Despite — or perhaps because of — a truly miserable showing in their first fight, Arthur Abraham is hoping to land a rematch with Gilberto Ramirez, the man who took the WBO super middleweight title from him in April 2016.
First, Abraham (45-5, 30 KO) will have to get past Robin Krasniqi (46-4, 17 KO) this Saturday, but he’s expected to do so. Ramirez (34-0, 24 KO) also fights on Saturday, making his first title defense against Max Bursak (33-4-1, 15 KO).
"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,” Abraham said. “I'm going to win and fight for the championship. After that, a few title defenses.”
Abraham, 37, is getting up there in years, and Ramirez, 25, appeared to simply have a terrible style for him, long and rangy with power, leaving the economical Abraham unable to get punches off, resulting in a 12-round shutout loss across the board from all three judges.
Do you see Abraham doing any better if he does get a rematch, or will it be more of the same? Can an old dog like him learn new tricks?