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.’’