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Canelo-Solis: Archie is Confused With The WBC's Position

By Miguel Rivera

Archie Solis, the IBF's 108-pound champion, is confused with the World Boxing Council's position on his physical altercation with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the WBC's champion at 154-pounds. As BoxingScene.com first reported on Tuesday, Alvarez allegedly confronted Solis at a local running ground in Guadalajara, Mexico, where both of them were training.

According to Solis, Alvarez accused him of messing around with his girlfriend, and then attacked him with multiple punches. Solis suffered a broken jaw and a broken tooth. He recently underwent surgery and remains in the hospital recovering from the procedure.

Solis has already filed a criminal complaint against Alvarez and plans to pursue a civil case for damages. The IBF champion was scheduled to defend his title December, but because of the injuries he doesn't expect to return until some time in 2012.

Alvarez denied the allegations and told Mexican reporter Sal Rodriguez that one of his brothers attacked Solis.

"It's not true at all. [The fight] wasn't with me. It was with one of my brothers, but not with me. I was there. I just want to clarify that it's not true," Alvarez said.

A day later, WBC President Jose Sulaiman voiced his support for Alvarez, and said the 21-year-old boxer was 100% "innocent." While doing so, Sulaiman also offered to pay the medical expenses of Solis.

Solis appreciates the gesture from Sulaiman, but he's confused on why Sulaiman is offered to pay his medical expenses if Alvarez is innocent. Solis wants Alvarez, not the WBC, to pay for the damages.

"Let me say that I feel better, although I've had to receive drugs because the pain is very strong, but I've had to put up with it. I've heard the (World Boxing Council) wants to pay my expenses, I personally appreciate the good gesture because I've always wanted to be a WBC champion and acknowledge that Don Jose (Sulaiman) is a great visionary, a good person and I appreciate the gesture from him and also his son Mauricio," Solis told Sal Rodriguez.

"But I think the cause of the aggression should pay, not the WBC. Again, I appreciate the gesture, but I don't understand why they offered to do that because Alvarez should be the one [to pay], not them - because then they are either accepting his guilt, or I'm not sure what they mean by doing that. I truly do not understand. We are professionals and this is our job, not something we can use to hurt others or use to endorse street fights."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by edgarg on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;11347346]lol we still have NO IDEA what actually happened. . . im reserving judgement. . . maybe canelo just hit him a fwe times, and didn't go all ape-**** on him like solis said? but solis is a dude, and…

Comment by BTL on 10-29-2011

Solis is just too small of a guy... Canelo should have just slapped him or gave him a body shot.

Comment by onechance87 on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=AvoidDisaster;11347906]Yeah what idiot has an entourage that doesn't get involved when he's getting his ass kicked? Either they're really stupid, or Solis told them not to get involved. Therefore he must've known he was in a fight.[/QUOTE] yeah,Idk how anyone…

Comment by AvoidDisaster on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=Phantomas;11347895]When you say to your buddies "don´t get involved" it usually means "this is between he and me". I don´t think his entourage would just stand there and see how little guy gets assaulted. I think he got ko and…

Comment by onechance87 on 10-29-2011

[QUOTE=ksan;11347542]He doesn'r remember? ahaha, so all those 4 people or so of his entourage that were there, had a collective allucination about Canelo breaking Solis Jaw? Good thing Solis told his people to not get involved, because it would have…

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