Abraham already looks defeated even before Ward fight
By Scott Gilfoid: Photo credit: Craig Bennett/Goossen Tutor Promotions – Former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (32-2, 26 KO’s) already has a defeated look on his face even before his semifinal Super Six tournament fight this Saturday against WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (23-0, 13 Ko’s) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Abraham has lost two out of his last three fights, including his last two Super Six tourney fights to Andre Dirrell and Carl Froch.
Those defeats seem to have knocked the swagger out of Abraham’s stride to the point where he now looks shell shocked as he continues to participate in the Super Six tournament. Some boxing fans thought that Abraham would pull out of the tourney using some kind of excuse such as injury after his 2nd loss of the tourney. But to Abraham’s credit, he’s stuck it out and is going ahead with the Ward fight, which may turn out to be the toughest for Abraham.
Ward has got the best blend of boxing skills and power than any other fighter in the tournament and Abraham has got basically a small chance of winning the fight. It comes down to whether Abraham can score a knockout from one of his big punches. Short of that, it’s going to be a long night for the German based Armenian Abraham. It looks like he knows what he has in store for him, though, because Abraham doesn’t look at all confident going into this fight.
If you thought Abraham’s body language before his last bout with Carl Froch was bad, take a look at how depressed looking Abraham is now looking. He looks like he’s heading towards the gallows. Hopefully, Abraham can cheer up before Saturday because it won’t be nearly as interesting if he’s not motivated and fighting hard.