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Klitschko Banks $15 Million, Solis Earns $1.8 For Loss

By Edward Chaykovsky

Cuba’s Odlanier Solis (17-1) got paid plenty for his risk on Saturday night. In the first round, he went down from a Vitali Klitschko right hand, and during the fall he injured his right knee. The fight was stopped before a booing crowd of 19,000 in Cologne, Germany. According to multiple reports in Germany, the three minutes of action earned the 2004 Olympic Gold medalist a handsome purse of $1.8 million USD. For his part, Klitschko, 39, was said to have earned $15 million.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 03-20-2011

Would be funny if Solis's camp calls out Klitschko for a rematch after he makes a recovery from his knee injury.

Comment by Dave Rado on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Chunk;10262567]Disgusting. Solis makes Audley Harrison look like a warrior.[/QUOTE] I hope you're not being serious! Solis gave a good account of himself and was even out-landing Vitali a little, until he was stopped as a result of a serious leg…

Comment by Chunk.. on 03-20-2011

Disgusting. Solis makes Audley Harrison look like a warrior.

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Blobby;10262491]I thought under the WBC rules the split is 70/30 for a mandatory fight?[/QUOTE] Only if they go to purse bid and don't reach an agreement otherwise.

Comment by Rick Grimes on 03-20-2011

I thought under the WBC rules the split is 70/30 for a mandatory fight?

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