Fedor Chudinov Looks to Repeat History vs Felix Sturm. Eyes Arthur Abraham, Badou Jack, & James DeGale Next

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Super-middleweight warlords Fedor Chudinov and Felix Sturm collide again in their highly-anticipated rematch at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, exclusively live on BoxNation tomorrow night (Saturday 20th February) from 7pm.

Undefeated Russian star Chudinov returns to Germany to make the second defence of the WBA Super World Championship that he won on a split-decision against hometown hero Sturm last May and then smashed Britain’s Frank Buglioni over twelve rounds in the first title defence in September.

The hardman from Serpukhov near Moscow has forged a fearsome reputation as a fighting machine with his relentless pressure, non-stop punching and iron strength as he pounds opponent into submission as 10 of his 16 opponents have found out.

Chudinov, 28, will not be afraid of re-entering Sturm’s lion’s den again seeing as he’s fought and won away from home plenty of times previously with his passport also stamped in America, Dominican Republic and London.

A victory for Chudinov will certainly see him looking to unify the title against the hugely popular Armenian based German Arthur Abraham who holds the WBO crown, with also potential showdowns against WBC ruler Badou Jack and IBF Champion James DeGale.

Chudinov said, “I’m ready for Sturm a second time and I know that I can do the same again and emerge from Germany with my record and title still intact.  I’m more confident than ever, but I haven’t taken Sturm for granted, he’ll be highly motivated to get his title back in front of his home fans and I won’t let that happen,”

“I thank my fans in the UK for their support and all the good luck messages they have sent me, I seem to have won a lot of new fans when I defeated Frank Buglioni there.  Make sure you’re watching my fight against Sturm live on BoxNation tomorrow night and you will see something special.”

Sturm, from Cologne, hasn’t fought since the loss to Chudinov and for the German great it may be a final shot at world title glory in his illustrious 48-fight career that has seen him win four world titles. 

The slick and stylish Sturm has operated at elite level since 2003 and has been involved in a staggering 22 world championship fights although he has rarely fought outside of his homeland.

Known simply as ‘The Fighter’, Sturm will be looking to break his own record as Germany’s only four-time world champion by capturing a fifth title if he gets revenge over Chudinov.

An action-packed card on BoxNation opens with hot unbeaten German super-middleweight Alem Begic in a four round contest against Leo Tchoula; light-heavyweight Konni Konrad takes on Andrej Maurer over six rounds and Germany based Italian heavyweight Francesco Pianeta faces Hasan Olaki, also over six-rounds.

Live coverage will start on BoxNation at 7pm on Saturday night.  To subscribe to BoxNation (Sky 437/490HD, Virgin 525, Freeview 255, TalkTalk 415, iPhone, iPad or Android and Amazon devices) for only £12 a month visit boxnation.com or to watch online subscribe at watch.boxnation.com

Frank Buglioni Comes Up Short vs Fedor Chudinov. Vows to Return.

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Frank Buglioni displayed his fighting heart by forcing WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov the distance but lost by unanimous points decision at the SSE Arena, Wembley, and say’s he’ll be back.
 
Although he was roared on by a big home crowd and coming into the fight as the underdog, Enfield hero Buglioni put on a valiant performance, but the Russian was the better man coming away on the scorecards 120-106, 118-108 and 117-109.
 
Buglioni landed some good combinations in the early part, but Chudinov landed the cleaner and more heavy punches that were more eye-catching with a ram-rod jab and hard rights.
 
In the sixth round Buglioni showed his power by dropping Chudinov with a hard right hand after the bell to end the round.  He was deducted two points by the referee at the start of the seventh.  Buglioni stuck with Chudinov and was involved in some eye catching exchanges, but Chudinov stepped it up down the the final stretch.
 
“I had a fantastic opportunity for the world title and I gave it my best. I stuck it with one of the world’s top super-middleweights, but on the night he was the better man,” Said Buglioni.
 
“I’ll be back from this, it’s still early and raw, but I’ll go back to the drawing board and start again,”
 
“His punches were very correct and he had a good defence, he gets my respect, he’s a very good fighter,”
 
“While it’s hard to take defeat I believe that I showed my fighting heart and courage and I thank my loyal fans for their tremendous support.”
 
In the chief supporting contest, Cromer ace Ryan Walsh captured the British Featherweight title on a split decision to beat Hull’s Samir Mouneimne.  Walsh created history to join brother Liam, the current British Super-Featherweight Champion, to be the first twins to ever hold the Lonsdale belt simultaneously.
 
Unfortunately there was heartache for Erith’s Lewis Pettitt after he was stopped in the eleventh round by Lincoln’s Bobby Jenkinson in his challenge for the Vacant Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Championship in an exciting fight.
 
Penge hero Bradley Skeete successfully defended his WBO European Welterweight Championship but in strange circumstances when challenger Mark Thompson suffered a suspected dislocated hip in the third round.
 
