By Luke Furman
Janusz Pinder, journalist and Polish boxing expert for Polsat, believes Saturday's super middleweight clash will be a lot closer than most people expect. On Saturday in Kiel, the Andrew Gmitruk trained boxer, Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs), will face former middleweight king (2005-2009) Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) for the WBO's European title at 168-pounds. Pinder views the fight as a near 50-50 encounter.
"Two or three years ago, Abraham would have been the clear favorite, but the Super Six tournament which took place in a higher division has exposed his weaknesses. Wilczewski believes in himself after clashes with [Amin] Asikainem and [James] DeGale. [With DeGale] he was on the verge of winning in the lion's den [of Liverpool]," Pinder said.