By Jake Donovan

Big plans are in store for unbeaten super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, who is enjoying a career-best year with plenty to come as long as he continues to win.

The unbeaten boxer from Russia made headlines earlier this year with a vacant title win over former middleweight champ Felix Sturm this past May on the road in Germany. His first defense was perhaps his most complete performance to date, traveling to London where he scored a landslide decision over Frank Buglioni in September.

It appears as if Chudinov (14-0, 10KOs) will have to keep a suitcase packed for the near future, including revisting old business for his next fight

"We make an agreement with Felix Sturm for a rematch," promoter Vlad Hryunov informed over the weekend. "Felix Sturm is a big star and we honor his wishes to fight again."

A date and location have yet to be identified for such a fight, although a return to Germany appears to be the most likely scenario. Sturm remains a huge draw in his home country, which economically makes the most sense for such a fight.

While Chudinov knows better than to look past any opponent, the reality is that Sturm is 36 years old and winless in his last three starts. A 12-round draw with Robert Stieglitz could have went either way, but doesn't dismiss the fact that his last clean win came nearly two years ago in drilling Darren Barker for his fourth middleweight title reign.

Assuming a win is foolish business for any fighter, whose job is to remain focused on the task at hand. The promoter has the benefit of thinking long-term; with that, Hryunov has already mapped out the road that should lead to the super middleweight becoming his next big star.

With a win, we would like to begin looking at unification matches," Hryunov states. "Also, there is the possibility of Fedor returning to England to face James DeGale (IBF super middleweight titilist, who faces Lucian Bute in November) or George Groves."

Jake Donovan is the managing editor of

Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Facebook Page: JakeBScene