FELIX STURM RUMORS & GOSSIP
Australian boxer Sam Soliman has reportedly failed a drug test taken before his win over former WBA champion Felix Sturm in their IBF middleweight title eliminator last month.
Federation of German Professional Boxers president Thomas Puetz tells German daily Bild that Soliman's urine sample tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance.
Putz says a ''difficult...
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March 02, 2013
Mike Lee was in a Super Bowl commercial this weekend, and Muhammad Ali became the latest boxing personality not to die. At least this time the rumor of impending death was coming from someone who might've maybe known -- Ali's brother -- but it does get kind of old, reading about people allegedly being on their death bed, wondering if they are dead or will die, finding out...
After arriving in the states from Germany this week, promoter Gary Shaw reflects on the incredible week he had with Daniel "Real Deal" Geale and his team as the days led up to their big win against Felix Sturm. Already the IBF Champion, Geale added Sturm's WBA title, becoming the first Australian born fighter to become a unified world champion.
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya nearly ended his retirement to fight WBA middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm on October 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Thankfully, De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs), who defeated 17 world champions and … Continue reading →
There are a lot of important boxing matches on the schedule for the next few weeks. As such, it's easy for a fight such as the Felix Sturm vs. Daniel Geale bout to go overlooked. However, that's not doing these fighters justice. This is a meeting between the WBA and IBF middleweight titleholders - for what that's worth - but more importantly, is a contest between top...
Entering the first title unification match of his career—despite being WBA World middleweight champion for over five years—Sturm has gone on record as stating that he’s viewing the upcoming bout with Australia’s Daniel Geale as the biggest of his career. Although that may seem like an overstatement for a man who fought a very game, albeit post-prime, Oscar De La Hoya,...
WBA middleweight titlist, Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs) made the 12th consecutive defense of his title, beating former WBC middleweight titlist, Sebastian Zbik (30-2, 10 KOs) via RTD 9.
Sturm, now 14-2-2 in three separate reigns as a world titlist, took little over a round to decipher the stiff, predictable style of his opponent and then assumed full control by the third round.
Felix Sturm retained the WBA middleweight title on Friday night after fellow German Sebastian Zbik retired before the 10th round at the Lanxess Arena.
Zbik made the better start but appeared to tire midway through the bout, as the defending champion looked fresher despite taking some heavy blows.
Sturm had Zbik clearly troubled at the end of the ninth round, with American referee...
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April 13, 2012
At the press conference last week in New York City to announce DiBella Entertainment's HBO Championship Boxing St. Patrick's Day card at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Andy Lee, who was slated to fight in the televised co-feature bout of the evening, stated, "I want to thank Lou (DiBella - Lee's promoter) for letting me showcase myself on this show...
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Felix Sturm retained the WBA middleweight title, fighting to a draw with British challenger Martin Murray at the SAP Arena on Friday night.
After an exciting fight to the end, judge Jean-Francois Toupin scored it 116-112 for the defending champion, Ted Gimza had it 115-113 for Murray, and Pasquale Procopio ruled it even at 114-114.
''I had the clearer punches in a spectacular...
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December 02, 2011