Arthur Abraham: "We Have To Destroy Stieglitz"
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Monday, 18 March 2013 12:20|
There can only be one winner, and that is Arthur Abraham (36-3, 28 KOs).
Abraham-Stieglitz II will be televised live ringside to the U.S. from GTEC Arena in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany on This Saturday!March 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT, exclusively on EPIX, the premium entertainment service. EPIX will stream the fights live on EpixHD.com and on the EPIX app on Xbox consoles and Roku players as part of a special free trial offer for boxing fans.
These are the best quotes:
Arthur Abraham, WBO Super Middleweight Champion: I am very excited to be fighting in the city of Magdeburg. My first fight here was when Sven Ottke retired and the atmosphere was amazing. The crowd was even doing the Mexican wave which you normally only get during soccer games. I have never seen anything like that outside of Magdeburg. I can only say one thing about the fight. We won the first fight and consequently took the world championship. Now it´s time for the rematch and we have a clear goal. We have to destroy him and we will do everything we can to reach our goal which showed during our preparations. We have a lot of respect for our opponents but once we step into the ring I have to destroy him, no question.
Robert Stieglitz, challenger: Those are some big words. We will see what
Ulli Wegner, Abraham's trainer: I don’t really have to tell you what I want
Dirk Dzemski, Stieglitz's Trainer: Robert´s preparation has been great. I am
Robert Helenius, WBO No. 1-rated heavyweight contender: I am really looking forward to Saturday. My opponent is great and therefore it will be a great fight. My sparring partners have all been good and I will just do my thing. I will keep him at distance with my jab and then get him with a hard right.
Wilfried Sauerand, promoter: I have to say that we always had great events here in Magdeburg. I am not surprised at all that it will be a sellout crowd on Saturday. The people here have a great knowledge of the sport and they know when there is good boxing on display. I hope that Arthur will be as successful here as Sven Ottke was and that the fight on Saturday will have the same quality as their first one in Berlin.
Kalle Sauerland, promoter: I said before the first fight that it will turn out to be a
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