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20 APRIL 2018

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Sam Soliman beats Sherrington in 9! Sturm next?

Sam Soliman is hoping to fight new IBF Middleweight champion Felix Sturm for a second time following his victory over Les Sherrington on December 11.


Soliman now 43-11, 18 KOs, looked in good form halting the unheralded Sherrington, 33-7, 19 KOs, knocking his opponent down in rounds 8 and 9, prompting Les’s corner to throw in the towel.


Soliman who was returning from a 9 month ban is keen for a rematch with Felix Sturm who won the IBF championship on Saturday night but blitzing Darren Barker in two rounds. Soliman beat Sturm over 12 in February of this year but the bout was eventually ruled a no contest after the A sample of a drugs test showed traces of the illegal stimulant methylsynephrine.


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