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Felix Sturm To Sam Soliman: Stop Lying To The People

By Ruslan Chikov

Former WBA/WBO middleweight champion Felix Sturm wants Australian boxer Sam Soliman to admit he used performance enhancing drugs to prepare himself for last month's IBF final eliminator in Duesseldorf, which Soliman won with an upset twelve round unanimous decision. The president of the Federation of German Professional Boxers, Thomas Puetz, said Soliman's urine sample tested positive for an undisclosed banned "designer drug."

The positive drug test claims was called "absolute rubbish" and "unfounded allegations" by Soliman's manager David Stanley. Soliman can present his case at a hearing. Mr Puetz says he will inform Germany's National Anti-Doping Agency and the IBF.

The Soliman (43-11, 17 KOs) vs. Sturm (37-4-2, 16 KOs) clash could be changed to a "no-contest."

Sturm is sure that Soliman's "B" sample will also test positive for the same banned substance.

"That night passed and I still feel like I'm in a movie. Soliman was found to be doping.  We were obligated to do this test and the sample A was positive. Soliman, come on, stop lying to the people and [stop wasting their time], open the "B" sample. But even then [Soliman] will still probably argue that these substances were given to him by mistake," Sturm said to the Hamburg Evening News.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 03-04-2013

Thats not good news. Takes the shine off Soliman's biggest win (even if the scoring itself on fight night was abit controversial). Be interesting to see the results of the B sample, and how the IBF act if its also…

Comment by MarcianoFan on 03-04-2013

[QUOTE=lfc19titles;13109017]Yeah he should...you should also tell the the truth about losing your last god damn 9 or whatever the hell it is fights out of 10....[/QUOTE] Sturm performed well and easily could have gotten the win against Geale. I don't…

Comment by ddangerous on 03-04-2013

[QUOTE=elgranluchadore;13108784]not surprising, the guy is having a career resurrection after all.[/QUOTE] Absolutely.

Comment by lfc19titles on 03-04-2013

Yeah he should...you should also tell the the truth about losing your last god damn 9 or whatever the hell it is fights out of 10....

Comment by giacomino on 03-04-2013

Sturm has been "lying to the people" for years about wanting to fight the division's best.

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