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Abraham Likely Back on February 12, Ward in April/May

By Ruslan Chikov

According to reports in Germany, "King" Arthur Abraham will likely return in a tune-up clash on February 12 in Germany and then face WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward in the semi-finals of the Super Six Boxing Classic in either April or May. Abraham has already returned to training, joining coach Ulli Wegner at the Max Schmeling Gym.

Wegner wants to rebuild Abraham after the embarrassing decision loss to Carl Froch on November 27 in Helsinki. Abraham has claimed that he overtrained for the Froch bout. A theory that Wegner agees with.

"Arthur had to prepare himself three times, because the fight was postponed again and again. Arthur is carved out of a special kind of wood. Before Christmas when I was operated on, he came to see me in the hospital and conversed with me for two hours. Arthur never said that the trainer was at fault [for the loss] and that impressed me. I will construct Arthur again. Arthur wants to rebuild," Wegner told George Lubrich.

The February tune-up requires the approval from the Showtime network, who are running the Super Six Boxing Classic.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slyboots on 01-05-2011

[QUOTE=BesWorldChamp;9912677]I think the best move for Abraham's career right now is to withdraw from the Super Six. There is no way that he will get past Ward, and he won't even look good in the least bit.[/QUOTE] That would be…

Comment by Pullcounter on 01-05-2011

the "overtrained" excuse is stupid. AA needs to admit that he has trouble against movement and reach and volume punching and he needs to find a trainer who can help him overcome or at least deal with boxers with those…

Comment by FloydTBE on 01-05-2011

ABraham needs to just go all out attack against ward, no point in just doing what he did against dirrell n froch.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 01-05-2011

But wait, isnt it impossible for a fighter to take a tune up a couple of months before a big fight?

Comment by BesWorldChamp on 01-05-2011

I think the best move for Abraham's career right now is to withdraw from the Super Six. There is no way that he will get past Ward, and he won't even look good in the least bit.

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