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Press Release: Abraham in training, says: “The Smarter Boxer Wins”

King’’ Arthur Abraham believes the solitude of Zinnowitz will help him to be in top shape for his clash with Jermain “Bad Intentions’’ Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday, Oct. 17, on SHOWTIME. The undefeated German takes on the former undisputed middleweight champion in the first Group Stage 1 bout of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. A sell-out crowd of 14,000 fans is expected to attend the clash in Berlin´s famous O2 World Arena. Abraham moved his training from the German capital to Zinnowitz, a small island in the Baltic Sea,10 days ago.

Arthur Abraham Quotes:

Training in Zinnowitz:

“This is the perfect place to get in shape. I have been here countless times. The fresh air, the beach, the sea – it is perfect. We have great facilities and everything we need to prepare.”

Arthur Abraham in TrainingBeing in Solitude:

“It is good to get out of Berlin. There are too many distractions in the weeks before a fight. Here in Zinnowitz, all we do is eat, sleep and train. To be honest, there is nothing else we could do here anyway.”

His pet dog, Mike Tyson:

“I miss him a lot. He is my new dog. He is eight months old and, unfortunately, he could not join me for the training camp. I have named all my pets Mike Tyson. The man, Mike Tyson, is the reason why I started boxing. I want to be as successful as he was inside the ring.”

On Facing Jermain Taylor:

“Taylor is a great champion. He is a legend. But he will not beat me in front of my home fans in Berlin. I have analyzed him closely. He was winning against Carl Froch on points but then he was caught. He is very strong and I am sure it will be a spectacular fight.”

On the fight:

“It will be a special evening. Taylor is a strong opponent, but inside the ring, it is not the stronger boxer who wins but the smarter one. You will find out on Oct. 17.”

On the Super Six:

“There are no weak opponents in this tournament – it is the best against the best. For me, it is like a dream come true to participate. After the Super Six, I want to be known all over the world. I want to please the fans not just in Germany but in America and I am sure my fights will be fun to watch.”

On Fighting in the States:

“I love America. It is a wonderful country. Everything is possible in America. I want to have big fights in America and the Super Six tournament will be the perfect start.”

For information on all SHOWTIME Sports telecasts, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries from its events and complete information on the Super Six World Boxing Classic, please visit the website at http://www.sports.sho.com

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