Smith focused on fulfilling a lifetime ambition in Germany this weekend…
Paul Smith weighed in on Friday in Kiel ahead of his WBO super-middleweight world title clash with ‘King’ Arthur Abraham on Saturday night.
The pair both made the weight and went head-to-head for the final time before their title bout, with Smith’s support arriving in the city to create a noisy atmosphere.
The 31-year-old is unaccustomed to this level of opposition and Abraham has vast experience, however, Smith believes that he has the game-plan to dethrone the ‘King’, and has worked tirelessly in training camp to be in the best shape of his life.
While it is reported that he has sold well over 1,000 tickets for the clash, his supporters made themselves heard at the weigh-in but it remains to be seen whether or not it will have any effect on the defending champion.
Smith arguably looked slightly nervous but he will know that he can’t afford to be on fight night as he will not only be taking on Abraham which is difficult enough in itself, but he will have to impress the judges significantly if the fight goes the distance.
Trainer Joe Gallagher and promoter Eddie Hearn have unsurprisingly backed their man, but they genuinely believe that he has what it takes to defeat his opponent and return to Liverpool a world champion.