Lihaug vows to get career back on track with victory over Kondor

Tim-Robin Lihaug (16-4, 9 KOs) has vowed to get his career back on track with a victory over Vasyl Kondor (18-18-1, 5 KOs) on February 3 at the SØR Amfi in Arendal as the Bergen-boxer targets a hometown title fight in 2018.

Lihaug, a flag-bearer for Norwegian boxing, has made his name with memorable victories over domestic rivals Simen Smaadal and Arne Ernstsen, a successful WBO Youth Super Middleweight title challenge and a brave attempt at the WBO International Super Middleweight strap versus former two-weight World ruler ‘King’ Arthur Abraham.

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Arthur Abraham defeats Tim Robin Lihaug

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36-year-old super middleweight contender Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) beat little known bottom dweller Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-2, 8 KOs) by an eighth round stoppage tonight in a showcase/confidence booster type of fight at the Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany.

Abraham knocked Lihaug with a 1-2 combination in the 8th. After Lihaug got back to his feet, Abraham unloaded on him with power shots until the fight was stopped. The fight was stopped at 1:09 of the round.

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Lihaug’s coach Hansvoll: “Abraham has lost his hunger!”

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Thomas Hansvoll expects Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) to upset the odds and score a career-defining win over former two-weight World Champion Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin.

The Norwegian duo have been hard at work preparing for the WBO International title fight, and although Lihaug enters the bout as an underdog, Hansvoll is confident the 23 year-old has what it takes to beat an ageing Abraham, who he believes has ‘lost his hunger’.

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