There is a WBC heavyweight title fight scheduled to take place on March 19, in Cologne, Germany. Vitali Klitschko will defend his crown against and Cuban defector and former Olympic gold medalist, Odlanier Solis.
Solis’ promoter Ahmet Oner is convinced that his fighter will end Klitschko’s reign. He said as much in this press release distrubted by his company, Arena.
"It’s about time that somebody shows Vitali and Wladimir how overrated they really are“, said Oner. "A German newspaper stated that Vitali laughs about Solis. The Klitschkos display such an incredible arrogance. On March 19th Solis will make Vitali stop laughing and start suffering for his autocratic manners. The Klits and their management tried to avoid this fight. They tried everything they could not to fight Solis. They tried to pull tricks on the WBC Convention last November and even last week before the deal was finalized and only one day before going into a possible purse bid they still tried to sneak out. I believe that his management also wanted to avoid facing one of my fighters again. Their only problem is: Now the deal is signed and the fight will go ahead – unless Vitali decides to pull out on short notice because of some fake injury. You never know with these guys. Still Solis and I made it. We have reached the point where we always wanted to be. Now we’ll do the final step and strip the belt from Vitali.
"In an interview Vitali stated that he respects Solis. Well, good for him. We don’t respect Vitali. He’s a weak world champion who only beat weak opposition. In his only real tough fight against a world class opponent he lost to Lennox Lewis – although Lennox was way past his prime at that time."