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Lorenzo to fight Sturm in September

Updated: July 28, 2010, 2:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Marco Antonio Rubio's change of heart made for Giovanni Lorenzo's lucky day.

Lorenzo will get a second crack at a middleweight title when he faces Felix Sturm on Sept. 4 in Cologne, Germany. The deal with promoter Arena-Box was finalized Wednesday, Kurt Emhoff, Lorenzo's attorney and co-manager, told ESPN.com.

"Just got the signed contracts back from Arena. Sturm vs. Lorenzo is officially on," Emhoff said in an e-mail.

Lorenzo got the opportunity when Rubio, who had agreed ...

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