Abraham: Smith will not see the 12th round

Arthur Abraham v Nikola Sjekloca - WBO Super Middleweight World Chammpionship

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WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham is annoyed by insinuations that he won his first fight with Paul Smith by a bad decision rendered by judges Waleska Roldan (117-111), Fernando Laguna (119-109), Zoltan Enyedi (117-111). “King Arthur” says plans to defeat Smith decisively when they meet again on February 21 at the o2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.

“I want to clarify once again clearly who is the champion here,” said Abraham. “Paul Smith had a good performance in the first fight, I was just better. Why there was all this whining in the English media about a bad decision I don’t understand. Neither I nor the promoter choose the judges. Like the last time, they are chosen by the world federation.”

As for Smith’s assertion that the immediate rematch was granted because Abraham was ashamed of getting the decision in the first fight, Abraham stated, “That is absolute rubbish! Smith only wants to provoke me. He should train hard because in the rematch I will show no mercy. Actually I just want to prove it to the English press who made the first fight into a scandal.”

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Photos: Arthur Abraham vs Piotr Wilczewski Final Presser

Former middleweight king Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and Polish boxer Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) met face to face at the final press conference to further promote Saturday’s card at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel on March 31, with the WBO’s European super middleweight title at stake.

 

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Abraham-Wilczewski Presser

It was officially announced today that WBO Europe super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) will take on Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany on March 31. “It´s all or nothing for Arthur,“ promoter Kalle Sauerland said at a press conference in Kiel. “He needs to beat Wilczewski to put himself back in a position to fight for the world title.” Abraham, who celebrated a successful return in January when he knocked out Pablo Farias in the fifth round, knows it´s make or break. “I know there is a lot of pressure but I will make a good fight and beat Wilczewski,” he stated. “I have high goals. I want to be world champion again.” Added coach Ulli Wegner: “We don´t fight any push-overs or easy opponents. It´s very simple, I expect a good fight from Arthur and a victory.” Said Wilczewski, a former European Super-Middleweight Champion: “I´m coming here to win. Arthur is a strong guy but I will defeat him.”

 

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Photos: Arthur Abraham Back To Work, Eyes World Title

Former champion Arthur Abraham is focused on capturing a new championship at 168-pounds. Abraham (33-3, 27KOs) returned last month and knocked out Pablo Farias in five rounds. With the victory Abraham captured the WBO’s European title at super middleweight. He will be watching April’s fight between WBO champion Robert Stieglitz and former two-time beltholder Mikkel Kessler.

 

By Yuri Tarantino, Allboxing.ru

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