Odlanier Solis-Varol Vekiloglu Bout Set For October 14
By Ruslan Chikov
Heavyweight boxer Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12KOs) will finally return to action on the 14th of October in Germany against Berliner Varol Vekiloglu (18-2-1, 10KOs). They will battle for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title. Solis was last seen suffering a knee injury and being unable to continue in the first round of his March clash with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Following his defeat, Solis, 31-years-old and a 2004 Olympic Gold medal winner, had to undergo a surgical procedure to correct the knee injury. Meanwhile, the protege of promoter Ahmet Öner has returned to his running exercises and he wants to make a big statement in the October fight.
"Odlanier has demonstrated in a single round that he is better than Vitali Klitschko and can beat the older brother," says Öner.
Solis believes that he will defeat Vekiloglu and go on to capture a world title - "As long as my knee holds up, nobody can stop me."
Odlanier Solis has told the media in Florida his knee has not healed and he won't be fighting until 2012.Comment by joe strong on 08-08-2011
at least he is back in 6 months...hope the knee holds up.he is still in the mix.Comment by edgarg on 08-08-2011
[QUOTE=hillbilly;10962282]Well, the reports that he had an acl tear could not be right then. I find it hard to believe he could return from such an injury in 7 months. It has been done, but it is less than 5…Comment by edgarg on 08-08-2011
[QUOTE=LegendOfLink;10961686]LOL, at him or his team bragging about winning the 1rst round even if they felt they won the 1rst round. Who wins a fight just by scoring 1 round? Solis was legitimately KO'd if he weren't so heavy-set than…Comment by edgarg on 08-08-2011
[QUOTE=edgarg;10962779]Yes, and very likely not for a lot longer. It is a very serious injury, although not as serious as the one which caused Klitschko's retirement. THAT was the worst, and I recall several medical opinions which said that it…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (29)