N'Dam Targets Felix Sturm Showdown in Germany

By Mike Coppinger

Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam returned to the ring Saturday with a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Anthony Fitzgerald. It was the Frenchman's first bout since he lost his WBO middleweight title to Peter Quillin in Oct. 2012 on Showtime.

N'Dam (27-1, 18 KOs) is now fighting under the guidance of manager Gary Hyde, who counts Guillermo Rigondeaux in his growing stable.

With his comeback fight out of the way, N'Dam has his sights set on reclaiming a middleweight belt.

"I always fancied a fight against Felix Sturm," N'Dam told "He's a great champion, but he will not be able to deal with my movement and power if we meet for the world title."

Sturm won the IBF title with a shocking second round stoppage of Darren Barker earlier this month.

"N'Dam is up for challenging Sturm in his back garden in the spring of 2014," Hyde told "N'Dam has found great form in his recent training camp in the UK, sparring some of the top contenders over there for the Barcelona fight and promises not to leave anything to the judges if he fights Sturm in Germany."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 12-18-2013

Great fight but i don't see it in making;STURM will have to start fights of unification titles,now or never!!!

Comment by Dr Rumack on 12-18-2013

Sturm vs N'Dam would be good. Everyone wants that Sturm fight though so it's not likely to happen.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-18-2013

Sturm is IBF champ This would be a good fight , but Hyde would have to really pull some strings to get it made, really all depends on what Sturm wants to do.

Comment by Tobi.G on 12-18-2013

Sturm will not fight N'Dam for no reason! N´dam needs to get himself mandatory challenger first.

Comment by Hougigo on 12-17-2013

Come on... even when he's not the WBA mando.... Doesn't matter, even when his name was brought up in Nov, people hated it, along with Solimon

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