Former middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm is pulling for Daniel Geale to beat Darren Barker this weekend so he can get a shot at avenging last year’s split-decision loss to the Australian.
Super middleweight contender George Groves will appear on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham-Robert Stieglitz rematch on Saturday in Germany. Ivan Morales, the undefeated younger brother of Erik Morales, will fight on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard on April 20.
Sam Soliman’s manager is upset with how drug testing was handled prior to his fighter’s Feb. 1 victory over Felix Sturm in Germany, and outraged that the German Boxing Federation announced to the media that Soliman tested positive for a banned substance.
Former middleweight beltholder Felix Sturm dropped in THE RING’s 160-pound rankings after losing his second consecutive close decision, this time to previously unrated Sam Soliman, over the weekend.