Arthur Abraham


Status: Former IBF Middleweight champion will face America Andre Dirrell next in the SHOWTIME Super Six tournament. Abraham knocked out Jermain Taylor in round 12 in October 2009.

Record: 30-0 (24).

Ht: 5-10 Wt: 168

DOB: February 20, 1980 In: Yerevan, Armenia

Childhood Hero: “Iron Mike Tyson. My idol in boxing.”

First Boxing Memory: “My first fight I have too much feelings of being scared, afraid. My first pro fight was when I was 23 (TKO 3 Frank Kary). My first amatuer fight – the same. The same feeling – scared. (Win or lose?) I win by KO round two.”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “I like to sleep and I have my businesses – I own a lot of houses, real estate and a business of chartering of airplanes. I like to relax, I like music, I like water, I like to go to holiday.”

Favorite Movie: “The best favorite movie is The Gladiator.”

Last Book Read: “From Don King [smiles].”

Musical Tastes: “I like classical music, I like hip-hop music, Armenian music.”

First Job: “I help my big brother (Christian) in carrying furniture, delivering furniture. My brother owned a furniture shop.”

Current Car: “I have so many cars [laughs] – BMW, Audi, Ferrari, Audi, Mercedes, seven cars I have.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “I think I go to no loss. No loss. I think every time to win. Only on win. Just thinking about winning.”

Typical Breakfast: “Today, yogurt with strawberry.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Boxing with my broken jaw and I win (2006 vs. Miranda). That is greatest moment. And the first greatest moment is 2005, 10 December – the first time I am world champion.”

Most Painful Moment: “Boxing eight rounds with broken jaw. Double broken jaw [smiles].”

Funny Boxing Memory: “Too many.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “Nothing. I go every time to the ring serious. No embarrassing moment.”

Your Career If You Weren’t A Boxer: “Businessman.”

Favorite All-Time Fighter: “Young Mike Tyson.”

Favorite Fight You Watched: “Oh too many fights. Maybe good fights of Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard, I like Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Mike Tyson. Too many good fights, I cannot say one.”

Training Routine: “Every day two times, morning and the evening.”

Gym: “I train in Berlin, Max Schmeling Gym.”

Toughest Opponent: “Never [laughs]. Broken jaw is my very hard fight. There was nobody really tough. The only thing was fighting with a broken jaw.”

Toughest Part Of Being A Successful Boxer: “Lose the weight.”

Last Vacation: “In Monaco.”

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: “Soccer. Too much I like Chelsea.”

Pre-Fight Meal: “Spaghetti.”

Whigh Fight Were You At Your Best: “World championship 2005 with Kingsley Ikeke. I win round five KO.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Respect.”

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