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Paul Smith: I Have a Gameplan That Will Undo Abraham!

Paul Smith is relishing the chance to fulfil his world title dream by toppling WBO super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham when the pair meet in Kiel, Germany on September 27.

The 31-year-old Liverpudlian has been handed the shot in the wake of May's impressive second-round stoppage of David Sarabia and is determined to complete a remarkable journey by upsetting the odds in front of Abraham's home fans.

Smith has three blemishes on his record - falling to Steven Bendall, James DeGale and George Groves - but insists he has never been in better shape having fully recovered from the broken hand he first suffered in 2008.

He told Sky Sports News: "I just think everything's in the right place for me at the minute. I believe things are written and I've always known deep down in the back of my mind that I'll fight for and win a world title.

"The injury I had to my hand was a bad one. I needed an operation, got an infection and was out for a long time. I gained a lot of weight and was out of shape.

"It's been a long road back but the lads, my brothers, Joe Gallagher and the kids in the gym, my son, my wife, my parents, got round me and I was able to come back again.

"He's got a lot of ability and a lot of experience but the gameplan that we'll have will undo him. The fitness, strength and experience I've got myself should stand me in good stead. I've got a good boxing brain and I think that'll be needed."

Abraham, 34, has lost four times to top-level opponents in Robert Stieglitz, Carl Froch, Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.

* You can see Smith's attempt to become world champion live on Sky Sports HD, 8pm, September 27.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ham Porter on 07-27-2014

Paul Smith was due a couple of gimme fights. Can't be expected to fight opposition like Tony Dodson on a regular basis - no fighter deserves such a gruelling schedule.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Stokes;14801551]F*ck me. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Just googled that guy. His record was 7 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws with 2 KOs :lol1:

Comment by Ham Porter on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE]The 31-year-old Liverpudlian has been handed the shot in the wake of May's impressive second-round stoppage of David Sarabia [/QUOTE] F*ck me. :lol1:

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Stokes;14800108]Gameplan = sticking behind a ridiculously tight guard for half a fight, throwing nothing in return and getting picked off with power shots before finally retiring on stool. Then we'll have to endure that cretinous wanker, [B]Nick Halling, reminding…

Comment by Cobra_ on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=Ray Stokes;14800108]Gameplan = sticking behind a ridiculously tight guard for half a fight, throwing nothing in return and getting picked off with power shots before finally retiring on stool. Then we'll have to endure that cretinous wanker, Nick Halling, reminding…

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