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Sturm, Gevor, Zbik, Spada speak!

Photo: Marianne Müller
Photo: Marianne Müller

After his win over Khoren Gevor on Saturday, WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm had to go directly to the hospital for treatment on his right ear. “I’m fine,” he stated. “It’s a small but necessary procedure. The blood from a bruise was sucked into the ear. But never mind! For me everything is good. I won’t let anything take me away from seeing the Formula One race in the Nürburgring with my friend Poldi (soccer star Lukas Podolski). It was a great evening. I think the fans got their money’s worth. It was not only a good fight, but also a super event. Now the first thing I’ll do is take a long vacation. I’ve boxed twice within 77 days. Many thanks to my whole team. We’ve all earned a break.”

At the press conference at the ring°arena, the other participants from the “Night of the Middleweights” addressed the media.

Challenger Khoren Gevor: “I won the fight, but the officials didn’t see it that way. I gave everything and this one score (117:111) is a disgrace for the sport!”

Universum’s Dietmar Poszwa: (Standing in for promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl, who was ill) “One must have understanding for Khoren that he sees himself as the winner. This comes from emotions directly after the fight!”

Sturm’s Trainer Michael Timm: “The clearer punches brought the victory to Felix. Khoren had to bow to the better and the clearer punches were by the world champion. Felix was put in such a way that he had to beat Khoren with his own weapons.”

Gevor’s Trainer Fritz Sdunek: “Khoren has shown how Felix Sturm is under pressure. A close decision is OK. One score was completely wrong, maybe one could also have given a draw, but in the last rounds Felix had the clearer connects.”

Sebastian Zbik vs Domenico Spada

New WBC Interim Middleweight Champion Sebastian Zbik: “I won, but today was no brilliant achievement of mine. Spada forced his dirty style upon me. In the eleventh round I had Spada on the canvas and I thought the fight was decided. However, Spada did not get a count, so he probably slipped. The fight was close, but the cleaner shots came from me. Nevertheless, I’m over the moon. Now my dream of a world title has come true!”

Domenico Spada: “This wasn’t the right decision. I won the fight because I made the fight. I see myself as a world champion and now I demand a rematch. ”

Zbik’s Trainer Fritz Sdunek: “I was dissatisfied. We had the WBC score and luckily Sebastian was ahead by a nose. It was too much of a gut check! With more of these fights I won’t become old. ” Zbik responded, “Sorry Coach!”

Dietmar Poszwa: “We experienced a great boxing evening with captivating fights in a special atmosphere. It was unique and fascinating to see here in the premiere on the Nürburgring how the two sports could inspire boxing and motorsport fans and spectators.”

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