Abraham Returns December 15


Picture: Alexander Kock

On August 25 Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) dethroned Robert Stieglitz and

took the WBO Super-Middleweight Championship off him. Now the date is set
for his first title defence. The champion takes on Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11
KOs) in Nuremberg, Germany, on December 15.

It is going to be a special fight for Abraham. “It was such a relief after I
won the title against Robert Stieglitz. There were quite a few experts who
said I wouldn’t be able to become the super-middleweight champion,” said the
32-year-old. “Now I have to prove that I deserve to be at the top. I cannot
afford to be complacent when I take on Mehdi Bouadla.”

The challenger from Aulnay-sous-Bois, France, would like nothing more than
to cause a huge upset against coach Ulli Wegner´s prodigy. After suffering a
defeat to the hands of Danish Superstar Mikkel Kessler in June 2011, the
30-year-old came back with some impressive performances and presented
himself in great shape. After four victories in a row, the World Boxing
Organization currently ranks him at number twelve.

“Of course Arthur is the favourite. He is the world champion,” said coach
Ulli Wegner. However, he is also eager for Abraham not to be to confident.
“Bouadla shouldn’t be under estimated. He is one of these guys, who is
always looking to get at his opponent. He also has a lot of heart. Arthur
will have to be very careful.”

“The fans in front of the TV and the spectators inside the ARENA NUERNBERGER
VERSICHERUNG can look forward to a very interesting fight,” said Chris
Meyer, Managing Director of Sauerland Event. “Lately, Arthur Abraham showed
what he can do as a super-middleweight. Now, in Mehdi Bouadla, he has
someone in front of him, who has the will power to take advantage of this
chance.”

Tickets for the big fight night in Nuremberg will be available from next
week. They can be purchased online on www.eventim.de and www.boxen.com.

(Picture: Alexander Kock)

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