Comeback failed: Hungarian Istvan Szili defeated former world champion Felix Sturm on points in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle. It could have been the last fight for the 43-year-old Sturm.
The dream of the sixth world title has burst for the time being. Felix Sturm lost to Hungary’s Istvan Szili on points. After twelve rounds, the judges Marco Morales (113:115) and Giulio Piras (111:116) scored for Szili, Ferenc Budai saw the fight as a draw (114:114). A good 4,000 spectators in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle had actually expected the former world champion Sturm to win, but the 43-year-old was unable to repeat his previous performances.