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Arthur Abraham Tested, Decisions Game Paul Smith

By Per Ake Persson

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - In a much tougher fight than expected, Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20KOs), who holds the British title. The fight was much closer than the scorecards would indicate, as the judges had it 117-111, 117-111 and 119-109 for the champion. 

To this reporter, Abraham sealed the win with a strong finish. Abraham had a controlled strategy and paced himself carefully while Smith waited and allowed the champion to dictate the pace. Smith had a good start working well off the jab but Abraham had a good fifth and from then on the Englishman had problems getting into the fight. Abraham showed a good jab, but Smith often targeted the body with very good hooks.

The many Brits in attendance bood the decision and it did indeed looked closer than the judges had it but Abraham was the stronger man in the championship rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MikeW on 09-28-2014

One word - Germany

Comment by ma51f on 09-28-2014

Close fight maybe 1/2 rounds either way. I thought Smith did enough to win. The scoring was an absolute disgrace!

Comment by Weebler I on 09-28-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14984467]I watched the fight, Abraham clearly won. [B]He landed the clean harder punches.[/B] Smith did only Punch Abrahams Shell for the most part while Abraham was hitting more cleanly and harder. Almost every jab from Abraham landed, he used the…

Comment by J-champ on 09-28-2014

Judges in Germany. Same ol stuff

Comment by Finn73 on 09-28-2014

[QUOTE=mathed;14984929]It was AA who was hitting the gloves mate, he was also the one with the marked face after the fight. I had AA getting dogged out 9-3 or 8-4, he looked like rubbish.[/QUOTE] The photos of the press conference…

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