Quotes from Wednesday’s final press conference for the clash between WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27 KOs) and WBO #13 Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) in Nuremberg, Germany.
Arthur Abraham: “I feel comfortable entering the ring as the champion. In hindsight, maybe I should have picked some easier fights for the transition from middleweight to super-middleweight. However, I went straight in there with the best the division has to offer and it has been a learning curve for me. That is exactly why I’m so happy to have won the world title in August.
“I am fully aware of the fact that this will be a tough fight. This could be the last chance of Bouadla’s career to win a world championship. He will try everything he can.”
Mehdi Bouadla: “My preparation has been going extremely well. I will give it 100 percent in order to take the belt of Abraham.”