By Dave Lahr: Top heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12 KO’s) has now fought WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) and found out how easy it is to hit him and get the better of him with fast punches in their fight last month on March 19th.
Solis now is looking to heal up and go hunting for a rematch as soon as his torn of knee has is back to new. Solis looked sensational in the one round of action, tagging Vitali at will with fast combinations and smart counter punches.
Vitali looked flustered and frustrated at the end of the round. The fight ended prematurely after Solis’s right knee gave out on him as he was backing away from a shot that he had just clobbered Vitali with. After the fight, Vitali tried to take credit for hurting Solis, but there is no way that Solis was hurt from the punch.
Solis now is more confident than ever that he can beat Vitali, saying “I’ve seen how easy it is to beat Vitali. If the injury didn’t occur I would have taken him apart. He is a boxing zero. I was surprised at how weak he is.”
Solis feels good about himself knowing that he has the skills to beat Vitali once his knee is healed. Whether Vitali gives him a rematch or not, Solis showed that he has some of the best talent in the entire heavyweight division. He’s going to beat either Vitali or his brother Wladimir Klitschko. Whoever has the belt is going to be a target for Solis. I doubt Vitali will want to tangle with him again because he’s seen how tough the Cuban is and how sharp his combinations.