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Solis, Oner Speak: It Was The Knee, Not Vitali's Punch!

By Ruslan Chikov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39KOs) had a very quick victory when he stopped 2004 Olympic gold medal winner Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12KOs) in the first round of their contest at the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, Germany. Klitschko landed a right hand at the end of the round, which made the Cuban star stumble back and take a bad fall which injured his right knee. The doctors believe that Solis suffered a ligament rupture and a possible meniscus tear.

"It was my knee. I think I took a wrong step back and then I stumbled. I hurt my knee and couldn't continue. These things happen in boxing. I think it's going to take a long time to recover," Solis said.

Solis' promoter Ahmet Oner of Arena Box said - "It wasn't the result of Vitali's punch. Odlanier hurt his knee. I'm very concerned about it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=DJ_WooDoX;10260483]Its pretty clear the punch affected Solis. The Punch made Solis wobble and Lose his Balance which caused his knee to give out. That is a clean TKO. [B]The Knee injury is what Caused him to not get up. The…

Comment by Gojira on 03-20-2011

How the hell do you tear a muscle by falling backwards?

Comment by shade darkar on 03-20-2011

well that was a shame. in the 3 minutes that i seen solis was doing very well also, looked like he was there for more than just making the numbers up. tagged vitali with some nice shots.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-20-2011

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;10260302]It's actually more embarrassing for Solis's career if he claims the punch didn't land, because [B]it makes him look like a bum that can't take a step without tearing his knee up.[/B] Seriously, what a joke. I think Vitali was…

Comment by DeadScared on 03-20-2011

Solis should be thankful his knee saved him from the inevitable worst beating of his life. End of story.

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