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Soliman To Have Knee Surgery, Antoine Douglas Fight on Hold

A nagging knee injury has put a stop to former IBF World Middleweight Champion Sam Soliman’s fight against rising USA star 23-year-old Antoine Douglas, which was to be held in Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 5th.

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Soliman’s manager, David Stanley said: “Sam is bitterly disappointed, but we view it as a temporary setback only.  Postponing the fight is the right thing to do, as it makes no sense to fight injured, particularly at the level Sam fights at.”

“We feel for Antoine Douglas’s team, but that’s the ups and downs of boxing.  Sam’s doctors have said he needs immediate arthroscopic surgery on his knee and he will be back in full training within six weeks and ‘fight fit’ eight weeks after that.”

“There are negotiations for a very exciting opportunity later this year.  The risk of fighting now, against medical advice, would also impact on this opportunity.”

Sam Soliman said: “I was powering along, and was in what I considered the best form of my career, but I’m taking onboard the advice of medical experts and am going to get myself right again.”

“I’m no shirker, but I would have been letting myself and my fans down if I went into the fight knowing I was injured.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jimmy27 on 02-19-2016

That's too bad I like watching Antoine Douglas fight , legit prospect perhaps a key player in the 160lb division within 2 years, and his mom is always entertaining from the stands.

Comment by Eastcoast on 02-18-2016

Douglass is still on the card, either Lorenzo or Khurtsidze would be great tests for him.

Comment by daggum on 02-18-2016

i remember his knee was effed up against taylor but then he came back and got robbed against wade. so he beat wade with no knees? lol

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-18-2016

Really feel for The King on this one, it's taken him a long time to get to that elite level and I was looking forward to him sending this bloke packing. Not to worry Soliman is a true warrior and…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-18-2016

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;16478003]Damn, I was hoping for Douglass to have a break-out performance and move up in the rankings. Now it's just a few weeks from the fight. Douglass should fight Giovanni Lorenzo instead. Lorenzo was supposed to fight last night vs…

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