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Swedish Boxing Fan

BosnjakMelb – I respect your opinion and that you support Felix Sturm you seem to be that good. Sturm is not a bad boxer in my view but I’m honest here and I’m haven’t been impressed with Sturm’s performance in the ring and he being a world title holder since 2004 and I believe I never will be impressed on him in the ring ever. Sorry but he made me very disappointed a few years back and he have so far shown NO interest to fight the very best yet.
Back then when he could have fought Bernard Hopkins (even after the Oscar De La Hoya fight he could have challenged him), Jermain Taylor (The one who he in first place should have fought for the WBA belt and just waited till after the Hopkins-Taylor 2 fight instead for complaining to the WBA for the belt), Arthur Abraham (in a WBA/IBF world title unification but Sturm refused to respond his challenges for that fight), Kelly Pavlik (same there Sturm did not want him), Edison Miranda, Winky Wright, Sergio Gabriel Martinez or even Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Gennady Golovkin etc. For me Sturm is just a enough good boxer BUT a made up paper champ who never fought any serious test to get it or deserve to keep it. In my old book a recognised champion must either fight very often with many title defences or go for fighting the best possible and win all recognised titles.

Posted March 4, 2013 12:57 pm 


With Golovkin, who the hell hasn’t been ducking him? All the top fighters in the division are avoiding him, including Martinez. Instead of fight Golovkin the fight most people are demanding to see, he fights Sturm’s leftovers and here you guys are complaining about Adnan’s (Sturm) competition? Please.

Posted March 3, 2013 11:36 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan, Have you even watched his last few fights? all 5 of them except for the zbik bout have been close entertaining battles with at least one of them (Sturm-Macklin) being considered a fight of the year candidate. So for you to say he hasn’t been in any interesting fights is pretty ridiculous. The more he ages the more he slows the more entertaining he has become. In terms of him fighting the best, yes I agree, that has been his downside but can you really blame him completely? You say he could of fought Bernard Hopkins yes he could of but it seems you are forgetting one important fact.. He got ROBBED from that exact opportunity by a bloke named Oscar. Had he been treated fairly and the correct decision was announced it would of been him fighting Bhop not Oscar and this whole ‘hiding out’ in Germany issue wouldn’t have occurred.

Posted March 3, 2013 11:32 pm 


Uuuhh, what belt are you guys talking about? This was just an IBF eliminator, right?

Posted March 3, 2013 10:23 pm 



Posted March 3, 2013 6:34 pm 


They should change the descision and give the belt back, that was a roberry in my opinion.

Posted March 3, 2013 4:45 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Great, this means Sturm will have his belt again and continue hiding in Germany with his fixed fights and ducking anyone decent so everyone loses. But they need to state what drug he tested positive for. These generalized ‘designer amphetamine’ statements aren’t specific enough. Drug test results are too serious for authorities to not state the drug and it makes people think there’s something fishy going on. Also wtf is NADA? State the commission or testing agency or whatever that is.

Posted March 3, 2013 2:02 pm 

Swedish Boxing Fan

treize – Gennady Golovkin yeah that is another one I forgott, thanks. Yes him and I could name more quality opponents over the years 2004 and to date and Felix Sturm just don’t want to fight the real opponents. Sad and sorry for all of us.

Posted March 3, 2013 11:55 am 



Not to mention Gennady Golovkin, whom he ducked twice by now and who offered him a 50/50 spilt for a fight in germany, recently. An offer to which Sturm didn’t respond ’til today.

Posted March 3, 2013 9:28 am 

Swedish Boxing Fan

BosnjakMelb – Well I don’t go away that easily. Yeah I admit, I mabey complain a bit to much on Felix Sturm but it is true what I say. Felix Sturm is no interesting boxer and he fights no i9nteresting fights, still he gets well paid fights and title shots and is a “3-time champion” but he have accept the 2004 Oscar De La Hoya fight NEVER fought a serius main opponent over the years and still get “recognition” to be called champ and that is so wrong with the sport and he just laughs all the way to the bank. He can fight yeah but I and so many other boxing fans and experts are so tired of him getting it all almost for free in the ring. In my boxing team he is not popular by either boxers or the trainers and so many press critics so I’m not lost here, I afree as well and belive me, I dont like doing this but I’m so tired of him and I dont want to see him in another title fight. He could have fought Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Arthur Abraham, Kelly Pavlik, Edison Miranda, Winky Wright, Sergio Gabriel Martinez or even Julio Cesar Chavez Jr but NO he just fon’t want to fight any of them. So sad.

Posted March 3, 2013 8:42 am 


So a guy who has been fighting, winning and losing humbling for over 20 years of pro kickboxing and boxing, always promoting comprehensive drug testing and clean living, never complaining about a single loss and taking each fight in his stride… Is being accused by a guy who has refused drug testing, just lost 2 split decisions in a row in front of his home crowd, has been past his prime for several fights, and the so called doping agency didnt even inform the IBF, Soliman’s camp, the Australian boxing doping authority but found the time to inform his promoter? Stinks to high hell of a corrupt team mud slinging and trying to cling on to anything when beaten by the better fighter on the night. Complete sour grapes from a sore loser.

Posted March 3, 2013 6:00 am 


Wei-au-wei, Tommy…

Wer hat dir den Fanboy-Text geschrieben?

Posted March 3, 2013 5:58 am 


It was EPO, not roids, dummies. Don’t cry, babies.
Nobody is guilty of having Sturm around for, as fas as it concerns you, other annoying fights.
Only one person, if the B-test shows the same: Soliman and his bunch of cheaters. Put your anger and crying on them.

