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Odlanier Solis and Selcuk Aydin back in action on September 12th in Palma de Mallorca

On September 12th two of ARENA’s hottest rising stars will take their next steps towards the top of the world. Heavyweight sensation “La Sombra” Odlanier Solis is looking to score his 11th win in his 11th pro-fight. The 2004 Olympic gold medallist and three-time world amateur champion is returning from a shoulder injury that prevented him from fighting since early June. “I am fired up to get back into the ring”, states Solis. “In professional sports injuries are part of the game. Still it is hard to sit and wait for the next fight when you know you could be out there kicking someone’s a**…”

In the co-main event spectacular welterweight powerhouse “Mini-Tyson” Selcuk Aydin (15-0, 13 kos) will defend his WBC international championship belt.

The show will take place at the Palma Arena (also known as Velodrome Palma) on the Balearic island of Mallorca. “This is an exciting venue for a very exciting show”, states promoter Ahmet Öner. “Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and most popular holiday spots in the Mediterranean. I always wanted to hold a show here. Now I will be able to present a very exciting card with boxing at its best.”

Besides Solis and Aydin the show features German heavyweight prospect Steffen Kretschmann (10-0), former world amateur champion Erislandy Lara (1-0) and local lightweight hero Hoang Sang Nguyen (22-5-1). There will be nine fights in total.

Article posted on 11.08.2008



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