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Solis Says Entire Life Changed After Canelo Beating

By Rene Umanzor

Former champion Ulises "Archie" Solis is still trying to pick up the pieces of his life after suffering a beating on October 25, 2011 in Guadalajara - which Solis claims came at the hands of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. Details on why there was a confrontation are still sketchy. Canelo has always denied his part in the fight, which allegedly had to do with a woman.

There were multiple reports where Canelo claimed the fight was between one of his brothers and Solis. But the former IBF junior flyweight champion claims Canelo was 100% the culprit of the alleged attack.

Solis suffered a broken jaw, multiple bruises and several of his teeth were knocked out. He underwent two surgeries to fix his jaw and was out of action for over a year. The IBF stripped him of his world title due to the inactivity. He also separated from wife due his mental state which developed after the beating.

Then he faced Edgar Sosa last March, and he was knocked out in two rounds.

"My life changed in 15 seconds [during that confrontation]. Since the day of the incident, it completely changed my life. My life is now full of problems, psychological instability, and my career was never the same," Solis said.

"It's been a little more than a year without fighting. My last fight, I took it not because I was ready [for it], but I took it because I had many debts that had accumulated. I had a very fragile jaw, with impaired vision, but I did it out of necessity because I had to put bread on the table of my house. I knew the risk and I accepted it."

"Fortunately I have two properties that give me a monthly income and that is what helps me cope with life. I don't have the same luxuries as before, but at least I'm not missing eating. The hardest thing has been the psychological problems. I am very concerned, not just for myself, but my family as well. Following that [incident] I had frequent problems with my partner, I even separated from my wife. I have a psychologist who is helping me."

Since the incident, Solis and his lawyer have tried to get Canelo charged and arrested, but to date no arrests have been made and no changes have been pressed. Solis claims the legal system and individuals with political influence are protecting Canelo because of his worth and superstar status.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lutenco on 07-20-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;14780166]Actually Cotto's best wins (Mosley and Clottey) also could have gone either way... And yes, Canelo got schooled by Floyd, but he clearly outperformed Cotto vs Trout.[/QUOTE]COTTO not only beat MARTINEZ but he destroyed him,knee or not knee everybody…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 07-20-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14779200]Lol at a super junior middleweight beating up a poor flyweight.[/QUOTE] At least he was a boxer and not an old man/uncle with Cotto.

Comment by -Kev- on 07-20-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;14779193]Canelo gets scumbag of the decade. If your woman fuks up you get mad at her, not the guy. Smh white knight[/QUOTE] Sometimes some men get so angry in this situation, they know the consequences of hitting the woman so…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 07-20-2014

Anytime someone is trying this hard to sell the psychological damage,its just a lawyer coached money grab.He got his face smashed for trying skeeze on Canelos woman & his wife bailed on the cheating scum.Canelo should take his wifes butt…

Comment by Black Barty on 07-20-2014

[QUOTE=Tomasio;14779681]Your not proving your case cause Mosley still had something left when he fought Cotto & it was proven afterwords in Mosley's fight against Margarito when Mosley knocked out Margarito, now that wasn't the case a couple of YEARS after…

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