Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany
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Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Sturm vs Kraft?
Felix Sturm will square off against James Kraft on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Universum Gym in Hamburg.
The fight will take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Sturm vs Kraft stats
Felix Sturm steps into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 5 loses and 3 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
James Kraft will make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Kraft has a slight advantage in power over Sturm, with a 53% knock out percentage over Sturm's 45%.
Felix Sturm is the older man by 42 years, at 42 years old.
Kraft has a height advantage of 2 inches over Sturm.
Both Felix Sturm & James Kraft fight out of an orthodox stance.
Sturm is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 20 year and 3 months later than Kraft, whose first professional fight was in . He has fought 290 more professional rounds, 387 to Kraft's 97.
Sturm vs Kraft form
Felix Sturm has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Timo Rost on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Fedor Chudinov on 20th February 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Fedor Chudinov on 9th May 2015 by split decision in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Festhalle, Frankfurt.
Before that, he had drawn with Robert Stieglitz on 8th November 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart.
He had lost to Sam Soliman on 31st May 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at König Palast, Krefeld.
Sturm's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
What time does Sturm vs Kraft start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany, which is 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Sturm vs Kraft?
James Kraft is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Felix Sturm if you fancy the incredible upset.