Another “Universum Champions Night” with fantastic boxing fights will be staged at the König Palast in Krefeld. After a great event in March 2008, boxing action returns to city by the Lower Rhine.
In the focus of the second “Universum Champions Night” in Krefeld is the title defence of WBA world champion Felix Sturm (31-2-1, 13 KO) against unbeaten Koji Sato from Japan. The Universum middleweight champion is coming off a brilliant performance against mandatory challenger Sebastian “Hurricane” Sylvester in at the sold out König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen in November 2008. In the first all german encounter in over eight years the superior boxing skills, the quickness and counter punching of the reigning WBA champ Sturm proved to be too much for the challenger as he totally outclassed and dominated Sylvester.
His challenger now, the unbeaten Japanese Koji Sato (14-0-0, 13 KO), fights for the first time in Europe. The 28 year old fromTokyo is the current OPBF middleweight champion (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation) and is ranked WBC #6 and WBA #14. As a result of his record of 13 knockout wins in his 14 fights, Koji Sato has an impressive KO quote of 92,8 %.