Found April 13, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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Felix Sturm (37-2-2) retained his middleweight title with an impressive win over Sebastian Zbik (30-2) when Zbik’s corner threw in the towel at the conclusion of the 9th round. The opening rounds saw some decent back-and-forth with Sturm playing tight defense and working behind the jab while Zbik was more aggressive with combinations and some nice right hands down the middle. From the 4th round onward, Sturm took over. He was doubling and tripling up on the jab and began landing uppercuts and power shots that left Zbik a bruised and helpless mess by the end of the night. Zbik has a ton of heart, but with very little power and presumably facing a massive deficit on the scorecards, his corner made the right call in sparing him from any further punishment. Through nine, I had the fight 89-83 for Sturm, 7-1-1 in rounds. Sturm looked very sharp and this performance to some degree helps erase his previous two relatively lackluster ones: a controversial decision win over Matthew Macklin la...
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