DETROIT (March 21, 2010) Photos: Photo Wende — One week ahead of the hotly anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic clash between undefeated tournament points leader, Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) of Germany, and Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs), of Flint, Mich., next Saturday, March 27, at the Joe Louis Arena live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), “King” Arthur has arrived in Detroit.
Abraham landed Saturday evening following a nine-hour flight from Frankfurt. After checking into his downtown hotel, he immediately went for a run at the Detroit River.
“Fresh air and some jogging will help me to shake off the jetlag,” he said. “We had a good trip over and I feel in great shape.”
On Sunday, Abraham worked out with his coach, Ulli Wegner, wearing special University of Michigan training gear.
“Even in Germany we know that the University of Michigan is one of the best and one of the most famous universities in America,” he said. “I am participating in the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament to show that I am the best boxer in the world, so I am working out in a uniform that symbolizes excellence.
“The Michigan Wolverines have a great sports tradition, just like the state of Michigan has a great boxing tradition thanks to legends such Joe Louis and Thomas Hearns.
“I am in America to become a legend myself, and that is the reason why I will defeat Dirrell on March 27.”
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SUPER SIX WORLD BOXING CLASSIC SCOREBOARD
Record Fighter Points
1-0 Arthur Abraham 3
1-0 Carl Froch 2
1-0 Andre Ward 2
0-1 Andre Dirrell 0
0-1 Mikkel Kessler 0
0-0 Allan Green 0