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.

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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Jermaine Franklin Aims To Steal Claressa Shields' A.C. Spotlight Kubrat Pulev Reacts To Criticism For Kissing Reporter in Video Jaime Munguia Beefs Up His Team For Dennis Hogan Defense Fury: I'll Employ Wilder, Joshua Once They've Spent Their Money News: Arnold Khegai, Eros Correa, Martin Quinn, More Team Yildirim Pleased With WBC Ruling, Plan Tune-Up Fight Mikey Garcia, WBC To Talk This Week Regarding 135 Title Status Barclays' Yormark: Wilder Biggest Boxer In U.S., Joshua Unknown Euro News: Michael Wallisch, Attila Levin, Imre Szello, More Benavidez vs. Dirrell Ordered, Winner Must Face Yildirim Tyson Fury's Coach Explains Why Schwarz is The Right Fight Billy Joe Saunders: I'm The Best at 160 and 168 in The World! Xavier Martinez Discusses Moralde Clash on ShoBox Vijender Singh's U.S. Debut Pushed Back Due To Injury Liam Smith Aims To Prove To Hearn He Made Right Decision Serhii Bohachuk Continues His Path of Destruction in Hollywood Saunders vs. Isufi For WBO Interim-Title on May 18th Kazuto Ioka-Aston Palicte: Talks Progress For WBO Title Fight Arum: Kovalev-Yarde Will Go Wherever Most Money's Available Spence: Pacquiao-Floyd Was Made; Crawford Fight Will Happen Dillian Whyte Formally Contests WBC Ruling on Wilder-Breazeale Andrew Moloney: Good To Know I Have Power When Needed Sergey Lipinets: This Win Showed I Belong at Welterweight David Price: I'm Confident I Can Beat Dominic Breazeale! Wilder: Why Won't Fury Take Rematch if He Feels He Was Robbed? Argenis Mendez: That Was No Draw, I Beat Anthony Peterson Ryan Garcia Is The Boxing Superstar Of The Digital Era Lamont Peterson: It's Been a Long Career, But Today is The Today Hearn: Fury-Schwarz is Dreadful, Schwarz is Not Even Top 15! Sergey Lipinets Breaks Down, Stops Lamont Peterson in Tenth Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jamontay Clark Survives Tough Moments, Beats Vernon Brown Anthony Peterson, Argenis Mendez Box To a Split Draw Erik Morales vs. Sergio Martinez Exhibition Clash in Talks Photos: Jarrett Hurd, Julian Williams - Face To Face at Presser Chudinov Stops Nuerlang in Five, Extends W-Streak To Five Peterson vs. Lipinets - LIVE Fights Results From MGM Lamont Peterson-Sergey Lipinets: Stats & Stakes Petr Petrov Stops Hermin Isava in Four Rounds in Spain PBC on FS1 Show Truly A Family Affair For Lamont Peterson

Latest Active Forum Threads