FELIX STURM PLANNING A COMEBACK... ARTHUR ABRAHAM HIS TARGET?
The Sarajevo Times reports that Felix Sturm a/k/a Adnan Catic took to Instagram to announce his return to active boxing in 2019. Sturm's career is based in Germany but he resides in Bosnia and Herzegovina (of which Sarajevo is the capital). A former middleweight and super middleweight titlist, Sturm (40-5-3) last fought in February 2016, a win over Fedor Chudinov that came under scrutiny due to Sturm testing positive for PEDs, a charge he disputes. Sturm will turn 40 at the end of the month. Catic will be 40 years old on January 31st, is the fifth world champion. The Sarajevo report says Sturm will target a German super fight vs. another aging two-division champion Arthur Abraham. If that fight happens, it will be a few years too late, but no doubt an entertaining event. --Scott Shaffer