Abraham finishes Taylor with KO in 12th

BERLIN -- Arthur Abraham knocked out Jermain Taylor with six seconds left in the opening bout of the Super Six super middleweight tournament.

Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs), the former middleweight standout moving up a division for the first time, was set to win on points at O2 World Arena but flattened Taylor with a right to his chin at 2:54 of the 12th round.

Saturday's defeat was the fourth in the past five fights for Taylor (28-4-1).

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