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Sam Soliman and Les Sherrington Ready For Battle

Photo and Report by Brock Ellis

AUSTRALIA's Sam Soliman has endured a frustrating 2013, after a seemingly career best win against recently crowned IBF middleweight titlist Felix Sturm, the former world title challenger has had to patiently wait for his shot at redemption, despite holding mandatory status with the IBF.

Soliman, 40, will make his first appearance since the controversial Sturm victory, which was later overturned to a no-contest after Soliman tested positive for illegal stimulant methylsynephrine. Soliman (42-11, 17 KOs) will be challenged by fellow Australian compatriot in multiple regional titlist Les Sherrington (33-6, 19 KOs) tomorrow night from The Melbourne Pavilion. Sherrington is a talented albeit relatively unproven middleweight who is riding a six-fight win streak.

Sherrington, 31, has shown rapid signs of improvement since joining forces with respected trainer Brendon Smith, who is known widely for his work with former two-time interim WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis. While Sherrington is yet to beat someone of Soliman's calibre, he does hold victories over faded versions of former world title challengers Nader Hamdan and Shannan Taylor.

The fight will be for the interim version of the PABA middleweight title, currently held by Jarrod Fletcher. PABA Supervisor Brad Vocale stated at the weigh in that Fletcher was originally offered the fight against Soliman, but ultimately passed on the opportunity. The winner is set to earn a generous ranking by the WBA, while the PABA looks to enforce a mandatory defence for Fletcher.

Sherrington tipped the scales in great physical condition, weighing in at 159.94, while Soliman made weight after an extended period, weighing in at 159.72 on his third attempt.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 12-10-2013

Generous rankings in the WBA huh..

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