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Old 03-10-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Anthony Mundine hoping for return to Germany to face Felix Sturm

By Ed Jackson
February 12, 2009 ANTHONY Mundine says a return to Germany to secure a world title is his destiny following Wednesday night's win over Shannan Taylor in Wollongong.
Mundine was stopped by German great Sven Ottke in 2001 in Dortmund, the only time he has been knocked out in his professional career.

But the win over Taylor has confirmed Mundine's status as the No.1 contender for the WBA middleweight belt, meaning a return to Germany to take on champion Felix Sturm.

Mundine's first outing as a middleweight has instantly jumped him to fourth in the division's latest overall rankings, behind world champions Kelly Pavlik, Arthur Abraham and Sturm.

“I guess it's destiny that I have to go back to Germany, but this time I'm going as a man not a boy,'' Mundine said.

“This time I'm going as a seasoned professional, a veteran, rather than an undeveloped kid that wasn't ready.

“I think that (being underdone) worked in my favour because even though I went through what I did I gained so much from that fight.

“I lost the fight, but I really won.''

First up on Mundine's schedule will be an operation on a bone spur in his hip which will sideline him for up to six weeks, but the 33-year-old said the procedure won't hamper any preparations to take on Sturm.

“It's been maybe six-to-eight months now and it's not getting any better,'' he said.

“I think it's time to get it done and come back 100 per cent.

“Then when I recover from that I'm really going to assess the situation, but I really want Sturm for the WBA middleweight championship.''

Mundine said he could take on Sturm in Germany within six months if preparations get underway soon.

“I'm looking, hopefully, my next fight will be in June, that's what we're probably looking at,'' he said.

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While the former rugby league player said he had no qualms fighting Green, he wasn't going to jeopardise his middleweight ambitions to do so.

“If he wants to get whipped again, I'll whip him again, it's no problem,'' Mundine said.

“But I'm focused on the middleweight division and what I want to achieve and my goals in that, I want to be undisputed champion in the world.

“I'm a middleweight now and that's what I intend to be for the next two-to-three years.''
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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February 12, 2009 ....
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And in other breaking news, Hitler has invaded Poland.
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And in other breaking news, Hitler has invaded Poland.

glad we're on the same wavelength...
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Another horseshit thread by sallywinder.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Sally must be working as part of Mundine's PR circus.

Keep those threads coming dude. . .
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for the Hitler news also boys.

Get with the times Sally - Hitler has invaded Poland.
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yep, i ****ed that up....... but i only heard about it today..

by the way...

paddy was walkin down the street when he came apon a jewish gentleman.....bang!!!! paddy puched him...
"what did you do that for mate" asked the jewish man..?
"youre a jew arent you? and you blokes killed jesus" said paddy indignantly..
the jewish man replied, "but that was 2 thousand years ago.."
paddy replied.."well i only heard about it yesterday...."


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Teke your avtar pic speaks volumes of the so called man. Mr Gangster now.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:40 PM   #12
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Teke your avtar pic speaks volumes of the so called man. Mr Gangster now.
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was that pic at the Taylor fight?
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I need a repost a review of that whole fight, from start to finish it was a cluster**** that gets better with repeated viewings.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:43 PM   #15
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Felix Sturm speaks out!


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On April 25, Felix Sturm will defend his WBA middleweight title for the sixth time against hard-hitting Koji Sato from Japan. Sturm, at age 30, is already a three-time world champion at middleweight, winning the WBO belt in 2003, just to lose it in very controversial fashion one year later against legendary Oscar De La Hoya. His second world title came in 2006, when he scored a unanimous decision over Masolino Masoe to seize the WBA title for the first time. Just four months later, he lost a huge upset to ex-champion Javier Castillejo. Sturm recaptured the WBA belt in 2007 with a clear cut unanimous decision victory over Castillejo in their rematch, silencing his critics. Since then, Sturm went on to beat the likes of Randy Griffin or Sebastian Sylvester to cement his status as one of the best middleweights in the world. Fightnews had a chance to visit Sturm in his training camp in Cologne, Germany, and ask him about Koji Sato, his future, a possible fight with IBF-champ Arthur Abraham and his training regime.
We just had the pleasure to watch some of your training and heard that you are in camp for twelve weeks. How long do you work on strength and conditioning like we just saw?
We are doing it until the week before the fight but at the end we are hitting the weights moderatly. For the first eight weeks, strenght and conditioning is a huge part and it gets harder and harder. Afterwards it lessens a bit. We know what we have to work on and what not. Our training camp focuses a lot on stamina, long runs, a lot of boxing, a lot of work with cuffs over long distances. Sometimes we are working for three hours in one session.
Sparring starts next week Iíve heard?
Yes, on Monday.
Can you tell us the name of your sparring partners?

