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Arthur Abraham wants rematch with Gilberto Ramirez

Arthur Abraham wants a rematch with Gilberto Ramirez, but can he do any better if he gets it?

Arthur Abraham v Gilberto Ramirez Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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?

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