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By Karl Freitag
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This time it was clear. WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (30-2-1, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Randy Griffin (24-2-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. Both fighters came determined to be more aggressive than they were in their first encounter last October, which ended in a draw. Early rounds were competitive and close. Griffin was faster and busier, but Sturm's defense was good and when he landed, the shots were cleaner. Griffin picked up the pace midway through the fight, which suited Sturm, a natural counter-puncher, just fine. The champion had a big round eleven and closed the show with a hard combination to punctuate his 116-113, 116-112, 118-100 victory.
 

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Bob Arum was hoping Griffin would win so that he could unify titles with Kelly Pavlik. The Sturm camp has already said he's too big of a draw over there and that they won't offer him up as a sacrifice to Pavlik. Great to know that they have no confidence that their guy will even survive the fight, much less win it.
 

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