Ward vs Abraham press conference pictures
The fight which takes place this Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, will see both men battle it out to book a place in the tournament Final against the winner of Carl Froch vs Glen Johnson next month.
WBA champion Ward told the gathered press that he was fully focused on the task ahead saying, ‘I respect Arthur Abraham, it's going to be a tough fight.
‘I won't hear the crowd; I won't hear anybody on Saturday night. I'm locked in. I'm here to defend my belt and to keep my belt right here in America.’
While challenger Abraham claimed he would end the tournament like he started, with a win over Jermain Taylor, ‘I'm very happy to be part of this tournament. This tournament started well for me and it will end well.
‘I had to make some adjustments to my style for moving from middleweight to super-middleweight and then we had to make some more after the losses. We've made the adjustments and we hope we don't have to do it again,’ said Abraham.
Promoter Dan Goossen praises the Super Six Boxing Classic ahead of the semi-final showdown betweeen his fighter Andre Ward and German-based Armenian Arthur Abraham
Ward and trainer Virgil Hunter watch on
Arthur Abraham speaks to the media
Ward and Abraham staredown
Ward and Abraham pose for pictures alongside heavyweights Chris Arreola (left) and Nagy Aguilera (right) who fight on the undercard
Photos by Craig Bennett for Goossen Tutor Promotions