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Middleweight champ Sturm to end hiatus

Updated: July 19, 2010, 3:38 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Middleweight titlist Felix Sturm of Germany, idle since last July, will return to the ring Sept. 4 in his hometown of Cologne.

Although Sturm hasn't formally announced his opponent, multiple sources with knowledge of the agreement told ESPN.com that he would face former title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio.

A press conference was scheduled for Thursday.

Sturm was inactive because he was locked in a legal dispute over his contract with promoter Universum. Two weeks ago, ...

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