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April 4, 2014

Abdallah returns for June fight at Kenan Arena

Taylor, Van Nostrand among others on Kenan Arena fight card


Undefeated United States light heavyweight champion Amer Abdallah (14-0) has opened training camp in Las Vegas for an upcoming mega fight slated for June 7 at Lockport’s Kenan Center Arena. 
Abdallah’s manager Ahmed Imamovic confirmed this week that they’re close to finalizing a fight with an international champion to rank Abdallah in the top 5 in the world and close in on a world title shot.
“This will be the biggest fight of Amer’s career in terms of importance and the opposition. Rest assured, he will be ready,” Imamovic said.
Abdallah recently returned from a press tour in the Middle East, promoting his upcoming fight. “I’m humbled at the amount of press we received and the supporters we’ve befriended across the globe,” Abdallah said. “I’m always proud to say I’m from a small town in Western New York called Lockport.”
Training Abdallah for the upcoming fight is longtime trainer, referee and friend Jim Andrello of Syracuse and the Lock City’s own Corey Webster. The latest addition to Abdallah’s coaching staff is Jeff Mayweather, uncle of boxing superstar welterweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is currently in camp for a May 3 fight at the MGM Grand. 
Abdallah will hold camp at the world famous Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas over the next weeks.
“When Floyd is in camp, the atmosphere of the whole gym changes.” Abdallah said. “He makes everyone in the gym work extra hard and he keeps everyone sharp.”
Abdallah will then fly back home and continue training at Webster’s Western New York MMA in Buffalo, along with a new strength and conditioning coach, Greg Jones at the Lockport Athletic & Fitness Club.
“My team is my family. We have a great time during camp, always keeping it fun, but at the end of the day we know the only thing that matters is winning,” Abdallah said.

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