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Arthur Abraham-Paul Smith Title Fight Set For Sept. 27

By Shaun Brown

Liverpool’s Paul Smith 35-3 (20) announced on Ringside earlier this evening that his challenge for Arthur Abraham’s WBO Super-Middleweight title is almost signed, sealed and delivered.

Smith, 31, faces a major step-up in class when he takes on the two-weight world champion on Sept. 27, in Germany, at a venue to be confirmed. Smith insists he is full of respect for Abraham 40-4 (28) but is going to grasp the opportunity with both hands.

“I’m going to be training behind the scenes like a madman. I honestly think he’s ripe for the picking. I’m not underestimating him. He’s been through the mill and had a lot of hard fights,” said the former British 168lb champion.

And Smith referred to a fellow Brit’s win over Abraham as the best way to beat him.

“Carl [Froch] showed the perfect way to beat him [in 2010]. I’ve said time and time again he’s a great champion and I’m gonna give everything I’ve got. My style’s made for him but his style’s made for me.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Scott.Weiland. on 07-03-2014

How on earth does Paul Smith get a title shot ?

Comment by chocolate on 07-03-2014

It's crazy that Paul Smith is actually fighting for a world title before Chunky Degale who Degale destroyed and toyed with Smith nearly 4 years ago. Congrats on the shot and do well for yourself on the night.

Comment by hamada44 on 07-03-2014

The sauerlands are at it again. They make their champs fight easy opponents. Smith is not even a European level fighter. British level at best. He was stopped by groves and degale. Abraham punches harder than both of them. Andre…

Comment by dantheman1983 on 07-03-2014

WBO 'European' world title. Abraham is shot but still should have too much for Smith

Comment by Rope_Burns on 07-03-2014

I expect Abraham to win this. I like Abraham, he's not the most talented guy but he's tough as hell and has a big right. Would like to see Mikkel Kessler get a shot at Arthur Abraham and his belt…

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