Cuban heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis has spent the last two weeks in Turkey preparing for his WBC international heavyweight championship bout this Saturday (March 22nd) in Tekirdag against US veteran Tony Thompson.
As motivation, Solis’ family flew in from Miami and arrived in Istanbul today. "Having my wife and my boys here with me is the final missing piece", adds Solis. "I will not disappoint them as I will not disappoint my fans in Turkey and all around the world. I will beat Tony Thompson and go on to become world champion!"
The WBC International championship between Solis and Thompson headlines a show promoted by Ahmet Oner / Arena Boks Sportif and will take place this Saturday (March 22nd) in Tekirdag, Turkey, about 150 km west of Istanbul at the Mediterranean Sea. The show will be broadcasted live in about 50 countries including Turkey (Kanaltürk), Germany (sportdigital in association with Sky), the United Kingdom (Boxnation) and many more.
In the co-feature promising German-Turkish prospect Agit Kabayel takes own the hard-hitting Nigerian Gbenga "Bang Bang" Oloukun for the WBC Mediterranean heavyweight championship.
March 19, 2014