The former boxing world champion Felix Sturm has been arrested in Cologne. This was confirmed by the Cologne police on Saturday at the request of the news agency sid. However, she did not comment on the reasons behind the arrest.

According to the "Bild am Sonntag", which previously reported on the incident, the arrest should have occurred on Friday at the Fibo. This is a well-known trade fair for fitness, wellness and health.

Felix Sturm is accused, according to the report, of tax evasion. The Cologne Public Prosecutor's Office, Department of Economic Criminal Matters, according to "Bild am Sonntag" has obtained an arrest warrant against Sturm. According to the newspaper, the 40-year-old is said to have last lived in Bosnia, in the home of his family. Therefore he should not have been available for the German authorities.

Process in January burst

Last storm was due to a positive doping control in the headlines. The super middleweight was tested after his victory on February 20, 2016 in Oberhausen in the World Cup revenge against the Russian Fyodor Tschudinow in A and B sample positive for the anabolic substance hydroxy Stanozolol.

However, a trial against a storm broke, the 8th Grand Criminal Court in Cologne refused in January, the opening of the main proceedings, since no sufficient suspicion against the ex-champion have existed. Neither the World Association WBA, nor the Federation of German Professional Boxer (BDB) had blocked storm.