Abraham first captured the IBF middleweight strap in 2005.
Does winning a championship feel better the second time around?
"I wouldn't say that it felt better," Abraham told this writer a few days ago. "Back in 2005 it was a completely different situation as it was my first world championship. But of course it was really special for me to win a super middleweight world title. Both belts have a special place in my heart."
Abraham felt real comfortable last August when he tangled with Stieglitz in Berlin.
"You always have to be optimistic as a boxer when you are facing your next challenge," said the soft spoken fighter. "I was convinced that I would beat Stieglitz when we fought each other."
Andre Ward easily defeated Abraham in 2011. The loss was a bitter pill to swallow. After an impressive opening stanza, Abraham seemed to lose focus. Did he learn anything from that defeat?
"As they say, you learn from your mistakes, and I have," Abraham said. "I will not make the same mistakes twice. That is the only reason why I am a world champion once again."
Is another go with Ward (and Carl Froch, who decisioned him in 2010) a possibility?
"Most definitely. I am 100% sure that I want to fight them two again," said Abraham. "If it was up to me, I would do it right now.
"I want to prove myself against the best and show everybody what I am all about and what I can do," he added.
Revenge might be on his mind, but Abraham will not allow himself to underestimate any opponent.
"I haven't really made a plan for the upcoming year," Abraham said. "I will fight whoever will be put in front of me."
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