Sturm looks hardly unbeatable in defeating Zbik

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  1. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Apr 15, 2010
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    I wasn’t all that impressed with WBA World middleweight champion Felix Sturm’s 9th round TKO win over #5 WBO Sebastian Zbik (30-2, 10 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. You could have pretty much put anyone in there with Zbik tonight and they would have beat the guy because he was completely gassed out by the 6th round.

    It was just like Zbik’s last fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last June in which Zbik started well, and then gassed out after only six rounds. Chavez Jr. then dominated him in the last half of the fight.

    Tonight, it was like Déjà vu, except instead of Zbik dealing with a fighter that was unloading mostly power shots with his fight against Chavez Jr., Zbik was getting beaten up by Sturm’s jabs in the 2nd half. Zbik was getting royally clobbered by Sturm’s jabs and he simply didn’t have the stamina – or the power – to stand in there with him and really give it to him in the way that he needed to in order to win the fight.

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