Arthur Abraham: I’ll still be a world champion at super middleweight
By Sean McDaniel: With three losses on his last four fights at super middleweight, former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KO’s) plans on continuing his fading career at super middleweight rather than moving up or down in weight. despite the clear indications that Abraham isn’t cut out for competing in the super middleweight division he plans on sticking it out at this weight and even thinks he’ll be a champion at super middleweight. Abraham was easily beaten by WBA super middleweight champion by a 12 round decision on March 14th.
In an article at fightnews.com, Abraham said “I won’t give up. I will absolutely still be world champion at super middleweight.”
Abraham has got a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to win a title at super middleweight. Abraham is ranked at number #3 by the WBA and not ranked in the top 15 by the other sanctioning bodies. The problem with that is Abraham already showed that he can’t beat Ward. Abraham also showed he can’t handle WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch, who dominated Abraham by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision win last year in November 2010 in Super Six tournament competition.
Abraham needs to get ranked by the WBO so that he can go after champion Robert Stieglitz, the most vulnerable of the super middleweight champions. Even that fight would be a tough one for Abraham because Stieglitz has a good chain and can throw a lot of punches. He could end up out-working Abraham like Froch and Ward did.
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