Sturm vs Soliman Betting Odds

Published on January 26th, 2013 2:25 pm EST

On Friday, February 1st, Felix "The Fighter" Sturm will take on "King" Sam Soliman in an IBF World Middleweight title eliminator fight in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Sturm, who is heavily favored to win this fight, currently sports a professional record of 37-3-2 and is the #5 ranked Middleweight in the world.

Sturm is looking to rebound after a split decision loss to Daniel Geale in September of 2012. Prior to that, Sturm had defeated Sebastian Dik, Ronald Hearns and Matthew Macklin, and also fought to a draw with Martin Murray.

Sam Soliman, on the other hand, currently sports a record of 42-11-0. Soliman is not only battling Felix Sturm on February 1st, but he is also fighting against "Father Time", as Soliman is currently 39 years of age.

Soliman has won his last seven fights in a row, including decision wins over Giovanni Lorenzo, Garth Wood and Eromosele Albert. You have to go all the way back to May of 2008 to find Soliman's last loss, which came against Anthony Mundine in Melbourne, Australia.

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Here are the current betting odds for the Sturm/Soliman fight:

Felix Sturm, -750
Sam Soliman, +475

The over/under line is currently set at 9 1/2 rounds:

Over 9 1/2 Rounds, -850
Under 9 1/2 Rounds, +425

It's clear that oddsmakers expect this one to go the distance.

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