Germany-based Armenian boxer, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham has been voted “Boxer of the Year” in Germany.
The jury of the German BoxSport magazine and the readers decided to give their votes to the Armenian professional boxer, world champion Arthur Abraham. Arthur Abraham
received 1053 votes,ahead of heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko (775 votes) and Yoan Pablo Hernandez, the super cruiserweight champ (763 votes). This is the sixth time that Abraham wins in this nomination.
Arthur Abraham was born on February 20, 1980, in Yerevan, Armenia to parents Grigor and Sylvia Abrahamyans. His younger brother, Alexander, is also a professional boxer. He moved to Germany with his parents and brothers at the age of 15. He became a citizen of Germany in August 2006.
Abraham started his professional career on August 16, 2003, had many impressive early victories. He defeated Canadian southpaw Ian Gardner (18–1) for the vacant WBA InterContinental Middleweight title, Hector Velazco (former WBO Champion) and contender Nader Hamdan (36–1).