By Erik Schmidt: WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (29-2-1, 13 KOs) had a ridiculously easy time beating #12th ranked challenger Australian Jamie Pittman (16-1, 7 KOs) by a 7th round TKO on Saturday night at the Burg-Waecheter Castello, in Dusseldor, Nordrhein, Germany. Pittman, 26, was knocked down three times in the fight, the last time in the 7th at which time the referee Russell Mora put a stop the hopeless mismatch at 0:36 of the 7th round.
Pittman was perhaps the worst #12th ranked fighter I’ve ever laid eyes on, which was likely the reason he was chose in the first place by Sturm.
Pittman was clearly not as good as his ranking indicated, as he showed few skills in the bout and didn’t appear to even know how to punch properly. Sturm, 29, I suppose was in need of an easy win after having fought a life and death battle in his last fight against #1 challenger Randy Griffin who fought Sturm to a draw, although most people saw Griffin as having easily won the fight.