WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm, 35-2-1-(15), scored a seventh round Tko win against American Ronald Hearns, 26-2-(20), at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart in Germany on Saturday night.
Sturm started off at a fast pace but Hearns managed to take some control back in round three. But as he did so Sturm again moved up through the gears to regain control with his jab.
From the fourth round on Sturm produced a sustained bombardment of pressure. That pressure paid off in round seven when Sturm connected with a huge right hand leaving Hearns unable to continue with the fight. The time of the stoppage was 2.20.
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February 19, 2011