Sure, my main sparring partner will be Lolenga Mock, because he is a very strong and powerful sparring partner. But there will be two or three more.
Your opponent will be Koji Sato. What do you know about him?
He does not look very filigree but with only 14 fights he is very calm and waits for the one punch. You have to be quick, try to put pressure on him for twelve rounds and be careful for the whole fight.
I watched some of his bouts and I saw a strong body attack by him, do you try to prepare for such things specially?
Sure, we are trying to prepare a couple things but I have to see how he goes into the fight and try to figure out his game plan in the first two or three rounds and see how it plays out. Iím trying to do what I planned to and see how the fight goes on.
You just turned 30 and Iíve heard you donít wanna do a Bernard Hopkins and box until you are 44.
No, that is to long.
So what are your plans for the future, how long do you want to go on?
Iím targeting five more years. But I donít know, there might be a sixth or a seventh year. Boxing is a lot of fun to me and my accomplishments are motivating me as well. Letís see how things develope. Iím open minded about many things and if it continues to work well and if my body keeps up then Iíd like to keep on boxing for quite a while.
What do you want to archieve in boxing from this point on? You are already a three-time world champion which does not happen to often.
Iíd love to have a title unification bout but first I hope to win on the 25th and afterwards I will see what the future arises. But it is certainly my target to unifie the belts, maybe all the belts. I might move up in weight, maybe even two weight-classes as I get older. As far as I know, we only had two-divison champions in Germany but never a three-division champion. Maybe something like that. But I believe I will decide that when the time is right spontaneously like I always do.
There was a lot of talk about a possible Abraham fight, offers have been discussed in press. Some believe they were real, some do not. Were there ever any official talks about a unification battle between you and Arthur Abraham?
No, there werenít any official negotiations. In my opinion, if you really want a fight then you donít need to send a fax to one of the biggest German newspapers first. I think they only wanted the attention, trying to push somebody, looking for headlines. If you really want a fight to happen you can sit down together, be as professional as the counterparty, make a call saying that you wanna do the fight, tell what you are offering and ask for a meeting. But I believe it is plain stupid to go public first and send an offer to a newspaper. The reaction canít be positive and everybody should know that. It doesnít work that way. I always wanted that fight, thatís a fact. And I still want it, it would be a dream come true for me, anytime. There was a lot of discussion about the Sebastian Sylvester fight, that it could be close and dangerous for me. But I proved that it wasnít dangerous for me, that it wasnít close, and everybody saw what level I am on. And Iíd really like to show that to Arthur Abraham, too. But that is not in my powers, Iím a fighter, I do what my promoter tells me. If he says we can do this fight, Iím telling him ďYes, for sureĒ. I take every fight, it doesnít matter if itís against Arthur Abraham or anyone else. I would fight every opponent, no matter who he is. Iím ready for it. Itís a championís job not to pick the fights but to fight everybody in line, including Arthur Abraham. But I really donít care about that anymore because I know they only want the attention, they have this one star and they are trying to push him as much as possible. I understand that. But there actions were pathetic, they wanted to make me look bad. There have been lies, which is unprofessional and a sign of a weak character.
Your next mandatory challenger is Anthony Mundine. Are there any plans for that kind of match-up already? Do you want to fight Mundine?
Yes, sure. Mundine is a great boxer, he was a world champion at super middleweight and fought really strong opponents. He is really strong and it will be a great challenge. It would be a great fight for the fans as well. If everything goes well against Koji Sato, Iím hoping to fight Mundine in summer or at the end of the year. Iím really excited about this, it would be a very interesting task and spectacular fight for the both of us .
One more, non-boxing question at the end: On the official poster we see that you are wearing Calvin Klein trunks. Is a new sponsoring deal on the horizon?
We are working on something and I believe there will be a press release in two or three days with more information.
Thank you for the interview, Felix.
Thank you. Anytime.


This proves Sturm knows nothing about Choc


Sturm vs Geale 2009
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