Price per head sportsbooks and Paul Smith believe that he can take advantage of Arthur Abrahams’ weaknesses when he meets the German fighter on September 27 in Kiel, Germany, for his WBO super-middleweight title.
Pay per head services learned that Eddie Hearn, Smith’s promoter, confirmed on Twitter that he secured a first world title shot for the 31-year-old, with the Liverpool super-middleweight set to take on Abrahams at the Sparkassen-Arena.
And Smith, with 35 wins and three losses in his 11-year career in the professional ranks, believes that he can beat a 34-year-old Abrahams, and price per head sportsbooks can’t wait to see what will happen in the ring.
“I am thrilled that the fight with Arthur Abraham has been confirmed,” Smith said. “Arthur is a great champion, a real gentleman and a brilliant ambassador for the sport.
“I do believe that our styles will make for a great fight, but I just think I am getting him at the right time. I know I can beat him and I have seen thing that I can capitalise on.
“I’m sure it will be a spectacular show and I’m proud to be fighting for a world title over in Germany.”
But pay per head services know that Abrahams was in the ring with the likes of Carl Froch and Andre Ward, and he said that he does not plan to give up his title.
“This will be my fourth appearance in Kiel,” the Armenian-born fighter said. “I have won here three times before, two of them by knockout.
“My fight on September 27 will be the first time I have defended my WBO super-middleweight title here and there is no way I am going to lose.
“I will retain my world championship and continue my winning streak at the Sparkassen-Arena.”
Hearn added: “This is a huge opportunity for Paul and one that he and his trainer Joe Gallagher have asked me to deliver for them.
“The styles blend well, it’s going to be a cracking fight and UK fans should head to Kiel on September 27 with a number of other Matchroom fighters on the bill.
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“Domestically, the super-middleweight division is red hot right now and Paul has the chance to gatecrash the world scene.”