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Boxing: Arthur Abraham - Will the Silent Assassin Strike Again?

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  • Boxing: Arthur Abraham - Will the Silent Assassin Strike Again?
    Nov 27 2010

    Arthur Abraham - Will the Silent Assassin Strike Again?

    By Joseph Herron: While the rest of the boxing community is still
    buzzing about current Middleweight kingpin Sergio Martinez, Super Six
    contender King Arthur Abraham is patiently waiting for his chance to
    achieve worldwide recognition as one of the `baddest men on the
    planet'. Although the Armenian native has accomplished a great deal in
    the world of boxing, the figurative title of `mainstream glory and
    worldwide respect' continues to elude King Arthur.

    Outside of the `squared circle', Abraham appears to be and genuinely
    is one of the nicest and most pleasant people you will ever meet, not
    just in the world of boxing, but in the entire planet. Inside the
    ring, a very different version of Arthur Abraham quietly plans the
    inevitable destruction of his next victim. He has truly earned the
    moniker, `Silent Assassin'

    On October 17th, 2009, Jermain Taylor had high hopes for a Super Six
    Tournament victory in Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately, `Bad Intentions'
    not only lost the fight by way of knockout, but his promoter and
    possibly his boxing career as the hands of Arthur Abraham.

    On March 27th, 2010, Andre Dirrell was scheduled to face King Arthur
    in the second round of the Super Six in Dirrell's hometown of Detroit,
    Michigan, USA. The American fighter earned a victory and became the
    first fighter to ever defeat Arthur Abraham. But Andre's short lived
    triumph quickly turned sour when it was discovered that he may never
    be able to fight as a professional boxer again due to a disqualifying
    punch by the German based pugilist. A vicious, career ending right
    hook on the jaw of another American the hands of Arthur

    On Saturday, November 27th, 2010, tough British fighter and former
    Super Middleweight Champion, Carl `the Cobra' Froch enters the arena
    opposite Arthur Abraham in Helsinki, Finland, for the vacant WBC Super
    Middleweight title. Should `the Cobra' be leery that he can finish the
    fight on his feet? Is the British fighter aware that Abraham's last
    two opponents have been possibly punched into retirement? The outcome
    of this fight is entirely up to Froch.

    If Froch exploits his height and reach advantages, he could win a 12
    round UD. The Cobra absolutely must keep Abraham on the end of his
    punches and continually use the entire ring, while fighting the self
    proclaimed king at angles. If he fights a disciplined and intelligent
    fight, Froch can advance to the semifinals with a decisive victory.
    But, will he?

    Prediction: Froch will have his way with Abraham in the early rounds
    of this fight, but will get baited into trading punches in a fire
    fight and get knocked out in the 6th round. Froch's toughness and
    heart will be his undoing, and Abraham will prove to be one of the
    hardest punchers, pound for pound, in boxing today.

    From: A. Papazian