It will be the “Night of the Middleweights” On Saturday July 11th 2009 this huge event will take place in the new ring arena located at the famous Nürburgring Speedway during the weekend of the 2009 German Formula 1 Grand Prix!
WBA Middleweight world championship will featured in this boxing highlight of 2009 and the legendary race track Nürburgring. It will be the first time that these two sports will cooperate within an event.
Headlining the event will be WBA Middleweight champion Felix Sturm (32-2-1, 14 KOs). After his great wins in the past years against his mandatory challengers Randy Griffin and Sebastian Sylvester, the Universum boxer Felix Sturm is certainly one of the best fighters within the middleweight division at the moment. Sturm is coming off a 7th round stoppage over Japanese contender Koji Sato last month on April 25th in Krefeld. Just 77 days after his previous fight he will return to the ring against his stablemate of Universum Box-Promotion Khoren Gevor.
The reigning European champion Khoren Gevor (30-3, 16 KOs) is currently rated WBA #2. In his most spectacular fight he was knocked out by Arthur Abraham in the 11th round in August 2007. However, Gevor recently defeated Amin Asikainen in his hometown of Helsinki by a 7th round TKO in November 2008 to claim the European middleweight belt.