Abraham vs Demers in Bamberg on May 26

20.04.07 - IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham will celebrate his long-awaited ring return on May 26 when he takes on Canada's Sebastien Demers in Bamberg, Germany. The undefeated 27-year-old (22-0, 17 KOs) has been out of action since his impressive points victory over Edison Miranda in September 2006. Back then, King Arthur saw off the Colombian challenger despite fighting with a broken jaw for the last eight rounds..

Next up for Abraham is a meeting with unbeaten Demers (20-0, 9 KOs), who is ranked 15th by the IBF and 14th by the WBA. "As a world champion I am used to fighting strong opponents," King Arthur said. "He is taller than me and throws a good right hand. I have to be in top shape to beat him."

Abraham said he was happy to see the back of a long break. "I have been waiting for a long time to make my fourth title defense," he stated. "I have been in practice ever since January. Despite the two titanium plates in my jaw I canīt wait to get back into action."

On the same card, unbeaten cruiserweight Marco Huck (18-0, 14 KOs) will battle out an IBF title eliminator with Russiaīs Vadim Tokarev (23-0, 16 KOs).

Article posted on 20.04.2007

Bookmark and Share

previous article: Weights & Quotes: Holt-Arnaoutis, Marrone-Farrell

next article: Joe Calzaghe To Help Children's Charity

If you detect any issues with the legality of this site, problems are always unintentional and will be corrected with notification.
The views and opinions of all writers expressed on do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Management.
Copyright © 2001- 2015 - Privacy Policy l Contact