France's Mehdi Bouadla is talking confidently ahead of his WBO
super-middleweight challenge against Arthur Abraham.
The pair meet in Nuremberg, German on December 15, in what will
be Abraham's first defence of the crown.
And Bouadla is hoping to make his reign a short one by causing
an unlikely upset.
"I will do everything I can to make sure that I will become the
new world champion," the 30-year-old said at this week's press
"I have studied some of Arthur's fights - including his latest
against Stieglitz. I know how to beat him."
Bouadla will be considered by many to be something of a soft
touch for Abraham.
The Frenchman, 26 - 4 (11 KOs), has yet to even win a European
title and has been defeated each time he has stepped up against the
division's best operators.
Only last year he challenged former world super-middleweight
number one Mikkel Kessler for the WBO European crown but was
blasted out inside six rounds.
Despite this, Abraham was adamant that he is not overlooking the
threat Bouadla carries.