By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Middleweight contender Sam Soliman predicts that former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) will score a knockout over Jermain Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in Berlin, Germany. Soliman said, “Abraham won the the IBF title in 2005 when he stopped Kingsley Ikeke. I was supposed to fight for the vacant title against Ikeke but I decided to challenge Winky Wright. The rest is history – I lost a controversial decision against Winky and Arthur Abraham became the IBF champion by defeating Ikeke. Abraham has showed himself to be an outstanding champion defending the championship an incredible eleven times. He has been an outstanding middleweight champion. In my opinion he would have defeated Kelly Pavlik had they met in the ring to unify the titles. Jermain Taylor cannot defeat Abraham. The German will chop the tall American down and stop him in a late round.” Soliman holds wins over several world rated super middleweights and middleweights including Sakio Bika, Raymond Joval and Enrique Ornelas, as well as losing disputed decisions to Anthony Mundine and Winky Wright. He is currently chasing a shot at IBF middleweight champion Sebastain Sylvester.