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Abraham: "Does anyone really care about what Miranda says?"
King Arthur Abraham yesterday started his ten-day training camp on a small island in the Baltic Sea to prepare for the June 21 showdown with Edison Miranda. The IBF middleweight champion, unbeaten in 26 fights (21 KOs), admitted he is already counting the days until his highly-anticipated US debut. “Things have been going great in practice,” he said..

“I am looking forward to the rematch with Miranda.” Back in September 2006, King Arthur clinched a unanimous points victory over the Colombian even though he had his jaw broken twice and lost over a litre of blood.

Miranda most recently tried to drag his opponent into a war of words when he launched a stinging attack on the 28-year-old German. “I do not think he is a good boxer at all, or a real champion. I will hunt him down like a wounded pig and slaughter him. Abraham won´t hear the final bell on June 21st,” was among the nicer things he said.

But Abraham could not care less about Miranda´s latest comments. He stated: “Does anyone really care about what Miranda says? He should tell his psychologist about his problems. Had I failed to beat a man who has his jaw broken twice, I would have retired immediately and would rather work as a night watchman.”

Meanwhile, coach Ulli Wegner is optimistic King Arthur´s US debut will be a successful one. “The last time Miranda clearly lost on points. This time Arthur will knock him out,” he predicted.
 

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Yeah, he had a twice broken jaw and yeah, he lost a lot of blood, but he ran the second half of the fight. Even with the five points Miranda lost, I think it should have been closer. The headbutt was an obvious one to call, but I remember one of the low blows being very borderline. The third man in the ring was Randy Neumann, right? Go figure, the guy is an assclown. I think that loss along with the TKO against Pavlik just might have woken up a sleeping giant. His KO of David Banks was a thing of beauty and while it was just Banks, I had a feeling he'd give Kessler a rough night out had Kessler not made so many irrational demands and ultimately been afraid of Pantera. We'll see if King Arthur is for real this time around. The guy had some incredible knockouts himself, but how good were Khoren Gevor and Sebastien Demers? His last defense was against the highly limited Elvin Ayala who came out with a draw against Sergio Mora. I'm looking forward to this one. Should be a lot of bad blood and it will be interesting to see how Abraham will deal with fighting in the US for the first time...
 

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I'm sorry but I love all the thrash Miranda says.. its funny.. hunt him like a wounded pig and slaughter him.. hahahaha
I hope hes right though
 

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Miranda Offers Career Advice To Abraham
HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 28 – Calling in from his training camp in Puerto Rico, super middleweight contender Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda chuckled when he was read the latest statements from his June 21st opponent, Arthur Abraham, who stated that in their highly controversial first bout in 2006, if he failed to beat a man who had his jaw broken, he would have taken a job as a night watchman..

“I agree with you Arthur, if it was a one-on-one fight,” said Miranda of the first bout, one marred by questionable officiating. “Unfortunately for me, I was fighting you and the referee, and most people who saw the fight still believe I won.”

“This time, I’m not trusting anything but my fists, and I will knock you out,” continued Miranda. “So, as a fellow competitor, I suggest that maybe you should start shopping for your patent leather shoes and uniform, because you’ll be doing that night watchman job by the end of the summer. I think you’ll be perfect for it, because when something happens, you don’t have to do anything yourself – you can just call for help. Our first fight showed that you’re good at that.”

Arthur Abraham vs Edison Miranda II, a 12 round super middleweight attraction, headlines a night of professional boxing presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Sauerland Event. Showtime World Championship Boxing will televise this highly-anticipated rematch from Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida beginning at 9pm ET / PT.

Tickets for Abraham-Miranda II, priced at $202, $152, $102, and $52 are now on sale and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com.
 
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