Ranked 2nd in the world among middleweights, Sturm comes into this bout the heavy favorite. He has two losses on record, both coming prior to 2007. In 2004, he lost to Oscar de la Hoya by unanimous decision and in 2006 he lost by TKO 10 to Javier Castillejo. In 2007, he avenged his loss to Castillejo and regained his title belt with a UD win. Since that fight, he has had nine successful title defenses and one draw.
Unbeaten British prospect Murray is taking his first fight outside of the United Kingdom in Germany, his opponent’s home country. Murray has a chance to be the first Hatton Promotions’ fighter to win a world title and a win against Sturm would send his career into overdrive.
The middleweight title bout will take place at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany and will air locally at 4:45pm ET.
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