World Boxing Association

Sturm retains WBA title

By Julio Thyme 12/07/2009

WBA middleweight world champion Felix Sturm (33-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title against European champion Khoren Gevor (30-4, 16 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision on Saturday night at the Ring Arena/Nürburgring Racetrack, Nürburg, Germany.

Gevor applied great pressure early, keeping the fight at close quarters for much of the fight. Both fighters landed good blows.

Gevor’s punches came in greater abundance, but many were picked off by Sturm’s defense. Sturm landed the cleaner shots down the stretch. Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 117-111.