Matthew Macklin challenges Felix Sturm today in Cologne. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Today at 3:30pm EDT, Sky Sports goes live with a double-header from Sheffield and Germany. Bad Left Hook will be here with live, round-by-round coverage, scoring and analysis, followed by immediate post-fight analysis.
In what amounts to the "main event" of the show, Felix Sturm (35-2-1, 15 KO) defends his middleweight title in Germany against Matthew Macklin (28-2, 19 KO). Sturm is the fairly heavy favorite and is making the 10th defense of his WBA belt against the visiting Macklin, who is a two-time European champ and former British champ at the weight, now getting his first major title shot.
That fight is expected to go on around 4:30 EDT. In the United States, Epix and EpixHD.com will be providing coverage starting at 4pm, as will SAT1 in Germany. But we're watching the Sky broadcast to take part in another notable fight today, which will open their show.
Welterweight prospect/contender Kell Brook (23-0, 16 KO) will look to become the first man to stop 18-year pro Lovemore N'dou (48-12-1, 31 KO) in Sheffield. Brook is hoping for a step up to world stage after this, and left Frank Warren when he felt that wouldn't happen there, favoring the growing Matchroom Sport.
Join us this afternoon!