El Paso boxer Abie Han is a busy man these days. He recently opened his own martial arts facility at 3910 Doniphan in west El Paso. His wife Stephanie recently gave birth to their first child, Anastasia. As if Abie does not have enough on his plate, he is training for the biggest fight of his professional career, when he meets Anthony Dirrell in the co-main event of PBC this Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center.

Han met the media yesterday after returning to El Paso from Houston, where he was training for the 168-pound title eliminator. Although he is taking this fight on short notice and moving up from his normal 160-pound weight class, Han knows that this could be his last chance to put himself in position for a world title bout. A win over Dirrell in front of his fans at the Haskins Center would mean a chance to challenge new champion James DeGale for his IBF World Super Middleweight belt. DeGale defeated Caleb Truax by unanimous decision earlier this month in Las Vegas to win back the title.