World WBA Super Middleweight Championship
Felix Sturm wins a fifth world title after tight hometown decision
Germany’s Felix Sturm is a world champion for the fifth time after avenging his defeat to Russian Fedor Chudinov in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The decision could have gone either way with a lot of close rounds. Chudinov provided the better volume of punches mainly concentrating on the body while Strum provided more of the cleaner shots, but less of them.
Where Strum may have got the decision is that his work rate, unlike in the first fight between the two, did not drop in the latter rounds. Nobody could have complained if this had been scored a draw. s it happened Strum got the majority decision with one judge scoring it a draw and two for Strum by two points. Perhaps home advantage swung it, given it is 1-1 and both fights were close affairs, a third fight between the two is surely not out of the question.
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World Championship Boxing (red=Champ, Blue=Challenger/Contender, Yellow=New Champ)
WBA Super Middleweight Title – At The Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhauden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Felix Sturm (Germany) Beat Fedor Chudinov (Russia) by Majority Decision (115-113, 115-113, 114-114)
AND THE NEW WBA Super Middleweight Champion of the World ….. Felix Sturm (Germany)