By Ruslan Chikov
Promoter Ahmet Oner of Arena Box is very confident that his boxer Odlanier Solis (17-0, 12KOs) will unseat WBC champion Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38KOs) on Saturday in Cologne, Germany. He says Klitschko was avoiding the fight for nearly two years. The opportunity has finally come and he expects Solis to come through with a title win.
"Solis knows this is the chance of a lifetime. Unlike most of recent opponents of the [Klitschko] brothers, his interest is not money, but the title. And yet, unlike their previous their opponents, we are not going to talk a lot. Let us once again revisit the question as to [Solis'] shape after the fight, when Solis has the title and Vitali is laying in a hospital bed," Oner said.
"Klitschko's management did everything possible to avoid this fight. Solis was waiting for him for two years. And although he has always had this opportunity, he preferred to fight Johnson, Sosnowski and Briggs. We wanted this fight to take place, and therefore we accepted the slippery conditions from Klitschko. Probably, Vitali will suffer an injury in round eight or nine, when he notices that his chances of winning are zero. Fritz Zdunek can stop the fight to save the humiliation of Vitali. I want him to get the victory before the judges at ringside can finish their scoring."