ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round middleweight title fight between Felix Sturm (39-3-2, 18 KOs) and Sam Soliman (43-11, 18 KOs) on Saturday, May 31. Saturday’s coverage of the undercard bouts will begin at 2 p.m. ET with the main event getting underway at approximately 5 p.m.
The fight, from the KönigPalast Arena in Krefeld, Germany, will be the second meeting between the two boxers. Australia’s Soliman won a unanimous decision over Germany’s Sturm in their first bout (a world title eliminator), a result which was changed to a no contest due to Soliman testing positive for a banned stimulant. Sturm went on to win his next two fights, including a second-round knockout of England’s Darren Barker to win the title in December.
Sturm vs. Soliman is a fight which has gotten absolutely zero coverage stateside, and has been rightfully overshadowed by Carl Froch vs. George Groves II, as well as Top Rank’s Macau card, featuring Nonito Donaire challenging for the featherweight title.
But hey, if you’re a big Felix Sturm or Sam Soliman fan, you have yourself a way to watch the fight live on Saturday!