With the Super Six Tournament kicking off Oct. 17th, Inside Fights will be previewing each of the fighters involved. In this profile, we will feature “King” Arthur Abraham. Abraham is a former middleweight titlist, and is undefeated in 30 pro fights.
Born: Yerevan, Armenia
Record: 30-0 (24 KOs)
Strengths: Arthur Abraham’s biggest strength is just that, his physical strength. An incredibly strong fighter at Middleweight, Abraham is stepping up to Super Middleweight for this tournament. The added weight will increase his power, thus making his biggest strength even stronger.
Weaknesses: Abraham is a slow starter, preferring to let his opponents blow their load in the early rounds. Giving away early rounds could prove to be a costly mistake for Abraham, who will be facing fighters on a different level than what he is used to.
Why He Will Win: Abraham has a sturdy chin, and showed considerable power at middleweight. 24 of his 30 career wins have come by way of knockout. Although a slow starter, Abraham adjusts well midfight and seems to turn the switch on after a few rounds. The point bonus for finishing fights will work in Abraham’s advantage as well. He possesses both the skill and the will to become the champion.
Why He Will Lose: Abraham theoretically can be outworked. Although he hasn’t lost yet, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him outboxed over the course of twelve rounds. An opponent with good footspeed and movement could give Abraham some trouble. Styles make fights, and Abraham won’t be able to power though everyone. He will be matched up with someone that is lighter on his feet and it could pose problems for King Arthur.
Best Matchup: Carl Froch. Abraham has shown he’s got whiskers, so Froch wouldn’t be likely to put Abraham away. Froch doesn’t have the footspeed to bother Abraham so it should be target practice for Arthur.
Worst Matchup: Andre Ward. This is the type of guy that could give Abraham fits. Ward has the speed and boxing ability to outpoint Abraham and possible knock him out of the tournament.
Tags: Arthur Abraham, Boxing, Super middleweight tournament, Super Six tournament