Edison Miranda: "Arthur Abraham Is Scared Of My Power"

19.07.06 - The final details are almost complete between Edison 'Pantera' Miranda' and Arthur Abraham for their August 26th IBF middleweight title fight in Oldenburg, Germany. However, there is a bit of controversy over which gloves will be used. According to a source close with the Miranda camp, Abraham is refusing to use Reyes gloves for their scheduled showdown. Instead, Abraham is demanding that both fighters use Everlast gloves because he knows Reyes are puncherís gloves and is afraid of Mirandaís power..

Miranda is shocked that Abraham is afraid to use the Reyes gloves for their encounter. "Reyes are more comfortable and my hands fit in them better," Miranda stated. "If he thinks he can beat me and knock me out, then we both should be allowed to wear any gloves we want that are legal and approved. Obviously, he knows who the stronger man is, and is afraid of getting hit by my power." In his last fight, Pantera convincingly knocked out Howard Eastman, something Arthur Abraham could not accomplish.

Abraham went the distance with Eastman in a controversial decision. Miranda said, "Now that he has seen my power, he is scared. He is supposedly this hard punching guy himself. If this is true, than I say shut up and put the Reyes gloves on or any other approved gloves and let me wear the gloves I choose." Pantera currently is a full time resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico and has established a training camp there as well. For more information on Miranda and the fight, visit

Article posted on 20.07.2006

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