Photos: Soliman Quickly Ends Title Run of Felix Sturm

König Palast in Krefeld, Germany - 40-year-old Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) captured the IBF middleweight championship with a dominating twelve round unanimous decision over Felix Sturm (39-4-2, 18 KOs) in their anticipated rematch. The scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 118-110. Soliman's workrate and awkward style was too much for Sturm to deal with. Every time Sturm was able to muster up a good combination, Soliman came swinging back with a flurry of punches from all angles.

This was Sturm's first defense of the title that he captured from Darren Barker. Soliman also won their first meeting early last year, but the fight was changed to a no-contest after the Australian tested positive for a banned substance.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 06-01-2014

Wow....I thought Sturm had this in the bag. What the hell is going on with these fighters man? Congrats to Soliman.....for a guy with that many loses he is doing it right at this stage in his career.

Comment by parrish duke on 06-01-2014

One thing about Soliman is he is always in fantastic shape, i remeber him on the contender back in the day- all of yhe contenders marvelled at his work ethic, this is how he wins a belt at 40. Someone…

Comment by yoshik on 06-01-2014

And now he wants GGG. Unfortunately these fringe fighters don't know WTF they are asking for. GGG needs to work his way into Ward, Froch or some of these uptown guys so he can KO them and start getting the…

Comment by ELPacman on 06-01-2014

Soliman looks roided out of his mind.

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