Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sam Soliman Plans To Speak Before The IBF on His Test

By Adrian Warren

Sam Soliman's camp will seize an opportunity to travel to Germany to address the International Boxing Federation (IBF) before they make their decision about the Australian's drugs test.

Team Soliman earlier this week lodged an appeal with the BDB (Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer), after it suspended him for nine months following its announcement he had tested positive to an illegal stimulant.

The BDB also changed the Australian's points win over German Felix Sturm in February to a no contest after announcing the result of the post-fight drugs test.

The B sample of IBF's No.1-rated middleweight Soliman came up negative after being tested in an American laboratory.

The Soliman camp subsequently sent the details to the IBF as they sought to protect their fighter's mandatory challenge to Australia's IBF champion Daniel Geale.

Soliman's situation was discussed early on Friday (AEST) by some of the IBF's board, but not all members participated in the conference call.

IBF president Daryl Peoples said the matter would be raised at the organisation's annual conference in Berlin later this month when all the IBF board members would be present.

"We'd also like to give Soliman's team a chance to be heard on this," Peoples told AAP.

"We're going to see if we can set up a phone conference or something, that they then have the opportunity to be able to address the board."

Peoples said it would be ideal if the Soliman camp would be represented at the IBF conference that runs from May 21-25.

"If they can't attend the convention at relatively short notice for everybody to travel, then we'll certainly try to afford them the opportunity, either by phone call, or at our office in New Jersey," Peoples said.

While Soliman might not travel to Germany, he will be represented at the IBF conference.

"We will be there," Soliman's manager David Stanley told AAP.

"Team Soliman really welcomes the leadership role that the president of the IBF is taking in this matter."

Peoples said earlier in the week the IBF couldn't change the decisions made by the BDB.

He said the result of the appeal would dictate to a large degree what his organisation decided about Soliman's situation.

The Soliman camp have so little faith in the BDB appeal process, they have already instructed their German lawyer to take the matter to the civil court on the back of the appeal.

Tags: Sam Soliman image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard LIVE Results From Aarhus, Denmark - Sherman Williams Wins Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him Video: Thomas Dulorme on Sparring Mayweather, Joining TMT McGregor: If Mayweather Runs, I Have Other Boxing Targets! Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card Video: Ellerbe Talks McGregor, Mayweather, Pedraza-Davis, More Abraham Lopez Decisions Sergio Lopez at LA Fight Club Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds Dana White Baffled By McGregor's Move: He's Under Contract To Me Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu Lebedev's Manager Explains Why NO WBA Title Shot For Gassiev Tevin Farmer Dominates Dardan Zenunaj in Showcase Conor McGregor on Malignaggi: Who The F*** is That Guy? Wilder Cleared To Train; Says He'll Fight "In February Or March" Ceferino Rodriguez Beats Mousaoui For EBU Belt, Malignaggi Next? Commey: I Clearly Won, Look at How Banged Up Shafikov Is! HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28 Tevin Farmer Thrilled With Getting Fourth Fight In 2016 Marquez: Andre Ward Adjusted, Fought Well - Kovalev Also Faded Joseph Adorno Pumped After Signing Deal With Top Rank Photos: Jorge Paez, Johnny Navarrete Ready For Los Mochis Scrap Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Ring Return Charles Conwell, 2016 United States Olympian, Turns Pro Roach: Gassiev is Dangerous Early - We'll Take Him Deep, Stop Him David Rodriguez Autobiography Generating Positive Press Deontay Wilder: Joshua vs. Molina Winner Will Eventually See Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement