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FELIX STURM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chudinov defeats Sturm by split decision for WBA belt

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Fedor Chudinov of Russia defeated former middleweight champion Felix Sturm of Germany by split decision for the vacant WBA super middleweight title on Saturday. Two judges awarded it 116-112 and 118-110 in favor of Chudinov, while another awarded it 116-112 to Sturm, despite him rarely troubling the undefeated Russian but for a brief flurry in the sixth and...
Via Associated Press
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Bernard Hopkins, Felix Sturm And Tomasz Adamek

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle, which mean this week marks the 20th anniversary of George Foreman’s victory over Michael Moorer to regain a version of the heavyweight title at 45. It’s kind of fitting, then, that Bernard Hopkins, who’s even more ancient at 49, is fighting this week. B-Hop has never done a commercial for Oscar Mayer Big and...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm vs. Sam Soliman II picked up by ESPN3 in U.S.

ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round middleweight title fight between Felix Sturm (39-3-2, 18 KOs) and Sam Soliman (43-11, 18 KOs) on Saturday, May 31. Saturday’s coverage of the undercard bouts will begin at 2 p.m. ET with the main event getting underway at approximately 5 p.m. The fight, from the KönigPalast Arena in Krefeld, Germany, will be...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham vs. Felix Sturm in the works next

At today's final press conference ahead of the fight between Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) and Nikola Sjekloca (26-1, 8 KOs) this Saturday at the Velodrom Berlin, Germany, which will host its first ever world title fight, Abraham was already looking ahead to something else -- the prospect of an all-German showdown against Felix Sturm. Arthur Abraham: "I am looking forward to defend...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Macklin still waiting on Felix Sturm rematch: I know I’ll beat him again

Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin is getting a bit tired and frustrated, to say the least, on waiting to hear what direction IBF middleweight champion Felix Sturm is heading for his next bout. Macklin and Sturm's well documented and publicized history dates back to their first bout, which took place in Sturm's home country of Germany in 2011. The bout was Macklin's first world...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Macklin: If Sturm’s a real man, he’ll give me the rematch he promised

Last Saturday, Ireland's top-rated middleweight contender and world title challenger Matthew "Mack the Knife" Macklin (30-5, 20KO's) once again put himself back into the title picture with an impressive 10-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated highly regarded prospect Lamar Russ. The bout against Russ came on HBO, the fourth consecutive bout for Macklin on their airwaves...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Felix Sturm Pulvarizes Barker To Win IBF Belt

STUTTGART, GERMANY - It only took two rounds for Sturm to unleash shades of brilliance past and devastate Darren Barker  in his first title defense to win the IBF middleweight belt at the Porsche Arena in Germany. Barker attempted to bring the fight early Sturm early throwing combinations upstairs that largely missed and left hooks to the body while Sturm eased inside by working...
Via BadCulture
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Darren Barker Falls Apart Against Felix Sturm

The grim prospect of facing Gennady Golovkin – Kazakhstan’s modern take on Grendel’s mother – is one that influences his middleweight contemporaries in myriad ways. Faced with the ultimatum of boxing either Golovkin or an alternative 160 lb. world titlist by his paymasters at German TV network SAT.1, Cologne’s Felix Sturm coughed up a king’s ransom in order to lure Cockney...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF middleweight belt

Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title on Saturday. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. ''I hit him well with my swings,'' said Sturm, a German...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Sturm beats Barker by TKO in 2nd for IBF belt

Felix Sturm defeated defending champion Darren Barker with a second round TKO to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title on Saturday. Former WBA champion Sturm twice knocked Barker to the canvas and looked set to finish him off when the towel was thrown in. Referee Mark Nelson called it off 2 minutes, 9 seconds into the round. Sturm, a German of Bosnian descent, claimed his fourth...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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