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Arthur Abraham Returns, Stops Bozic in Two After Injury

By Alexey Sukachev

Mulheim, Germany - It probably couldn't have been any faster than that. Comebacking former middleweight king and Showtime Super Six contestant Arthur Abraham (now 32-2, 26 KOs) needed less than two rounds to be crowned a winner in a tune-up fight against former world title challenger Stjepan Bozic (24-5, 15 KOs).

After a pretty heated first round, which saw several successful attacks by both fighters, the fight ended in a horrible disaster early into the second stanza, when WBA #8 super middleweight Bozic seemingly broke and fractured his left hand while throwing a hook to the ribs of Abraham which was blocked by Arthur's right elbow. Time was 1:01 when referee Daniel Van De Viele waved the fight off as the Croatian fighter was in no condition to continue.

Meanwhile, WBO #2, WBC #3, WBA #5 and The Ring #10 contender didn't look particularly well in the opening stanza, eating some well-placed uppercuts and power punches of his former sparring partner and landing little blows of his own. The perception was that the upgraded version of Arthur Abraham wasn't any better than his previous version which was handled a one-sided drubbing off the hands of Carl Froch in his last outing. Time will tell if this perception is just a mirage of this reporter or the correct point of view.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alex_Ex on 02-13-2011

[QUOTE=damned1974;10097797] He looked uncomfortable opening up as early as he did and was forced on the backfoot and to the ropes a few times-when was the last time anyone has seen that from him? When he was entering the ring…

Comment by hyeduk on 02-13-2011

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;10097900]dude was Abe's sparring partner....they've sparred hundreds of rounds before so you can understand why Abe was more active in the opening 3 minutes than usual.....Abe is fighter who fights every 3-4 months....now since he's invovled in the S6....he's fighting…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 02-13-2011

SO we learned that AA got lucky with his elbows but nothing much has changed. He will still clam up into his defensive shell against a better fighter and then panic around R10 swinging haymakers looking for a KO. Same/same.

Comment by hyeduk on 02-13-2011

Alexey idi nauchis boi smotret' pered tem kak svoi galimye article pisat...Ive seen this fight...AA started very busy and landed a couple of good shots without any counterpunch,...I havent seen a Croatian landing a simple clean shot...Alexey, what the hella…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 02-13-2011

dude was Abe's sparring partner....they've sparred hundreds of rounds before so you can understand why Abe was more active in the opening 3 minutes than usual.....Abe is fighter who fights every 3-4 months....now since he's invovled in the S6....he's fighting…

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