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Youngster Chudinov batters and bullies Veteran Felix Sturm

WBA interim 168 pound champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) outworked former 160lb champ Felix Sturm (39-5-2, 18 KOs) in beating him by a 12 round split decision tonight at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

In the process of beating Sturm, Chudinov, 27, won the vacant WBA super middleweight title that was stripped from Carl Froch last Thursday.

The scores were 118-110 and 116-112 for Chudinov, and 116-112 for Sturm. Continue reading

Felix Sturm v Fedor Chudinov – A Look Ahead

It feels like a long, long time since Germany’s Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18ko) fought Oscar De La Hoya in 2004 and announced himself on the world scene in a fight many felt he was hard done by to lose. In the intermittent years the German has remained a dominant champion although he has never again traveled outside of his home country.

British fans in particular will remember he had good back to back fights with both Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray in 2011 who were sadly unsuccessful in their challenges to his title. In Macklin’s case especially, Sturm had a karmic helping hand winning a SD – if he was unlucky in Vegas against De La Hoya – It was Macklin who was hard done by that night. Continue reading

Sturm vs Chudinov on May 9 in Frankfurt, Germany

Felix Sturm (36), former four time World Middleweight Champion, wants to make history. He wants to be the first German boxer to become world champion for a fifth time. But this time he will give it a try at Super Middleweight (168 pounds) against a big calibre: The highly talented Russian Fedor Chudinov (27). Chudinov won all of his 12 fights including 10 wins by KO (83% KO-Ratio).

Sturm said: “I promised to make only big fights from now on. Chudinov is seen as a highly talented and skilled Boxer with a lot of punching power. But i will take this belt to Germany”. The fight will take place at Frankfurter Festhalle in Frankfurt/Main, which has a capacity of 10000 seats. There are tons of requests already for tickets. Continue reading

German Boxing News: Abraham vs Stieglitz (again…) – Sturm vs Chudinov

The World Boxing Organization has ordered SES Boxing and Sauerland Event yet again to start negotiations for the mandatory defense of WBO world champion Arthur Abraham against his mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz. The bout must take place within 90 days. This will be the fourth time both fight eachother….how German boxing fans can get excited about yet another fight between these two is beyond me!

Felix Sturm, coming off a draw against Siteglitz, will square off with dangerous Fedor Chudinov May 9th in Frankfurt, Germany. The Russian, who is undefeated in twelve professional bouts, arrived on the scene last December when he knocked out Australian’s Ben McCulloch cold in the second round. Sturm is planning to fight Abraham afterwards but I doubt he will get past Fedor, the younger brother of Dmitry Chudinov who is fighting Chris Eubank this Saturday.

Photos & Quotes: Felix Sturm Media Day

Four-Time World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm looked to be in prime shape at today’s Media Day at his gym in Cologne, Germany, where he is preparing for his November 8 mega-fight against Two-Time World Super Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading

Sturm-Stieglitz winner faces Abraham

Next month’s clash between former two time World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) and former IBF/WBA middleweight title holder Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) on November 8th will determine which of these two fighters will be getting a world title shot against WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) in 2015.

Abraham will likely be fighting a needless rematch against British fighter Paul Smith next to clear up the controversy surrounding their fight last September in Germany. Abraham won that fight by a 12 round unanimous decision, but Smith and many of his boxing fans felt that he’d done enough to deserve a win or a draw. Having seen the same fight, I don’t think Smith did nearly enough to get a win in that fight. Continue reading

Felix Sturm battles Robert Stieglitz on 11/8 in Stuttgart, Germany

Former IBF/WBA/WBO middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) and former WBO 168 pound title holder Robert Stieglitz (47-4, 27 KOs) will share the ring on November 8th at the Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The fight is being talked about as being a WBO super middleweight eliminator bout. The winner would then get to face WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham. Stieglitz is no stranger to Abraham because he’s already fought him three times in the last 2 years, and if he beats Sturm, he could get a 4th fight against him.

One can only wonder how many times Abraham and Stieglitz will wind up facing each other before they both retire because a 4th fight is pretty much a given at this point. Continue reading

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