BERLIN (PanARMENIAN)—German-Armenian boxer Arthur Abraham welcomed a special guest Wednesday at the renowned sports training facility in Kienbaum, Germany, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped by to visit.
Hundreds of world-class athletes, including dozens of Olympic gold medal winners and world champions, use the sports center each year to prepare for their events.
Merkel, who honored Kienbaum with a special award, enjoyed meeting Germany’s top athletes. Arthur Abraham even had a special present for the Chancellor, boxingscene.com reported.
“I gave her a pair of mini gloves, which she promised to keep in a very special place inside her office,” said Arthur Abraham. “I hope the gloves bring her luck—in politics, you sometimes have to box your way through. It was a great honor to meet the Chancellor. We spoke about a lot of interesting things.”