King Arthur Abraham's hotly-anticipated ring return has electrified German boxing fans.
While a crowd of 1,000 people attended Sunday's open work-out at the Europapark Rust, all 4,000 tickets for Saturday's fight against Pablo Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) have been sold.
“I am very grateful for the support of the fans,” King Arthur (32-3, 26 KOs) said. “I will put on a great show. 2012 will be a big year for me. I want to be world champion again.”
In the co-featured main event at Offenburg's Baden-Arena, WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) will put his title on the line against Henry Weber (15-0-1, 3 KOs). “Weber is young and hungry but I will defend my title,” Stieglitz said.
For Abraham, it's his first fight since his disappointing Super Six stretch. His tournament ran began positively, with a dominant KO win over Jermain Taylor. However, he then lost three straight fights in the Super Six, including blowout losses to Carl Froch...