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Abraham fighting flu instead of Marquez; fight rescheduled for Nov. 8

Updated: October 4, 2008, 12:21 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Middleweight titleholder Arthur Abraham woke up with a fever and flu-like symptoms, forcing his mandatory defense against Houston's Raul Marquez to be postponed.

The fight, as well as the rest of the card -- which was to have been Saturday in Bamberg, Germany -- has been rescheduled for Nov. 8, also in Bamberg, organizers said.

"I am really sorry but the flu really got me overnight and it's not possible for me to fight," Abraham said in a statement. "I really wanted to fight but ...

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