Posted March 3, 2013 4:09 am 


Nicholas the klitchko will never be loved here in ameriaca. And I have my beliefs why . I know one thing Ross Greenburg would not show their fights here. He said no one knows them no one wants to know them and no one can tell the difference between them . Imagine saying that about two heavy weight champions of the world who happen to be real brothers so america will never really embrace them forget it

Posted March 3, 2013 2:45 am 

stupid loser

another negative mark for boxing. just the core fans left to suffer through the cheating and corruption in the hope of seeing a good, fair, fight.

Posted March 3, 2013 1:47 am 


Why did the German drug testing authorities tell Sturm the outcome of Soliman’s test and then announce it publicly without telling Soliman?

Posted March 3, 2013 1:14 am 

Fight Scribe

So Sam are you inferring the drug testing body that tested you erroneous and has got it wrong? Or are blatantly lying or is it as simple that this article is wrong?

Posted March 3, 2013 12:22 am 


yea sure nicholas wlad klitchko fears losing to pantera or what ever his name is. Thats the reason he is fighting him in germany . so when pantera ?beats wladimere klitchko the germans can cheat for klitchko .I can now see that you are another person who when it comes to the klitchkos your reasoning goes out the window

Posted March 3, 2013 12:05 am 


he is australian no american or euro-ping

Posted March 2, 2013 10:05 pm 


traveling sam soliman is from the UK

Posted March 2, 2013 10:03 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan, the only one that keeps on bi tching is you. You’re getting very annoying. How about YOU go away? Soliman couldn’t even beat Sturm with PED’s, now imagine if it was fair game. There’s no room for cheating scum in Boxing. Sadly we keep on seeing this sh it over and over again. This beloved sport of ours has turned into a circus.

Posted March 2, 2013 9:10 pm 


i had just assumed that Sturm had some pretty good contracts signed up with Gaele and Soliman that would benefit him even if he were to lose, he does have his own promotional company and getting a cut of a potential Gaele vs Soliman fight would be big money, im fairly sure the Gaele Vs Mundine fight did good numbers, even the ppv booking system crashed from the number of orders….

Posted March 2, 2013 8:54 pm 

Brandon St. Randy

Get a life, comment not a novel

Posted March 2, 2013 8:34 pm 


seedy Dave in the background isnt doing this caption any good !

Posted March 2, 2013 8:33 pm 


The unbelievable thing is that he was caught by a “pee test”. I don’t believe it and it’s confirmed to be BS by the length of time it took the Germans to come up with the excuse!!!

Posted March 2, 2013 6:11 pm 



Posted March 2, 2013 5:35 pm 


Another aussie being reamed. Get over it krauts he got bashed again by another aussie

Posted March 2, 2013 5:35 pm 


The only question I have is why has it taken so long for the results of these tests to become available? surely the results of a urine test would be available within a week or so. Smells a bit funny to me and the Germans scrambling to position their man.

Posted March 2, 2013 4:31 pm 


Anyone who is caught cheating and taking drugs should be banned for life with a heavy fine. Cheating is becoming far to common in our sport and needs stopping.

Posted March 2, 2013 4:15 pm 


He is an aussie but he is an adopted american

Posted March 2, 2013 4:05 pm 

top hat

Who would have thought a yank would get caught cheating again, oh everyone!!

Posted March 2, 2013 3:44 pm 


First, Soliman’s an Aussie. Second, anyone who’s seen Sam in the past could tell he look fitter and younger than he did back when was competing on the Contender five years ago! He had to be on something!

Posted March 2, 2013 3:42 pm 


So another hype-job yankee gets busted for drugs, eh? Shocking!

Posted March 2, 2013 3:26 pm 


Tony Thompson v David Price, Price won the 1st round, David price was stopped in the 2nd round, but if you check the Boxing rules, David price is not allowed to be knocked out, so that result doesn’t matter, facts are facts.

Posted March 2, 2013 3:10 pm 


This is bunch BS

Posted March 2, 2013 3:05 pm 

Kid Blast


Posted March 2, 2013 3:03 pm 


PEDS is rife in the USA Boxing, it’s a like a cup of tea or coffee, wake you up in the morning, what’s wrong with that, doing it for years, Toney, Jones, Holyfield etc, what’s the problem.

Posted March 2, 2013 2:45 pm 


some get caught and some don’t; it’s the ones that don’t that can hurt someone in the ring

Posted March 2, 2013 2:43 pm 


Steroid pellets, I know they are banned, I am a World rated Boxer, do you think you are allowed them, no, obvious, fk it, let’s see if I can get away with it, cheaterson, and kept the IBF title.

Posted March 2, 2013 2:35 pm 


I assume its a type of roid,since he failed the drug test??Shame if it is I really liked Soliman,but if he cheated screw him this is a major problem in many sports today and it sucks.Off note but Wach also tested positive for drugs after the k-bro. fight yet nothing was reported here on esb but it was on alot of other sites.

Posted March 2, 2013 2:32 pm 


essence of Kylie Koala, busted.

Posted March 2, 2013 2:23 pm 


clenbutarol !

Posted March 2, 2013 1:47 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

ALSO JUST IN: Traces of steroids found in Don King’s fro, Arum suspected it all along”…

Posted March 2, 2013 1:21 pm 


Probably a non story, epic fail, USA Boxers PEDS.

Posted March 2, 2013 1:17 pm 


performance enhancing designer drug, what does that mean, not real PED then, like the USA Boxers take and get busted for.

Posted March 2, 2013 1:12 pm 

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