Felix Sturm: “I’m glad to be back in Dortmund. I changed a lot of things in preparation for this fight and will be way more professional than I have been in the past. I thought my talent would get me through. Make no mistake, I always trained hard but I did some wrong things in between my camps. In enjoyed life a bit too much, even though I don’t drink or smoke. That has changed. … Read Article
Cologne, May 24th 2013. He is back! Felix Sturm (34), the long-time Middleweight Champion of the World (WBA Super-Champion, twelve successful title defense), is eager to get back to the top of the boxing world and July 6th, 2013 will mark the first step towards that goal, when Sturm returns to the ring at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. His world-rated opponent will presumably be announced during the next week. The bout will be broadcasted … Read Article
According to an Australian press report, middleweight contender Sam Soliman has allegedley admitted that he took the stimulant “oxilofrine” before his recent bout with former world champion Felix Sturm in February.
Journalist Ron Reed wrote in an article, which was published on 3/28/2013 in the Australian newspaper “Harald Sun” and later tweeted by Sam Soliman on his official Twitter account (@samkingsoliman), that “he [Soliman] has landed in trouble because he used a drink … Read Article
The German-born Weber is already a national hero in his native country Tunisia: “It would be a dream-come-true to fight for a world title over there.”
German-based light middleweight prospect Maurice Weber has a clear vision on his future in professional boxing. Promoted by his good friend Felix Sturm, the 31-years old, once-beaten fighter wants to get to the top of the 154 pound division: “My goal is to become champion of the world. The … Read Article
“This feels like a movie to me. In my opinion Soliman should do himself a favour, stop lying and confess his wrongdoing. His A-sample was positive and that was confirmed by both the NADA and the WADA. Come on, Sam, stop lying. Or a you trying to tell me that someone slipped you a drug? One that’s difficult to find? That makes no sense to me. No sense at all.
He had a doctor at … Read Article
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 that Sam has tested positive for an … Read Article
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,” confirmed Thomas Pütz, German boxing president, in an official statement. “They … Read Article
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 Soliman in the days leading up to the February 1st … Read Article
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. … Read Article
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 down with a hard right hand in the 2nd round, and him in trouble late … Read Article