Felix Sturm vs. Vincent Feigenbutz:
German Mega-Fight Coming This Autumn
Five-time world champion Felix Sturm (41-5-3-18 KOs) will
box against the youngest German world champion in history,
knockout artist Vincent Feigenbutz (32-3-28 KOs) with the
winner set to contest for world honours again.
For the Battle of Germany to happen, Sturm, 42, and
Feigenbutz, 25, have to win fights on June 19, with both
boxers scheduled to compete over 10 rounds at the Universum
Boxing Gala in Hamburg. Felix Sturm faces James Kraft, while
Vincent Feigenbutz will face as yet undetermined opponent.
Due to the remaining Covid restrictions in Germany, both
promoters have decided that the fight will take place on the
last weekend in September or the first weekend in October
with discussions still ongoing with regard to location.
Speaking after the confirmation of the clash, both fighters
“I want to box for many more years, and I want to fight for
the title,” said Strum. “For that to happen, I must defeat
Vincent Feigenbutz, it’s that simple.”
Feigenbutz replied, "I'm looking forward to the fight. I
respect Felix Sturm as a great boxer, but I won't let him
stand in my way. I don't want to talk too much about the
fight against Felix now. First of all, I have to finish my
job on June 19, then I'll take care Felix Sturm."
Promoter Kalle Sauerland says he is excited about the
upcoming fight between Sturm and Feigenbutz. “Felix Sturm
vs. Vincent Feigenbutz promises to be a great contest. Both
are outstanding boxers, and we have a fight here that will
fascinate the boxing world."
Universum boss Ismail Özen-Otto was also enthusiastic,
stating: “I’m pleased that we have both Felix and Vincent in
the ring on June 19, if not yet against each other. We are
also happy to be working with Wasserman Boxing, this is a
cooperation that stands for outstanding boxing.”