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Sauerland: If Abraham Loses, I Will Advise Him To Quit

By Ruslan Chikov

The career of former middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27KOs) is on the line this Saturday night in Kiel, Germany. He defends the WBO European super middleweight title against Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10KOs).

"The pressure is certainly big - very big. Everyone is expecting something from me [in this fight]. It's all or nothing," Abraham says.

If Abraham wins, the 32-year-old fighter will challenge the winner of the upcoming fight between WBO champion Robert Stieglitz and mandatory George Groves.

Even Abraham's promoter, Kalle Sauerland, doesn't deny that loss on Saturday would likely end the boxer's career. Abraham was a major force for several years, but he couldn't get it together at 168-pounds and lost three out of his last five fights.

"If Arthur loses, I would advise him to quit," Sauerland said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by marsatari on 03-31-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;11954253]If he was on his way to losing why did Dirrell pull the Hollywood? Check my sig. quote, there was no win that night, just a loss for boxing.[/QUOTE] Agree...the pause was the bs part...he went down because…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-31-2012

The only one to blame is Abraham. He shouldn't have hit a man who was down. No matter how desperate for a knockout he was.

Comment by Weebler I on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11954211]Abraham was very clearly on his way to losing the fight when he got DQed.[/quote] If he was on his way to losing why did Dirrell pull the Hollywood? Check my sig. quote, there was no win that night, just…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;11953016]Abraham didn't lose that fight, he was disqualified when he was winning rounds and pushing for the KO[/QUOTE] Abraham was very clearly on his way to losing the fight when he got DQed. And it is on his…

Comment by BostonGuy on 03-30-2012

I take issue with Kalle Sauerland's statement to Abraham; who the f*ck is he to advise Abraham to retire if he loses tomorrow? It's one thing if your fighter is taking inordinate amounts of punishment in the ring and it…

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