Odlanier Solis Agrees To Be Part of WBC's World Cup

By Miguel Rivera

According to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman, Olympic gold medal winner Odlanier Solis (19-1, 12KOs) has agreed to take part in the WBC's first World Cup. The Cuban heavyweight is currently training with coach Pedro Diaz. The World Cup is a tournament style competition being put together by the WBC.

The tournament will start in Mexico City on a yet to be announced date, and World Cup events will take place in a number of cities around the world. The WBC expects to have 48 fighters participate in four weight divisions of the ten federations affiliated with the sanctioning body.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DannYankee on 05-29-2013

Is this like prize fighter ? I liked the last one i saw was fun a Cuban hw won i havent heard much from him since then even tho he looked really good Mike perez i think.

Comment by rocktx on 05-28-2013

I bet this world cup has most of its fights overseas, otherwise it won't work. That is unless they can get some real names in there in each division

Comment by UTEP on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=Szef99;13424701][B]Cup of what?[/B][/QUOTE] Ice cream. Solis was duped.

Comment by mikinoki on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13425281]No it involves 4 weight divisions, so your Vitali reasoning is garbage.[/QUOTE] Just because there 4 weight classes doesn't mean the winners wouldn't be top contenders.That would make sense and it would make it more exciting.

Comment by Jam Jars on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=croz;13424718]I heard about this ages ago. Basically the plan was that when Vitali retires they would have a world cup type eliminator between all the young prospects to see who gets his title. I think it's basically also a plan…

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