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Jun 19 2021
Saturday

Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany

10 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
James Kraft
Kraft
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40-5-3
UD 10

Score cards

  • 99-93
  • 96-94
  • 97-94
UD 10
19-0-1

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The tape

43
Age
-2
5' 11" / 181 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
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Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDMDSDSDUD
Form
40
Wins
19
18
By KO
10
45
KO%
53
5
Loses
0
3
Draws
1
2001
Debut
N/A

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Felix Sturm vs James Kraft report


Who won Sturm vs Kraft?

Felix Sturm beat James Kraft by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Universum Gym in Hamburg.

The scorecards were announced as 99-93, 96-94, 97-94 in favor of winner Felix Sturm.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Sturm vs Kraft stats

Back in June 2021, Felix Sturm stepped 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 made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 10 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Kraft had a slight advantage in power over Sturm, with a 53% knock out percentage over Sturm's 45%.

Felix Sturm was the older man by 45 years, at 43 years old.

Kraft had a height advantage of 2 inches over Sturm.

Both Felix Sturm & James Kraft fought out of an orthodox stance.

Sturm was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 23 year and 2 months later than Kraft, whose first professional fight was in . He had fought 290 more professional rounds, 387 to Kraft's 97.

Sturm vs Kraft form

Felix Sturm had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.

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Sturm's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time did Sturm vs Kraft start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany, which was 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?

Felix Sturm was a 27/100 (-370) favourite going into the contest, while James Kraft made his way into the ring at 269/100 (+270) with oddsmakers.

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James

Kraft

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108

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