Manuel Charr vs. Odlanier Solis not approved for WBA interim heavyweight title

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By Jim Dower: The March 11 fight between heavyweights Odlanier Solis and Manuel Charr will not be for the interim World Boxing Association heavyweight title. There was news that the Charr-Solis fight would be for the interim WBA title, but the WBA won’t be sanctioning that fight for the interim title.

The WBA already has a mess with Anthony Joshua fighting Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA Super World heavyweight title on April 29, and Fres Oquendo fighting Shannon Briggs for the WBA World heavyweight title. That fight still doesn’t have a date. There will be two heavyweight champions for the WBA soon.

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Hearn ”Anthony Joshua could face Thompson, Arreola, Solis and Charr this year”

hearn666By Demetrius Luke: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to match heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) in with some top names in the division before the year is out starting with a big fight in September with a boxing domestic name along the line of David Price, Derick Chisora or Dillian Whyte.

After that Hearn is looking to move onto European level with some of the experienced names that have a solid background with them from beating some previous big names.

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Tony Thompson stops Odlanier Solis in 9th round

oner4By Jim Dower: 43-year-old former two time world title challenger Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) stopped a badly out of shape 272 pound Odlanier Solis (20-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night in stopping him in the 9th round in front of a sparse crowd at the Gloria Sports Arena, Gloria Hotels and Resorts, Antalya, Turkey.

A balding and flabby looking 34-year-old Solis failed to come out for the 9th round. Solis didn’t look hurt in between the 8th and 9th rounds at the time of the stoppage. He just looked tired and grossly overweight.

Solis looked like he hadn’t trained at all for the fight, as he had rolls of fat on his midsection. The 272 matches the career-high he weighed for his fight against Konstantin Airich in May of 2012. That was when Solis came off of a 14 month layoff following a knee injury he suffered in getting blown out in one round by former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in March of 2011.

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Odlanier Solis vs. Tony Thompson 2 in the works for October

thompson2By Dan Ambrose: In a must win bout for both fighters, #13 WBC heavyweight fringe contender Odlanier Solis (20-2, 13 KOs) and 42-year-old #13 WBO Tony Thompson (39-5, 26 KOs) will be facing each other in October in a rematch.

The two fighters faced each other last March with Thompson pounding out a 12 split decision at the Atatürk Spor Salonu, Tekirdag, Turkey. Thompson clearly won the fight and deserved a unanimous decision rather than a split decision. He simply outworked the chunky 257 pound Solis.

The exact date and venue of the Solis-Thompson II fight is still being worked out at this time, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it winds up in Turkey again.
The winner of the rematch between the two fighters will keep their faint hopes for a world title shot in the future if they keep winning or if they get picked out by one of the champions in a voluntary defense, which isn’t too likely.

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Tony Thompson beats Odlanier Solis by split decision

thompson2By Allan Fox: 42-year-old Tony Thompson (38-4, 16 KO’s) beat a lazy-looking Odlanier Solis (20-2, 13 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night to capture the vacant WBC International heavyweight title at the Tekirdag, Turkey. The final judges scores were 115-114, 115-113 for Thompson. The final judges had it 116-112 for Solis. Thompson appeared to win 11 of the 12 rounds in my scoring of the fight. The only round that Solis fought well enough to win was the 2nd. All the rest of the rounds he was badly outworked by the older and much bigger Thompson.

Thompson, 6’5″, had too much size for the smaller 6’1″ Solis in this fight, and most of the rounds saw Solis being jabbed constantly in the face. Thompson wasn’t putting much power in his shots, but he was throwing nonstop punches that Solis had no answer for. Occasionally, Solis would throw a few shots, but mostly he just stood and covered up. Solis had the better power, but he would frequently miss with his shots when trying to nail Thompson.

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Tony Thompson vs. Odlanier Solis this Saturday, March 22nd

TeamThompson(Photo credit: Team Thompson) By Allan Fox: #5 IBF, #10 WBC heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13 KO’s) will be taking on two-time world title challenger #1 IBF, 42-year-old Tony Thompson (38-4, 26 KO’s) this Saturday, March 22nd in Istanbul, Turkey. The two fighters will be battling it out for the vacant WBC International heavyweight title. But the fight is a lot more important than the little known title that will be on the line. The winner of the fight will keep in the hunt for a world title shot against one of the heavyweight champions, while the loser will likely see his career skittering downward in the top 15 rankings.

If Solis, 33, comes into shape for this fight then he should be able to come out on top and win a decision based on his hand speed, power advantage and his youth. However, he’s someone that tends to come into his fights in the mid-250s, and that’s a lot of weight to be putting on a small 6’1” heavyweight.

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Odlanier Solis battles Tony Thompson on 3/22

The New Year starts with good news for fans of world class heavyweight boxing. 2004 Olympic gold medallist Odlanier Solis (20-1) will face Tony Thompson (38-4) on March 22nd in Turkey!

“All contracts are signed, the fight is on”, confirmed promoter Ahmet Oner who is planning to stage the fight in Kusadasi (Turkey). “Solis vs. Thompson is a great fight which I could actually do everywhere because it will gather lots of interest worldwide. I am very happy that all parties accepted and agreed. These are the fights we need to revive the heavyweight division.”

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Odlanier Solis’ promoter interested in Deontay Wilder fight

deontay55By Ivan Ivanov: Getting the fans interested in the heavyweight division requires imagination and even writing about it isn’t exactly a rewarding task. There are no natural self-evident rivalries and publicity stunts may be necessary to set up a fight. According to Fightnews, Ahmet Öner, the promoter of heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis, has issued a challenge to Deontay Wilder. He made a bold statement that he doesn’t see Wilder as the next big thing and Solis could prove that.

The manager is confident “Showtime” will accept the fight. He has billed this rivalry as “US Power vs. Latino Power”. This could be an overstatement but the fight makes sense anyway.

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Odlanier Solis stops Saglam in 7th round TKO

By Jim Dower: Former 2004 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13 KO’s) picked up his 20th win of his 6 year pro career on Saturday night with a 7th round TKO win over Yakup Saglam (29-3, 26 KO’s) at the Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany. Solis knocked Saglam down with a huge right hand in the 7th round. Referee Jean-Pierre Van Imschoot then stepped in and halted the fight at 2:30 of the round.

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Odlanier Solis vs. Yakup Saglam this Saturday, July 27th in Germany

solis4455333By Allan Fox: 33-year-old former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12 KO’s) will be fighting this Saturday night in a scheduled 12 round bout against Yakup Saglam (29-2, 26 KO’s) at the Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Solis, a former 2004 Olympic gold medalist, will be defending his IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title. There’s a possibility that Solis, #13 WBC, could face #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev in an IBF eliminator bout next if Solis can get past the 36-year-old Saglam on Saturday, according to Fightnews.

For Solis, this is his third fight since coming off of multiple knee surgeries to repair his injured right knee that he hurt in his 1st round stoppage loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in March of 2011.

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