Arthur Abraham: The victory against Smith was not easy

Aram Manukyan
Public Radio of Armenia

WBO (World Boxing Organization) super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham told reporters in Yerevan that “it’s always a pleasure for him to visit Armenia.”

Speaking about the recent bout against British Paul Smith, Abraham said the victory was not easy. The World Champion added he would like to fight again against Smith and give him an opportunity of rematch.

“He was no easy opponent. But we had worked out good tactics with my coach, and I was trying to keep him at distance,” Arthur told a press conference today. As a result I won on points without major problems.”

Remind that Smith insisted after the defeat that he was robbed of his victory. “The bout was interesting to spectators, that’s why I would like to fight him again, but it’s up to our promoters to arrange the issue.”

Speaking about amateur boxing in Armenia, Abraham said our country has always had good traditions in boxing, and voiced hope we will win at least one or two medals at both Olympic Games and the forthcoming European and World Championships.

Abraham said after he ends his career, he will undertake to building a professional boxing school in Armenia. However, before that he still has much to do on the ring, and the next fight is scheduled for January 2015.

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