TwitterFacebook

Has Abraham lost his hunger?

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

Thomas Hansvoll expects Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) to upset the odds and score a career-defining win over former two-weight World Champion Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) on July 16 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin.

The Norwegian duo have been hard at work preparing for the WBO International title fight, and although Lihaug enters the bout as an underdog, Hansvoll is confident the 23 year-old has what it takes to beat an ageing Abraham, who he believes has ‘lost his hunger’.

‘’Abraham is a legend in the sport, but I think he has lost his hunger,’’ says Hansvoll. ‘’I’ve watched all his fights so I know a lot about him, and I’ve been a boxer too so I can tell when a fighter is a little tired of the whole thing, and I think that is the case with Abraham. He has been there and done that, and he’s not so interested anymore.

See Also

‘’I don’t want to say anything bad about him because I respect him as a fighter, and he was a hero of mine, even when I was fighting, but when you get older and you’ve made a lot of money, it can be hard to find the motivation. You can see that in his last two fights against Gilberto Ramirez and Martin Murray. He doesn’t have the same hunger anymore, and it’s sad to see.

‘’Tim, on the other hand, is a young up and coming fighter, and I believe the time is right for him. He knows this is his big chance and he knows he has nothing to lose. All the pressure will be on Abraham, as people don’t expect so much from Tim, but we know what he is capable of and we’re very confident he can win.’’

Hansvoll, a thirty-two-fight veteran and former World title challenger, says he intends to draw on his own experience inside the squared circle to guide his fighter to victory.

‘’I started boxing when I was ten years old, and I was fortunate to have a good amateur career and a good professional career,’’ he explains. ‘’I went to Paris to challenge Bruno Girad for the WBA World title in 2002, and I was the underdog when I beat Ole Klemetsen in 2001. I’ve been in similar situations to Tim, and I will use all this experience to help him.’’

The WBO International Championship fight between Tim-Robin Lihaug and Arthur Abraham will provide chief support for Tyron Zeuge’s WBA World Super Middleweight title challenge against Giovanni De Carolis. Tickets are available online via www.eventim.de and www.tickethall.de or by calling +49 (0)1806-570044.

Read more articles about:
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Jorge Linares says Vasiliy Lomachenko is slipping, not the same…

Jorge Linares says Vasiliy Lomachenko is slipping, not the same fighter he was two years ago

Former three-division world champion Jorge Linares 47-5 (29) insists Vasiliy Lomachenko 14-1 (10) is not the same fighter he was when the pair met in the ring in May 2018. The fight for the 34-year-old Venezuelan’s WBA lightweight title was scored…

Maxi Hughes confident of springing the upset against Jono Carroll

Maxi Hughes confident of springing the upset against Jono Carroll

Maxi Hughes 20-5-2 (4) knows just how much is riding on the result of his showdown with former world title challenger Jono Carroll 18-1-1 (4) when the pair meet over 10-rounds at Production Park Studios in South Kirkby, UK on Wednesday night. The …

Jono Carroll promises another classic performance against Maxi Hughes on…

Jono Carroll promises another classic performance against Maxi Hughes on Wednesday

Super featherweight contender Jono ‘King Kong’ Carroll 18-1-1 (4) is looking forward to building on his momentum when he returns to the ring against Maxi Hughes 20-5-2 (4) over 10-rounds at Production Park Studios in South Kirkby, UK on Wednesday nig…

Billy Joe Saunders makes extraordinary offer to Canelo Alvarez

Billy Joe Saunders makes extraordinary offer to Canelo Alvarez

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders 29-0 (14) is so confident he can beat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) that he is willing to forgo his purse if he loses. The 30-year-old southpaw was originally scheduled to face the Mexican sup…

Carl Froch says Mike Tyson will be "blowing out his…

Carl Froch says Mike Tyson will be

Carl Froch has questioned whether the eight-round exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr will end prematurely in a no-contest. Former undisputed heavyweight champion Tyson, 53, and former undisputed light heavyweight champion Jones Jr…

Jamal James outpoints Thomas Dulorme in fast-paced 12 rounder

Jamal James outpoints Thomas Dulorme in fast-paced 12 rounder

Jamal ‘Shango’ James 27-1 (12) claimed the interim WBA welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Thomas Dulorme 25-4-1 (16) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Dulorme put the pressure on in the earl…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US