Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Sturm vs Rost?
Felix Sturm beat Timo Rost by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 19th December 2020 at Cologne in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The scorecards were announced as 100-90, 99-91, 100-90 in favor of winner Felix Sturm.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Sturm vs Rost stats
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.
Timo Rost made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 2 draws, with 3 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Sturm had advantage in power over Rost, with a 45% knock out percentage over Rost's 30%.
Felix Sturm was the older man by 12 years, at 42 years old.
Both Felix Sturm & Timo Rost fought out of an orthodox stance.
Sturm was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 36 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 16 years and 8 months earlier than Rost, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 310 more professional rounds, 387 to Rost's 77.
Sturm vs Rost form
Sturm had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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, Germany.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Robert Stieglitz on 8th November 2014 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart.
Before that, he had lost to Sam Soliman on 31st May 2014 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at König Palast, Krefeld.
He had won against Darren Barker on 7th December 2013 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart.
Sturm's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Sturm vs Rost start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Sturm vs Rost?
Sturm vs Rost was broadcast on Fite.tv PPV UK in the UK.
What were the odds on Sturm vs Rost?
Felix Sturm was a 27/100 (-370) favourite going into the contest, while Timo Rost made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+275) with oddsmakers.