Felix Sturm and Martin Murray fight today in Germany for the WBA middleweight title. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Today at 4:45 p.m. EST on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and SAT1 in Germany, WBA middleweight titlist Felix Sturm will defend his belt against British challenger Martin Murray at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim.
Sturm (36-2-1, 15 KO) is looking to make his 11th successful defense of the title that he regained in April 2007 by defeating Javier Castillejo, and his second straight defense against a visiting British foe.
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Murray (23-0, 10 KO) is taking a big step up in class from the likes of Nick Blackwell and Carlos Nascimento, and is a pretty strong underdog on the sportsbooks, and in the minds of boxing fans.
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It will be a single-fight broadcast on Sky Sports, as the undercard has nothing of major interest, and we'll be watching the Sky broadcast.
Join us this afternoon as we kick off a heavy slate of round-by-round coverage this weekend, during which Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of five separate events, including Cotto vs Margarito II and Mares vs Agbeko II on Saturday night.