The full results from a big night of boxing at the SSE Arena, Wembley:
 
EDIZ HUSSEIN WPTS6 (57-56) ALEX PHILLIPS
 
ROMEO ROMAEO WPTS8 (77-76) CHRIS ADAWAY
 
JAMIE KAVANAGH WPTS6 (60-57) REYNALDO MORA
 
THE VACANT BRITISH FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
RYAN WALSH WPTS12 SAMIR MOUNEIMNE
 
THE VACANT COMMONWEALTH SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
LEWIS PETTITT LTKO11 (2:38) BOBBY JENKINSON
 
DERECK CHISORA WPTS10 MARCELO NASCIMENTO
 
THE WBA WORLD SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
FEDOR CHUDINOV WPTS12 (120-106, 118-108, 117-109) FRANK BUGLIONI
 
THE WBO EUROPEAN WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
BRADLEY SKEETE WTKO3 (1:07) MARK THOMPSON
 
AHMET PATTERSON WTKO8 (2:52) GIORGI UNGLADZE
 
GARY CORCORAN WPTS4 (39-34) RICK SKELTON
 
BOY JONES JNR WPTS4 (40-36) ANTONO HORVATIC
 
BILLY LONG WPTS4 (40-36) CHRISTIAN HOSKINS GOMEZ

Steve Collins: “People Have Not Seen the Best of Frank Buglioni. They Will vs Fedor Chudinov”

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Boxing Greats Steve Collins and Roy Jones Jr. finally came head-to-head at today’s press conference for their fighters Frank Buglioni and Fedor Chudinov, and the legendary Irishman is certain his man will defeat the defending WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion from Russia this Saturday at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
 
Former two-time and two-weight WBO World Champion Collins, who trains Buglioni alongside his brother Paschal in Dublin, believes the delay of the original July fight date due to Chudinov breaking his nose in sparring, will benefit the Enfield ace.
 
“I firmly believe in Frank Buglioni and so does Paschal and we know that he can win on Saturday and become world champion,” Said Collins.
 
“He’s extremely talented with plenty of balls and heart.  People haven’t seen the best of Frank yet, but they will in this fight.”
 
“Chudinov is a good fighter and he won the world title so we respect him for that, but going into this fight I’m looking at Chudinov as a fighter who’s at the level he’s at and I know Frank has so much more,”
 
“The delay in the fight has also helped as Frank is now sharper and more experienced, in fact he’s twice the fighter he was before.  I can’t wait for Saturday now.” 
 
“Of course it’s created a lot of interest between me and Roy Jones in opposite corners of the ring, but the fighting is being done by Frank and Chudinov and I don’t want to distract from that.  The fire still burns in me though and I know Roy still facies it so maybe we can do it, but right now it’s about the two fighters we train.”
 
Former five-weight world champion Jones said, “It’s great to be here in London and we’re ready for fight time on Saturday,”
 
“Fedor is a fine fighter and I believe the fans will really appreciate how good he is when he beats Buglioni on Saturday night,”
 
“I’ve come into this fight to help Fedor with certain elements of his boxing, I’ve not changed him into a copy of me or anything like that, it’s all small technical improvements to improve his all-round skills,”
 
“I know that Steve is still itching for a fight against me and we’ll see what happens after our guys do their thing on Saturday.”
 
Buglioni said, “I’ve done plenty of talking in the last week or so but now we’re getting close to the fight I’m just focussing on what I need to do in the ring.  It’s been my dream to fight for a world title and I’m not going to let it pass me by.  And the new…”
 
Chudinov added, “I won this world in Germany and I’m certainly not going to lose it in London.  This is a real fight and Buglioni had better realise that he’s in for the fight of his life to take this belt from me.”
 
Remaining tickets are available from www.frankwarren.com, SSE Arena, Wembley on 0844 815 0815 and www.axs.com and Eventim on 0844 249 1000 and www.eventim.co.uk
 
Buglioni v Chudinov headlines ’Man vs. Machine’ with London hotshot Frank Buglioni challenging WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov for his crown.
 
An action packed card also features Cromer battler Ryan Walsh facing Hull’s Samir Mouneimne with the Vacant British Featherweight Title on the line; all-action Erith talent Lewis Pettitt challenges for the Vacant Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Championship against Bobby Jenkinson; Penge hero Bradley Skeete defends his WBO European Welterweight crown against Heywood’s Mark Thompson; plus on the undercard Dulwich light-middleweight Ahmet Patterson; exciting heavyweight Dereck Chisora goes in over ten rounds; light-middleweight ace Gary Corcoran; Dublin lightweight Jamie Kavanagh; Canning Town lightweight Romeo Romaeo; Dagenham lightweight Ediz Hussein; Chingford super-featherweight Boy Jones Jnr, and Chelmsford super-featherweight Billy Long.
 
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