Smith has spoken about how the fight has come at the right time for him…
Paul Smith came face-to-face with his opponent Arthur Abraham on Wednesday ahead of their WBO super-middleweight title clash in Kiel on Saturday.
The 31-year-old will get the biggest opportunity of his life on Saturday night, and he has spoken in the build-up this week about how the fight has come at the right time for him.
Smith believes that Abraham’s best days are behind him and has questioned his hunger after 18 title bouts, and that he goes into the fight knowing, not thinking, that he can win and be crowned the world champion.
The Merseysider took part in a public workout on Tuesday before the press conference in Kiel on Wednesday, and both fighters will be expected to attend the weigh-in on Friday ahead of fight night.
Abraham undoubtedly has more experience out of the two, but along with trainer Joe Gallagher, Smith believes that he has the tactics and game-plan to outfox ‘King Arthur’, and will be looking to fulfil a lifetime ambition of becoming a world champion in the super-middleweight division.
He won’t be alone in doing so though, as along with his brothers who have flown out with him along with promoter Eddie Hearn, it is expected that over 2,000 English fans will be making the trip out to Kiel.