Sturm presses on, heads local card Lightweight on comeback seeks 5th win in row Feb. 10

December 31, 1992|By Alan Goldstein | Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer

Baltimore lightweight Chuck Sturm, 27, who recently signed a multibout contract with veteran promoter/matchmaker Don Elbaum to improve his national boxing image, will meet veteran Charlie "White Lightning" Brown, of Moline, Ill., in the 10-round feature bout at Martin's West on Feb. 10.

Sturm (26-3, 10 knockouts) has won four straight fights this year after mounting a comeback following eye and shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring for more than a year.

Most recently, Sturm, a former state wrestling champion from Old Mill High, won an eight-round decision over Glen Randolph.

Brown (28-5, 18 knockouts) also is making a ring comeback after a three-year absence. A one-time title contender, he challenged for the International Boxing Federation lightweight crown in July 1984, but was stopped in eight rounds by then-champion Harry Arroyo.

Brown has had three fights this year. Last spring in Madison Square Garden, he won a six-rounder over former junior welterweight champion Saoul Mamby.

Sturm and Brown became the headliners after promoter Stuart Satosky lost the scheduled main event pitting junior middleweight title contender Vincent Pettway, of Baltimore, against Dan Sherry, of Toronto.

Pettway, waiting to fight the winner of next month's Gianfranco Rosi-Gilbert Dele IBF championship match, is sidelined for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery at Johns Hopkins earlier this month to repair a split knuckle on his left hand.

Satosky has scheduled 48 rounds of boxing for his second show at Martin's West. Two clever left-handed lightweights, George Pindell (14-2), of Annapolis, and Pedro Saiz (17-0), of New York, will meet in an eight-rounder.

Unbeaten Boston middleweight Dana Rosenblatt (7-0), a former kick-boxing champion, battles Juan Ruiz (5-4), of New York, in a six-rounder. Rosenblatt has knocked out all seven of his rivals.

A six-round rematch pits junior welterweights Wade Duncan (4-0-1), of Baltimore, against Steve Frederick (1-4-2), of Washington. Duncan fought a disputed draw with Frederick at the Pikesville Armory a year ago.

Promising Baltimore lightweight Ed Griffin (4-0) and crowd-pleasing heavyweight Mike Whitfield, who fights out of Mack Lewis' Broadway gym, will appear in four-round bouts. Tickets are priced at $35, $25, $20 and $15 and can be reserved by calling 410-528-1932.

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