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Manuel Charr vs. Odlanier Solis Set For March 11 in Bonn

By Per Ake Persson

The always well informed BILD in Germany writes that heavyweights Manuel Charr (28-4) and Odlanier Solis (22-3, 14 KOs) clash for the WBA interim title March 11 in Bonn in what must be described as a very surprising matchup for a world heavyweight title - surprising and undeserved especially in regards of Solis who is not even rated by the WBA.

Both men have had their fair share of ups and downs in their respective careers. Charr was shot in the fall of 2015 just after having lost by knockout to current cruiserweight contender Mairis Briedis.

Charr returned in 2016 and scored two wins in 2016 - none over contenders though.

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Solis looked like the future superstar of the heavyweight boxing when he turned pro in 2007, but it looked all over in 2015 when he retired against Tony Thompson after a very poor performance. However, he came back in 2016 with two wins, looked far from sharp but here he is.

The winner of this fight will however be able to cash in on at least one big payday.

IN OTHER NEWS: SES and Z! Promotions revealed the plans for their big event March 18 at the Arena in Leipzig alhough some of the news have been known for some time. Either way, topping the bill is EBU light heavyweight champ Robert Stieglitz, who takes on Nikola Sjekloca.

Second main event is a very interesting clash between heavyweights Erkan Teper and Mariusz Wach. Teper is now trained by former IBF cruiser king Yoan Pablo Hernandez. When he lost to Christian Hammer Teper had Torsten Schmitz as chief cornerman and when he knocked out David Price Oktay Urkal was heacoach.

WBA Contínental and WBO I/C light heavy ruler Dominic Boesel defends the titles against Sami Enbom from Finland and super welters Phillip Nsingit and Karim Gashi clash in a national title fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slowhand on 02-16-2017

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;17428002]I thought Solis was dead tbh[/QUOTE] He seems to be, but he´s just "pacing himself" or "luring them in to attack". :lol1:

Comment by original zero on 02-15-2017

read the thread first fellas. like i already stated, the WBA hasn't said anything about this. could just be a promoter mouthing off. let's reserve judgment.

Comment by The Hammer on 02-15-2017

Do the people who run the WBA not understand that neither Solis nor Charr are qualified to be fighting for an interim world title? Why are they doing this? They can't possibly be this stupid - there must be some…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 02-15-2017

WBA interim title?? wtf i thought the WBA was getting rid of all this bullsh1t..Hell isnt Briggs fighting for the regular title?

Comment by PRINCEKOOL on 02-15-2017

Odlanier Solis could of done some serious damage in the heavyweight division, if he lived the lifestyle 24/7.... Just look at him in his fight up against Vitali Kiltschko, even though he is not in the best of condition! His…

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