News | Sep 24 2014

Paul Smith promises to beat Arthur Abraham and bring the world title back to England

Meanwhile, Abraham assures fans he has not underestimated Smith
GERMANY BOXING  |  Boxing - Arthur Abraham vs Paul Smith...epa04413428 English boxer Paul Smith performs during an official training session in a shopping center in Kiel,Germany, 23 September 2014. Paul Smith will face German boxer Arthur Abraham in the WBO World Supermiddleweight Championship bout on 27 September 2014. EPA/CARSTENREHDER

WBO super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham, 40-4 (28), and challenger Paul Smith, 35-3 (20) treated fans to a public workout today at the CITTI-PARK shopping centre ahead of their world title fight on Saturday night at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany.

The challenger was up first, joined by coach Joe Gallagher. ‘’This is the fight I have been dreaming of,’’ said Smith. ‘’Now I’m here in Germany, I’m not going to let this opportunity pass me by. This is my time! I will be bringing the belt back to England with me.’’

Abraham received a hero’s welcome when he entered the ring alongside legendary coach Ulli Wegner. ‘’I have not underestimated Smith,’’ said ‘King Arthur’. ‘‘If anything, I have overestimated him. I always expect to face the best when I step into the ring and prepare accordingly. I’m in top shape and ready to defend my title on Saturday night.’’

 

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