01:07  ,  March 23, 2015

Arthur Abraham: There is no need to go to Baku


By Lusine Shahbazyan

YEREVAN. – I think that there is need to go to Baku. I find it hard to imagine our athletes’ participation in the games in Baku.

Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham (Germany), who is the reining World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Champion, told about the abovementioned to reporters.

Abraham stated this while commenting on the matter of Armenian athletes’ participation in the First European Games, which the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku will host this summer.

To note, the world champion is in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan these days, and he was on hand at Sunday’s finals of the Boxing Championship of Armenia.

“The boys are in very good condition. I believe if the number ones go to Baku, they will win medals. However, it will be very difficult for our athletes in Azerbaijan. Achieving a victory there will be very hard for our athletes. I’m convinced that they will not allow us to achieve victories.

“A great progress is observed in Armenian boxing. I like our boys’ style of competing, [and] the bouts they have had,” Arthur Abraham also said.

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