Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Felix Sturm Plans Return, Could Be Facing Arthur Abraham

By Per Ake Persson

Former WBA 160 and 168 lb champ Felix Sturm have been rumored to come back for a long time now but now finally it appears that the comeback is on. Sturm have announced on social media that he is coming back.

Adnan Catic as his real name is, was last seen winning a disputed decision over Fjodor Chudinov in February 2016. Then came allegations of a positive doping test and Sturm complained about various wrongdoings during the test procedure. Furthermore the ex-champ also says he´s proven his innocence and is ready to resume his career.

Sturm turns 40 January 31 and is 40-5-3-1. According to Sarajevo Times fight #50 will be against another former champ in Arthur Abraham - when and where is to be announced..

Felix_Sturm_2

Bantamweights Prince Patel, 17-0-1, and Ronald Ramos clash for the vacant WBFed and UBO titles January 13 at Morrison´s Pub in Budapest,with Feja Promotions as promoter. Patel, from the UK, has had his last 13 fights in Hungary and Latvia mainly against not so tough opponents. In Ramos, from Colombia, he takes on a veteran with a 41-17-4 record.
...

Troja Boxing Group stage a big show at the classic C-Club in Berlin topped by four title fights. Middleweight Michael Schubov, 16-8, defends the GBC I/C title against Lelito Lopez, 5-0-1 and lightheavy prospect Jamny Kumande, 5-0, returns after a year out and takes on Vlastislav Cepo, 6-0, with the vacant German (GBA) Int´l title at stake. Lightweight Nico Venetis, 19-0, defends the GBC Youth title against Beka Lazarashvili, 9-7-0, and finally 52-year old middleweight Adnan Oezcoban, 10-14-2, face 45 year old Robert Larsen, 3-3-1, in a rematch with the German (GBA) title.
...    

Croatian heavyweight Petar Milas 13-0,, finally have a co-challenger for the vacant EU title and that is former French champ Cyril Leonet, 15-10-3. The EBU have set January 23 as deadline for purse bids or agreements.
...

EU super welterweight champ Jordy Weiss, 21-0, tunes up February 8 in St Nazaire (France) with an eight rounder against an opponent to be announced. If all goes well Weiss will make a voluntary defence of the title again against an opponent tba. Official challenger Jussi Koivula awaits later in the year..

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;19423702]Well Sturm actually never really had that Ward/Ottke like hometown officiating. Somehow the judges never really appreciated his work. That goes not only for the DLH fight, but also for several of his defenses in Germany.[/QUOTE] Disagree. There were a…

Comment by Kali_KO on 01-11-2019

Sturm should have fought GGG like a man when he was the Mandatory for over 2 years, he kept paying WBA to get out of the fight

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;19423693]Yeah. I as well, read that he had to flee Germany to avoid jail.[/QUOTE] That seems to be how I remember it - and I'm also noting that this report comes courtesy of the Sarajevo Times, so nothing actually out…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;19422250]Sturm’s CV has lots of iffy decisions. I actually think Germany trumps US and U.K. for judging skullduggery although Sauerland brought some shame on U.K. decisions in 2018[/QUOTE] Well Sturm actually never really had that Ward/Ottke like hometown officiating. Somehow…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 01-11-2019

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;19422206]That was my first thought. Reportedly he was facing jail time after pissing dirty following the unequivocal robbery of the second Chudinov fight.[/QUOTE] Yeah. I as well, read that he had to flee Germany to avoid jail.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Linares: Cano Surprised Me, I Felt Better at 135 - Hard To Make It Demetrius Andrade: Put Golovkin in Front of Me - I'll Destroy Him! Why Most of Us Still Root For Manny Pacquiao Lomachenko vs. Crolla Ordered To Purse Bid on February 4 Demetrius Andrade Outboxes, Stops Artur Akavov in Twelfth Oscar Rivas Knocks Out Bryant Jennings in Twelfth Round Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement