WBA (reg) super-middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10ko) is looking at taking a small rest and then moving onto a December rematch with German former world titlist Felix Sturm, hopefully then coming back to England next year, possibly to fight George Groves.
Chudinov retained his belt in London in a methodical, yet destructive breakdown of a brave Frank Buglioni at the weekend (UD), and his promoter Vlad Hrunov has claimed their immediate plans do not include dangerous mandatory challenger Vincent Feigenbutz – just yet at least.
“We have started discussions with Sturm’s team regarding the rematch which is tentatively scheduled for December 5 in Germany. If Fedor is successful against Felix, then we will look to have another fight in England maybe against George Groves,” Hrunov said.
Chudinov won the vacant title by upsetting Sturm back in May and prior to the Buglioni fight it was thought a deal had been done in principle for him to face the big-punching Feigenbutz, who is promoted by the Sauerlands, although judging by Hrunov’s latest comments that is proving not to be the case.
The 20 year old Feigenbutz (20-1, 19ko) will fight in Germany on October 17th against Italy’s Giovanni De Carolis before looking to enforce his mandatory position some time in the new year.
As for Groves, he has yet to make a decision about his future in the wake of his 3rd loss challenging for a world title, after he was beaten by Badou Jack in Las Vegas on the Mayweather/Berto undercard.