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 Last update:  3/21/2011       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky            &
Klitschko: I Knocked Solis Out, The Injury is His Problem!
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By Edward Chaykovsky

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has issued an official statement on Saturday's first round knockout of previously undefeated Odlanier Solis. After being hit with a right hand, Solis stumbled and fell flat on his back. During the fall he injured his right knee and was unable to continue with the fight. Solis and his promoter, Ahmet Oner, are citing the injury as the reason for the stoppage. Klitschko has a different opinion. He believes the punch he landed had Solis out on his feet and because of that he stumbled down.

"I was inside the ring and I saw many, many times on video - the fight, and there is only one clear answer. I prepared the punch, half hook/half uppercut. I prepared this punch and I feel that I hit him pretty hard. Solis was knocked out, what happened after that, where he breaks his ligaments or his knee - it's his problem. I'm sorry the fight was so short. The next fight, I promise not to hit my opponent for the first three rounds, and then I'll knock him out. With Solis there are no excuses, this was a knockout punch," Klitschko said.

Tags: Vitali Klitschko , Odlanier Solis , Klitschko-Solis , Klitschko vs Solis

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comment by Tiozzo, on 03-24-2011
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan]I just want to start by asking when did I ever use the word "hater"? I guarantee you that you will be hard pressed to find anyplace that I have used the word. So once again, and maybe not on purpose, you have twisted my words. I thought the reason I mentioned Chambers was obv...

comment by jimmy1569, on 03-24-2011
[QUOTE=Mr. Blobby]So Vitali = hypocrite[/QUOTE] Please stop with that slo-mo replay. You are only embarassing yourself. This video only proves that Solis was off balance & not in a good solid defensive stance when he got clipped. VitaLI's punch helped facillitate everything afterwards. There w...

comment by Rick Grimes, on 03-24-2011
[QUOTE=jimmy1569]Name one fighter in history that has the balls to quit a title fight he's winning handily against the most feather-fisted heavyweight of his time & then come back in another title fight with half his face falling off.eye dangling against the hardest puncher of his time & protest ...

comment by Ravens Fan, on 03-24-2011
Just had to say something because I had 666 in my points and I am a little superstitious.

comment by jimmy1569, on 03-24-2011
[QUOTE=JoeyZagz]Just like CHris Byrd knocked you out, the injury is YOUR problem.[/QUOTE] Different circumstances..first of all Solis wasn't down 8 to 1 on the scorecards. When Vitali got knocked out he was the one who called the shots..the referee never intervened.....Byrd certainly didn't kn...

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