WBA Super Champion Felix Sturm and Giovanni Lorenzo were face to face for the first time at today’s press conference for their middleweight title fight this Saturday in Cologne, Germany.
"There’s no doubt about me winning the fight and becoming champion of the world", said Lorenzo who showed up in a jersey of local soccer team Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Gladbach had won a clash with local rivals Bayer Leverkusen with 6-3 on Sunday afternoon. "The team of Gladbach inspired me. They were the underdogs, they played in front of Leverkusen’s home crowd and they scored a very convincing and impressing win.
"That’s exactly what I will do next Saturday. Gladbach scored 6 goals – I will score 6 knockdowns. When I heard that Sturm is from Leverkusen like yesterday’s losers things were very clear to me: I will be the new champion."
Felix Sturm wasn’t too impressed with Lorenzo running his mouth: "Talk is cheap. I heard he said that he will stop me within five or six rounds. We will see who will be on the receiving end on Saturday.
"All I can say is that I am very well prepared and all fired up for this fight. It’s a new situation for me because this is the first show I am doing all by myself.
"Of course, I have a fantastic team; everybody on Team Sturm has been doing a great job organizing this huge event. I promise all fans that this Saturday will set new standards for boxing and entertainment in Germany."