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Solis Had Big Setback as He Entered Thompson Fight

By Elisinio Castillo

Heavyweight Odlanier Solis (20-2, 13KOs) took a major blow prior to Saturday's fight with Tony Thompson, when trainer Pedro Diaz and promoter Ahmet Oner had a major disagreement which led to Diaz not traveling over to Turkey for the fight. Diaz trained Solis for 95% of the camp, before last minute changes had to be made for the Olympic gold medal winner's corner. And Solis suffered a major setback in losing a twelve round decision.  

Jose Perez, U.S. representative and Arena Box promoter Ahmet Oner says he did not recover from this separation, since has witnessed the relationship between boxer and technician.

"All I can say is that there were some misunderstandings between Ahmet Oner and Pedro. I'm still very much in shock [over what happened] as is everyone else and never wanted this situation to come to this point, but we had no other choice but to leave [to Turkey] without Peter," George Ebro was told by Jose Perez, the American rep for Oner.

"The final decision was made by Solis, and believe me this has been heartbreaking. Pedro for me is like a brother, but with the fight against Thompson it so close we could not stop it. The differences were very big [between Oner and Diaz]. There was no time. Solis has a family to support and a commitment to be a world champion.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BennyST on 03-25-2014

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;14356934]Solis is clearly -- clearly -- one of those dudes who's content to rely on his talent to get him over. He obviously overestimated just how far that talent would take him. It would take that talent and a whole…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 03-25-2014

We are all talking about Solis this and Solis that but what about Pedro? Did he get paid or what? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by londoner on 03-25-2014

Solis is never in shape - and never will be. That's his career choice.

Comment by joe strong on 03-24-2014

not sure what the situation is but the fighter can at least give himself the best possible chance by coming to the fight in shape...

Comment by DannYankee on 03-24-2014

[QUOTE=valero;14357728]Only Chris Arreola can eat whatever he wants and still get title shots. Sorry, not everyone can be Chris![/QUOTE] To be fair he does carry a lot of his fat on his nose, so it doesn't affect him as much.

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