Felix Sturm Interview: “Chudinov said I won fair and square”

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Hello Felix, congratulations on your world title winning effort. How do you feel after all?

Thank you! I´m feeling great as champion again.

What were your feelings during the fight?

I felt quite comfortable. the first 5 rounds went by pretty quick. And I think I won them all. Rounds 9, 11 and 12 were also mine. That was enough for the victory. I gave myself some rest between the 6th and 8th, reduced my tempo a little bit. Maybe it would have been clearer if I hadn´t done so. Of course Fedor is a great boxer and was a strong opponent, especially if you consider the low number of fights he had so far. He´s got my respect! As fighter and as a human!

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Felix Sturm defeats Fedor Chudinov by controversial decision

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Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KOs) did just enough to win a 12 round majority decision over WBA Super World super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The fight result was highly controversial though, because many boxing fans felt that the 28-year-old Chudinov had done enough to keep retain his WBA title. The judges saw it differently, however.

The judges scored it for Sturm by the scores of 114-114, 115-113, and 115-113. The judges might have liked Sturm’s more explosive punches and his better hand speed. That’s really the only reason why the judges could given the fight to Sturm, because he was outworked in 9 of the 12 rounds. Chudinov was constantly nailing Sturm with head and body shots and doing the far better work. Sturm started out well in the first two rounds, and then finished the fight well in the 12th. In between, Chudinov got the better of Sturm in rounds 3 through 11.

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Chudinov – Sturm in Germany this Saturday

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Super-middleweight warlords Fedor Chudinov and Felix Sturm collide again in their highly-anticipated rematch at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, exclusively live on BoxNation tomorrow night (Saturday 20th February) from 7pm.

Undefeated Russian star Chudinov returns to Germany to make the second defence of the WBA Super World Championship that he won on a split-decision against hometown hero Sturm last May and then smashed Britain’s Frank Buglioni over twelve rounds in the first title defence in September.

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Chudinov vs Sturm II; Chagaev vs Browne Live on BoxNation

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BoxNation continually televises the best live International action from around the world and two big world title fights have just been added to the packed schedule with Fedor Chudinov’s rematch against Felix Sturm and Ruslan Chagaev’s title defence against Lucas Browne.

Russian ace Chudinov, the WBA Super World Super-Middleweight Champion, will go back to Germany to face Felix Sturm at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, on Saturday 20th February.

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Feigenbutz wants Sturm fight before December

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WBA interim super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (20-1, 19 KOs) is hoping to get a fight against No.3 WBA contender Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KOs) before December, which is when the 36-year-old former middleweight champion Sturm will be fighting a rematch against WBA 168lb “regular” champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) in December.

Feigenbutz wants a chance to chop Sturm down before then and send him into retirement. If Chudinov gets the fight before him, then Feigenbutz may lose his chance of finishing Sturm off and putting him out of his misery. Sturm lost to Chudinov by a 12 round split decision.

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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.

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Felix Sturm v Fedor Chudinov – A Look Ahead

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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.

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