ABRAHAM STILL BATTLING AWAY IN GERMANY
Bout vs. Krasniqi available on American pay-per-view
Press Release: This Saturday in Ekfurt, Germany, former two-division champion Arthur Abraham (pictured) faces Robin Krasniqi in a WBO 168-pound elimination bout. Integrated Sports Media will distribute the bout live in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and Dish in the United States, as well as Rogers, Shaw and Sask Tel in Canada, also on the FITE app and website (www.Fite.tv), for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Included in the broadcast will be a pair of ten rounders: heavyweight Tom Schwarz (18-0, 11 KOs) faces Adnan "Bosnian Lion" Redzovic (17-1, 6 KOs) and light heavyweight Adam Deines (10-0-1, 5 KOs) battles Lukasz Golebiewski (8-0, 5 KOs).
Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs) faces Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) to determine the mandatory challenger for reigning WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez, of Mexico. Here is what Abraham and Krasniqi said at the final press conference:
PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Robin Krasniqi: "I have the maximum respect for Arthur, a big name who has achieved everything. But in the ring, there can only be one winner. I've trained long and hard for my dream to become world champion. As always, I've been diligent and disciplined. Everything I've done in the last six months I'm going to show on Saturday. The reward is a clear victory and the chance to win a world championship fight."
Arthur Abraham: "I'm a person who doesn't speak so much, I let actions speak. I'll show you in the ring how we have trained. I'm going to win and fight for the championship. After that, a few title defenses. But we are now focusing on this fight. Both boxers have a good level. The fans can look forward to it. No matter who is in front of me, they must be beaten...in the ring there is just one thing. I want to win and I will win."