Abraham ready, Wilczewski misses public training due to airport strike
Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) missed today’s public work-out in Kiel. Four days ahead of his showdown with King Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs), the Polish fighter was stuck at Munich airport. His connecting flight was cancelled due to nationwide airport strikes in Germany.
“I will be there for Wednesday’s press conference,” he said. “This doesn’t bother me. The most important thing is that I will be in the ring on time. This little airport strike cannot keep me from beating Abraham on Saturday.”
King Arthur looked in brilliant shape during today’s public session with coach Ulli Wegner. “I don’t have to see Wilczewski today,” he said. “I have seen enough tapes of him together with my coach. He is a strong opponent. I will not underestimate him. But I will be victorious on Saturday night.”
In the co-featured main event, European Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (23-1, 9 KOs) will defend his title against Tony Averlant (17-5-2, 4 KOs) from France. “I am in good shape,” Gutknecht said. “Averlant wants my title but he will not get it.”