Mehdi Bouadla (26-4, 11 KOs) will be traveling to Nuremberg, Germany next week with a lot of self-confidence. The man from France will take on WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Arthur Abraham (35-3, 27KOs) on December 15. And the 30-year-old is prepared to cause a big upset in his first world title bout. Although his training schedule keeps him very busy, he managed to take out some time for a quick interview.
Mehdi Bouadla, you are currently riding on a wave of success. You won all of your last four fights. How are you feeling ahead of December 15?
Mehdi Bouadla: Of course, I am feeling really good. My last bouts all went to my full satisfaction. But I will feel a lot better once December 15 is over and I am able to wear that WBO Belt around my waist.
The last time you found yourself on the losing side of a fight was against Denmark's Mikkel Kessler back in June 2011. What went wrong for you back then?
Mehdi Bouadla: Kessler, who was boxing in front of his home crowd, was ...