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Odlanier Solis: Vitai Spreads Rumors That I'm Lazy

By Ruslan Chikov

2004 Olympic gold medal winner Odlanier Solis (17-0, 12KOs) is blaming the rumors regarding his alleged "lazy training" on the WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38KOs). Klitschko will face Solis on March 19 in Cologne, Germany. 

Whether Klitschko spread something or not, Solis has appeared overweight in several of his past fights. He claims to have read medical reports on the subject and claims that a fighter's weight has no bearing on speed and response time.

"Medicine has long shown that weight does not affect the response and speed of a boxer in the ring. Everything else about that subject is speculation and fiction. I'm in perfect shape and ready to defeat Klitschko. Do you know who is spreading this? It is Klitschko who spreads such rumors. If he could come to our training camp, then he would see how I give everything of myself in training," Solis said to Bleak.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 02-15-2011

[QUOTE=Rocky Rode;10108743]Julius Long wasn't landing anything on him. If you watch the jabs he threw hardly any of them landed clean. Solis is a master at blocking the jab. Assuming Solis shows up to fight with decent cardio, I think…

Comment by Rocky Rode on 02-15-2011

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;10108698]I will have to say that I am far from an expert but I really don't understand all of the fans trying to pretend that Solis is a great fighter or even a good fighter. Because I just spent…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 02-15-2011

I will have to say that I am far from an expert but I really don't understand all of the fans trying to pretend that Solis is a great fighter or even a good fighter. Because I just spent the…

Comment by Dave Rado on 02-14-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;10105030]I'll take Solis over Kevin Johnson or Sosnowski any day.[/QUOTE] Sosnowski, almost certainly. Kevin Johnson, I doubt it.

Comment by RA-Box on 02-14-2011

[QUOTE=ChopperRead;10104831]I doubt it. [B]I don't think Solis makes it past 8 rounds, if that. [/B] He's never been hit the way he's about to be hit. I don't think he'll like it much. And for a guy who says he…

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