Arsenal and City stars show support for boxer - Not Froch, not Groves

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Edin Dzeko and Lukas Podolski are both backing Felix Sturm to get one over on Sam Soliman this evening.

Last night at Wembley we watched England dispatch of a mediocre Peruvian outfit in a game of very few fireworks. Tonight, we will hopefully see a lot more at the stadium as one of the biggest fights in British boxing takes centre stage.

Carl Froch and George Groves will go toe-to-toe again in a rematch from the controversial bout in November between the two.

It has certainly got tongues wagging among Premier League footballers, many of them taking to Twitter and Instagram to pledge their allegiance and show off their knowledge of sport.

But their is plenty more going on in the boxing world tonight - and several Premier League stars will be watching that fight instead.

Bosnian heritage German fighter Felix Sturm fights Sam Soliman of Australia tonight in another rematch. The Aussie fighter won their last meeting, but it was later ruled a no contest after he failed a doping test.

Tonight the two middleweights will face off in Dusseldorf for the IBF title and two Premier League footballers have backed the German to win the bout.

Manchester City star Edin Dzeko showed off a picture of him and his Bosnian World Cup team-mates showing their support for Sturm, while Lukas Podolski of Arsenal even did his best boxing pose on Instagram to highlight his hope that Sturm can get revenge on the exciting Australian.

Do it Felix! Good luck for tonight's fight! #boxing#sturm #champion #ko #SturmSoliman2 #poldi #aha@sturmboxing @poldi_official

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