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Arthur Abraham has knocked out Raul Marquez after six rounds on Saturday, thus defending his IBF middleweight boxing title for the eighth time and remaining undefeated.
Abraham landed two rights to Marquez’s right eye in the sixth round and the challenger’s camp called off the fight just before the seventh was due to start.
“King Arthur” improved his record to 28-0 with 22 knockouts.
“I can’t really understand why he gave up,” Abraham said. “I really wanted to start going at him in earnest starting in the sixth round. But he gave up too early and disappointed the spectators.”
The 37-year-old Marquez, who was the mandatory challenger, said he lost to a better fighter.
Abraham lives in Germany, but maintains close ties with Armenia. Earlier this year he was in Yerevan and appeared in on TV, mentining in a show on Second Armenian TV channel, if I recall correctly, that he dedicates most of his wins to beloved motherland – Armenia.