Eastman: 'I am going to show the Germans that us Brits can fight'
15.07.05 - Howard Eastman is unfazed at the prospect of fighting in front of a partisan home crowd when he takes on unbeaten German based Armenian Arthur Abraham in a WBA Intercontinental clash that doubles as a WBC eliminator at the Versicherung Arena in Nuremberg tomorrow night. “I’m actually looking forward to it,” said the Battersea Bomber today after weighing-in at 72.1kg. “It is a privilege to be able to box in different places around the world..
“I am going to show the Germans that us Brits can fight. It’s going to be exciting.”
Both fighters have a reputation for fireworks. Eastman has stopped 34 out of his 38 victims whilst Abraham, who registered 72.2kg, has stopped 15 out of 16.
Victory for Eastman will place him on the verge of a rematch with undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, should he remain in the division.
“After we fought in February, Hopkins said he would give me a rematch,” Eastman added. “That is what I want to happen.”