In front of an excitable crowd and a throng of cameras, hometown hero “King” Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) of Berlin, weighed in at the division limit 168 pounds.
His opponent, Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) of Little Rock, AR, who had more than 20 American fans on hand, weighed in at 166.25 pounds.
Abraham and Taylor are ready to fight before what is expected to be a sellout crowd of 14,000+ at the famed 02 World Arena in Berlin.
The clash of former middleweight world champions will kick-off the Super Six World Boxing Classic, Saturday, Oct. 17 on Showtime at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Abraham vs. Taylor will air on a delay and be followed immediately by the live telecast of Carl “The Cobra” Froch vs. Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell.
For more information on the Super Six World Boxing Classic including exclusive videos, photography, expert analysis from Al Bernstein and Steve Farhood, and much more please visit www.WorldBoxingClassic.com.