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Odlanier Solis, Ahmet Oner Continue Their Jabs at Vitali

Former Cuban amateur standout Odlanier Solis (17-1) is set to return to action on October 14th in Germany. On March 19th "La Sombra" was hit and went down at the end of a competitive first round against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. His knee gave out and during the fall he suffered various injuries which forced him to undergo three surgeries in March and April.

Now the 31-year-old Olympic gold medalist and four-time world amateur champion is scheduled to fight for the vacant IBF intercontinental championship against Varol Vekiloglu from Berlin. Vekiloglu (18-2-1) had won the IBF East/West European title in the light heavyweight division and moved up to heavyweight in June.

"Solis proved against Vitali that he is one of very few fighters in the world who can actually beat him“, states promoter Ahmet Oner. "If his knee hadn’t given in he would have won that fight. But anyways, we are happy that everything looks as if he will be fine and able to return in October. After I heard the diagnosis I thought this injury might end his career but his knee is developing very well and – most importantly – Odlanier wants to come back as soon as possible. He is working very hard for his second chance. This fight can hopefully get him back on track and in line for another title shot.“

Adds Odlanier Solis, "I can’t wait to get back into the ring. Until I fought Vitali I was merely a mercenary soldier. Now that I know how easy it is to become champion of the world this is what I want and what I’m working and living for.“

The deal for the fight was made between Oner and Vekiloglu’s trainer and manager Robert Rolle who had secured the challenger status for the IBF intercontinental title at the IBF Convention back in May before even thinking about a possible opponent.

"Varol wanted the big fights so now he has to prove himself in a very big fight," said Rolle."„Actually it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Solis looked very well against Vitali. He is one of the best heavyweight contenders out there. His amateur merits speak for themself. But then again it is always hard to come back after an injury layoff. We are definitely up for the challenge and looking forward to the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apunchnotseen on 08-09-2011

Solis will get another shot at k2. I would like to see it, Solis was getting to Vitaly. He had to feint,juke and go in and out to do it, I would agree at 250 the result might be the…

Comment by ChopperRead on 08-09-2011

[QUOTE=xAUGUSTUSx;10965954]How is it Vitali's fault that Solis was'nt in good shape? It's Vitali's fault that Solis was too fat?[/QUOTE] Anyone who watched the Ray Austin - Solis match knew what the score was with Solis. No way should he have…

Comment by ChopperRead on 08-09-2011

[QUOTE=WladIsTheChamp;10965795][B]What kind of grown man in his late 20s-early 30s makes a necklace of Spongebob, wears it in public, and is so proud of it that he shows it off at every opportunity? A simple minded man, that's who. [/B]…

Comment by xAUGUSTUSx on 08-09-2011

How is it Vitali's fault that Solis was'nt in good shape? It's Vitali's fault that Solis was too fat?

Comment by vacon04 on 08-09-2011

"Now that I know how easy it is to become champion of the world that is what I want and what I'm working and living for" He fought against a hard hitting, iron chin world champion and lost in the…

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