Arthur Abraham on a technical knockout after three rounds on Saturday night.
Referee Mike Ortega stepped in to end the bout before the fourth after consulting with the ring doctor.
“My eye is closed. I can’t see anything with my eye. I wanted to let him punch a bit and then start punching myself from the fourth, fifth rounds,” said Abraham, who was born in Armenia but fights out of Berlin.
“If he won, he won. Now the third fight is the decisive fight,” added Abraham, who dropped to 36-4 (28 KOs), TSN reports.
Stieglitz also indicated the likelihood of another bout between the two.
“I’m always happy to fight Arthur Abraham,” Stieglitz said. “I hope the managers reach agreement. I’m ready.”