Cappiello: "Ayala's 100-Percent Ready For Abraham"

28.03.08 - Photo by Sauerland Event -- Just moments after undefeated IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham (25-0, 20 KO's) and challenger Elvin Ayala (18-2-1, 8 KO's) weighed in, exactly at the 160-pound middleweight limit, Ayala's promoter, Rich Cappiello, was cautiously optimistic about his fighter's chances in tomorrow night's title bout..

abraham ayala "Elvin is one-hundred-percent ready, physically and mentally," Cappiello stated. He looks and feels terrific, and he's just ready to get in the ring and fight. We're hoping that Elvin can pull off the upset, and bring the IBF title back to the States!"

The Abraham - Ayala bout will take place in the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The 13,000-seat arena is one of the countries largest indoor sporting facilities.

Here are the weights from Kiel

IBF middleweight title:
King Arthur Abraham - 72,5 kg
Elvin Ayala - 72,5 kg

WBA Fedelatin/WBC Latino cruiserweight title:
Yoan Pablo Hernandez - 89 kg
Wayne Braithwaite - 90 kg

Super middleweight:
Mads Larsen - 76,2 kg
Ross Thompson - 77,5 kg

Cecilia Braekhus - 65,1 kg
Tatjana Dieckmann - 66,6 kg

Article posted on 29.03.2008

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