He has had over 40 victories in his career. None of them was a piece of cake but only one of them is truly unforgettable for him.
This time WBO World Champion Arthur Abraham is telling about his dearest victory in Mediamax Sport’s “Unforgettable Victory” series.
When I think of an unforgettable victory the first that comes to mind is the fight with Edison Miranda (Columbia) on September 23, 2006.
It is one of the most complicated fights I have had, to date. In already round four, I had a double fracture of jaw, but I had no plans to give up. I found strength and will and fought 12 rounds. I was granted the victory by the unanimous decision of the referees. It was one of my most important victories, and I defended my IBF middleweight title.
Once the terrible pain in the jaw relieved there dominated only the exultant mood. I felt that the aspiration for victory was stronger than the physical pain. It was also a great lesson for my further career.
Even today when I watch the match I experience the same triumphant emotions, and again and again realize that great achievements and victories are not as easy as pie.
Every time I recall this victory I repeat my motto and highlight its application: “Dead or alive, but never on the knees.”