Felix Sturm vs. Sebastian Zbik
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2012-04-13 : Felix Sturm 159½ lbs beat Sebastian Zbik 159¾ lbs by RTD in round 9 of 12
- Location: Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: Raul Caiz Sr
- Judge: Jean-Louis Legland
- Judge: Guillermo Perez Pineda
- Judge: Stefano Carozza
- World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight Title
- Felix Sturm 36-2-2 (15 KOs) vs. Sebastian Zbik 30-1 (10 KOs)
- Sturm entered as the #2 ranked middleweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Zbik, a 1.8/1 betting underdog, was ranked #4 by the same publication. 
- Sturm was coming off a draw four months earlier to Martin Murray 23-0 (10 KOs). Zbik came in having not fought in ten months following the first defeat of his professional career, a majority decision loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (42-0-1, 30 KOs).
- Zbik corner stops the bout after the 9th round.