One thing we did learn from their last fight was that Arthur can be bullied and that whatever granite he’s made from has begun to weather over time. Smith has a real chance.Also on the bill – like a phoenix rising from Tony Thompson’s armpit – is David Price (opponent yet to be decided). Price has been dogged by a series of injuries for nearly a year and will be eager to fight someone with a pulse. If he can rise above the two Thompson defeats the UK scene will be better for it.
The promotion has kicked off in the UK, with both fighters attending events in Liverpool, but the fight itself will take place in the jazzily named “O2 World Arena” in Berlin. The partisan crowd won’t bother Paul one bit. Above the noise of the Steins being filled will be a small but vocal group of Scousers paying as little as under £20 for a ticket to watch their local hero maybe pick up the belt. He would deserve it.
Smith v Abraham II – Full Fight Video