Boxer knocks back hired killer allegations

Boxer knocks back hired killer allegations
Boxer Felix Sturm in 2014. Photo: DPA
State prosecutors in Cologne are investigating star boxer Felix Sturm, who is alleged to have hired a hitman to kill his former promoter.

“Our investigation targets Felix Sturm, his manager, and one other male person,” prosecutor Benedkit Kortz said, confirming a report in Bild.

Sturm and his manager Roland Bebak are believed to have hired the third man to kill promoter Ahmet Öner, he added.

Öner had previously organized bouts for the boxer, but the two parted ways after a serious falling-out.

“This is a far-fetched story, it's false and contrived,” Bebak said through a spokesman.

“Such an accusation isn't a joke, but deadly serious,” he added.

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