The two camps have been in talks since May regarding a world title clash, but after an announcement was delayed while a venue was found, it has been revealed that the bout will take place in Kiel on September 27.
It's there - @PaulSmithJnr will challenge Arthur Abraham for the WBO World Super middleweight title on September 27th in Kiel, Germany!— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 19, 2014
The fight will be Smith's first challenge for world honours, and the Liverpudlian will be taking a record of 35 victories from 38 professional encounters into his meeting with the German.
Abraham, who has won 40 of his 44 fights in the paid ranks, is a two-weight world champion. and the contest will be his second defence of the WBO strap after he dethroned rival Robert Stieglitz in March.