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Sturm-Soliman 2: BoxingScene Staff Predictions

By Jake Donovan

"Sturm will not want to repeat his first performance against Soliman in front of his own fans once again. Whilst I believe his win over Barker somewhat flatters to deceive I can't see Soliman being allowed to get into a rhythm this time. His awkward style will get him rounds but Sturm will be looking to punch holes in his opponent second time around and carry on from where he left off against Barker. I wouldn't be surprised to see a stoppage but I think Soliman will hear the final bell."
- Shaun Brown (Sturm Dec.)

"This fight will have a lot of controversy as the faded Sturm gets a decision that many don't agree with."
- Ryan Burton (Sturm SD)

"Sturm will erase memories of the tainted first bout, winning a wide decision with his educated jab."
- Michael Coppinger (Sturm Dec.)

"One day and against a fresher opponent, Father Time will catch up to Sturm. For now, the stubborn veteran improves on their first fight and cleanly outboxes Soliman in a well-earned decision."
- Jake Donovan (Sturm UD)

"Sturm wins."
- Ernest Gabion (Sturm UD)

"Sturm should be focused and has always been better in rematches. Soliman never should have been that close the first time."
- Cliff Rold (Sturm Dec.)

"In this fight Felix doesn't give to Soliman the chance to hear the last bell."
- Reynaldo Sanchez (Sturm late TKO)

"Sturm's fascinating performance against Barker tells it all. At 35, Sturm is still going strong and has something left in the tank. He has already fought on even terms with Soliman when he was in much worse shape. This time he will outbox and outpoint Soliman in a one-sided fight. Soliman's only chance is activity, but Sturm will ensure with his jab that this won't happen."
- Alexey Sukachev (Sturm UD)

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 05-31-2014

LMAO Every single writer got it wrong by picking Sturm even though Soliman won the first fight. What a bunch of chumps. They must not have watched the fight because Sturm couldn't deal with Soliman's style and that was never…

Comment by infestacide on 05-31-2014

right on the money i see..

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