By Karl Freitag
WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (35-2-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. Sturm was in command the first two rounds, but Hearns, the son of ring legend Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, picked up the pace in round three. Sturm responded aggressively in dominating round four with his jab. Sturm continued to break down Hearns in workmanlike fashion. The bout ended in round seven when Sturm connected with a huge right hand leaving Hearns unable to continue. Referee was Raul Caiz Jr. Time was 2:30. “He showed he deserves to have the title,” said the The Hitman, who watched the bout from ringside.
Unbeaten heavyweight Manuel Charr (17-0, 9 KOs) beat down game journeyman Jonathan Pasi (9-19-2, 4 KOs) over five one-sided rounds. Charr dropped Pasi twice in the fifth and the fight was stopped.
Unheralded super middleweight Mounir Toumi (5-7, 2 KOs) upset previously unbeaten Patrick Dobroschi (11-1-2, 2 KOs) via fourth round TKO. Toumi surprisingly dominated the fight, dropping a thoroughly beaten Dobroschi to end it.
Precision punching from middleweight Mike Keta (9-1, 8 KOs) carved up the face of game journeyman Viktor Dick (13-12, 5 KOs) prompting the fight to be stopped in round five.
Heavyweight Adnan Redzovic (3-0, 1 KO) scored a lackluster four round unanimous nod over Ergin Solmaz (4-25-3, 3 KOs)