Review: 2014-03-22, close fight but not so exciting: Odlanier Solis vs Tony Thompson gets two stars. Odlanier Solis, 2004 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist, entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 20-1-0 (13 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.13 heavyweight in the world, he suffered his only defeat when he faced Vitali Klitschko in 2011 (fight valid for the WBC Hw title: Klitschko vs Solis), since then he has collected three consecutive wins.
His opponent, Tony Thompson, has an official record of 38-4-0 (26 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class, last year he fought three times losing only his last bout against Kubrat Pulev (=Pulev vs Thompson); currently the #1 in this division is Wladimir Klitschko. Solis vs Thompson is valid for the vacant WBC International heavyweight title; they also faced a second time on February 27, 2015: Solis vs Thompson 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Ataturk Spor Salonu, Istanbul, Turkey
Division: heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant WBC International heavyweight title
Solis’ previous fight: Odlanier Solis vs Yakup Saglam
Thompson’s previous fight: Kubrat Pulev vs Tony Thompson
Thompson’s next fight: Carlos Takam vs Tony Thompson
Solis’ next fight: Odlanier Solis vs Tony Thompson 2
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