What sacrifices are you willing to make to realize your dream? Would you pay to work in your chosen profession? Would you exercise diligence in your pursuit, following up on every possibility? Could you be a chameleon, assuming all the roles necessary to win the prize. Maybe you wouldn't, but Richard Abraham has, does and will. One of the newest faces in the welterweight division at Glory, Abraham comes to the ring with a professional record of 10-3-0, with three wins already with Glory. He has trained extensively in Thailand and arrived back home ready to work. Hailing from Itasca, Illinois, Abraham found in kickboxing a positive way to deal with anger and a life that could have gone very wrong. When asked what he'd be doing if he weren't fighting, he replied, "Probably nothing good."
Through the sport, however, he has found the discipline and skills needed to be successful in life. So far he's enjoying the ride at Glory and is on a three fight win streak having defeated Pawel Jedrzejczyk in his Glory debut as well as Casey Greene and Francois Ambang at Glory 30 in Los Angeles. Interestingly enough, prior to his debut at Glory 27, he had planned to return to Thailand. The gods, however, were with him and he answered Glory's call. Coincidentally, although he was scheduled to fight at Max Muay Thai stadium in Thailand, the stadium caught fire making Glory his blessing in disguise. Abraham expresses little fear in the face of any opponent his main goal is to be matched with fighters that will challenge him and take his skill level even higher and he doesn't mind being an underdog. Being able to fight and be successful at his craft is his primary goal. Abraham is a self described well rounded fighter, with the ability to fight off multiple different styles. He is also keenly aware of the need for a synthesis between not only physical conditioning but also the mental aspect of fighting. It's mind, body and soul.
At Glory 34 Abraham prepares to face "The Blood Diamond" Mike Mathetha. While not much is known about this opponent, Abraham is confident and prepared. Richard extends many thanks to all the fans for their support and he plans to continue to push hard and to show the world that he is a force. For those interested in continue to watch this fighter on his journey you can follow him on both Twitter and Instagram @muaythaichicago or via his Facebook fan page Richard Maximus Abraham. It's fight night on Friday, October 21st at Glory 34 Denver and another opportunity for this fighter to prove what he's made of.