Miranda: "You made me wait, now I´ll make you pay"

HOLLYWOOD, FL, September 13 – A little over a week away from the biggest fight of his career, Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda is growing impatient with his desire to strap the IBF World Middleweight Championship belt around his waist – something he is sure will happen when he faces Arthur Abraham on September 23rd at Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany..

“I am a boxer that goes to school in the gym and improves on my skills each day,” said Miranda. “I have improved considerably since the (Howard) Eastman fight, and during the last month I have improved even more. This extra time has made me an even more dangerous fighter. I guarantee you that when he’s getting hit by my rocks he is going to wish that he never cancelled the first fight. My prediction the first time around was a knockout – now I will destroy him!”

Miranda was originally scheduled to face Abraham on August 26th, but a cold prompted Abraham to prolong the inevitable by postponing the fight. Bad move, as the delay has only made ‘Pantera’ more focused on annihilating the champion.

“I hope the medications Abraham keeps referring to have helped his cold and will let him step into the ring like a man,” said Miranda, who will be leaving his training camp in Puerto Rico to head to Germany this week. “He doesn’t sound too confident, and he has already admitted he is not as strong as me. Maybe he thinks these medications will make him stronger. He will need all the help he can get in order to survive. For the record, if I catch a cold or even the flu, I am going in that ring and knocking him out. I will be the champion of the world on September 23rd.”

Article posted on 13.09.2006

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