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Sam Soliman Denies Drug Allegations

Sam Soliman denied reports that he failed a drug test taken before his win over Felix Sturm last month. Soliman was informed of reports by his manager David Stanley this morning. Stanley told AAP: "He's absolutely gobsmacked because this (anti-doping) is a very important principle that he lives by. We understand this has all come out of the Sturm camp. I'm told that the Sturm camp is alleging [...]

Sturm/Soliman: Sam Soliman fails post-fight drug test!

by Tommy Bird: Sam Soliman has allegedley failed his post-fight drug test after his controversial decision win against Felix Sturm in Germany last month. German newspaper sources reported today that the A sample of the 39-year old Australian was tested positive for a performance enhancing designer drug. “I received a letter from NADA today with the news that Soliman's A sample was positive,” [...]

Felix Sturm: “I will be back!”

Former 3-Time World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm is eager to come back after a disappointing and controversial decision loss to Australian Sam Soliman in Dusseldorf, Germany, three weeks ago. Sturm, who celebrated his 34th birthday on the day before the Soliman bout, has by now re-watched the fight and has a clear opinion on his performance. He also commented on the controversy caused by Team [...]

WealthTV to air Sturm vs. Soliman bout

SAN DIEGO, CA –February 5th 2013 - WealthTV has secured the rights to air the bout between the WBA #2 contender Felix Sturm (37-3, 16KO) and the IBF #1 contender Sam Soliman (42-11, 17KO). The contest received 5 out of 5 star rating from BoxRec.com. WealthTV will air the fight on February 14th at 10 PM ET during WealthTV’s usual Thursday “Fight Night” time slot. It will be the first [...]

Soliman beats Sturm, Kentikian defeats Jah

By Jeff Sorby: Former WBA Super World middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-4-2, 16 KO's) tasted defeat on Friday night in losing a surprising 12 round unanimous decision to 39-year-old Sam Soliman (43-11, 17 KO's) in an IBF middleweight eliminator bout at the ISS Dome, in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The final judges' scores were 116-111, 114-113 and 114-113. Sturm knocked Soliman [...]

Sturm, Soliman Make Weight

Main Event: Felix Sturm (72,5 Kg / 159.84 lbs) vs. Sam Soliman (72.5 Kg / 159.84 lbs) IBF World Middleweight Title Eliminator Co-Feature: Susi Kentikian (50,5 Kg / 111.33 lbs) vs. Sanae Jah* (TBA) WBA Interim Female Flyweight Title Undercard: Maurice Weber (69,8 Kg / 153.88 lbs) vs. Mariusz Biskupski (69,8 Kg / 153.88 lbs) 6 Rounds at Light Middleweight Patrick Dobroschi (79,2 Kg / 174.61 [...]

Felix Sturm vs. Sam Soliman – Final Press Conference

Felix Sturm, Former: 3-Time Middleweight Champion: "I'm excited about Friday. It's great to be in Dusseldorf and I am in great shape. I had an excellent camp. Some of my sparring partners were able to clone his fighting style and I'm really prepared to fight a guy as unorthodox as Sam. The fight against him will still be very difficult but I'll prevent him from getting into his rhythm. I need to dictate [...]

Photos: Felix Sturm Media Workout

Three-Time Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm invited the media to his private gym in Cologne, Germany, today to showcase his training regime and give the journalists an insight into the preparation for his Feb. 1st IBF World Middleweight Title Eliminator against Australian Sam Soliman, which will take place at the ISS Dome in Dusseldorf. Felix Sturm: "I'm on the right track to February 1st. I'm [...]

Sturm vs. Soliman – Quotes and Photos First Press Conference

It was officially announced today that former three-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm and IBF no. 1 ranked contender Sam Soliman will face each other in an IBF World Title Eliminator on February 2, 2013 at the ISS Dome in Dusseldorf, Germany. The bout will determine the next challenger of the Daniel Geale vs. Anthony Mundine II winner on January 30. Quotes from the first Press Conference: Felix [...]

Ahmet Öner: Felix Sturm bought his Superchampion title

In an Interview with the German TV magazine format 'Sport Inside' (WDR) on Monday, the Turkish born former promoter Ahmet Öner claims to have bought Felix Sturm's WBA Superchampion title two and a half years ago in an effort to salvage Sturm's career. Öner told Sport Inside WDR: "With this belt Sturm wasn't obligated to make mandatory defenses. Sturm was able to fight whoever he wanted to, hand-picked [...]