Tonight at Congress Center in Ekfurt, Germany, SES Boxing presents a WBO Super Middleweight title eliminator between two-time world title challenger Robin Krasniqi and three-time, two-division world champion "King" Arthur Abraham.
Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KOs), rated No. 3 by the WBO, faces WBO No. 2-ranked Abraham (45-5, 30 KOs) in the 12-round main event to determine the mandatory challenger for reigning WBO Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto Ramirez, of Mexico.
The principal boxers on the bill weighed in yesterday.
WBO Super Middleweight Title Eliminator, 12 rounds
Robin Krasniqi: 166.5 lb
Arthur Abraham: 168 lb
Vacant WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, 10 rounds
Tom Schwarz: 236.5 lb
Adnan Redzovic: 236.75 lb
Robin Krasniqi: "I have the maximum respect for Arthur, a big name who has achieved everything. But in the ring, there can only be one winner. I've trained long and hard for my dream to become world champion. As always, I've been diligent and disciplined. Everything I've done in the last six months I'm going to show on Saturday. The reward is a clear victory and the chance to win a world championship fight!"
Arthur Abraham: "I'm a person who doesn't speak so much, I let actions speak. I'll show you in the ring how we have trained. I'm going to win and fight for the championship. After that, a few title defenses. But we are now focusing on this fight. Both boxers have a good level. The fans can look forward to it. No matter who is in front of me, they must be beaten...in the ring there is just one thing. I want to win and I will win!"
Integrated Sports Media will distribute "Krasniqi vs. Abraham" live in North America, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, on cable, satellite and internet pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, and Dish in the United States, as well as Rogers, Shaw and Sask Tel in Canada, also on the Fite app and website (www.Fite.tv), for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
Outside of North America, "Krasniqi vs. Abraham" is being licensed by leading boxing television rights distribution firm, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd.