Heavyweight sensation Odlanier Solis remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision win over 20-year-old Dutch prospect Harry Duiven, jr. in Hattersheim, Germany.
“La Sombra” controlled the fight from the first bell on and outboxed his opponent over eight rounds taking his own record to 10-0-0 (6) while Duiven jr. dropped to 12-3-1 (10).
Solis’ new coach Orlando Cuellar, former trainer of world champion Glen Johnson, was pretty impressed with the performance of his new protégée.
“Odlanier showed that he will become the dominating force in heavyweight boxing”, stated Cuellar. “He’s got enormous hand speed, throws great combinations and wonderful body shots. We will only need to make little adjustments in his style to make sure that he will be heavyweight champion of the world very soon.”
For Solis the fight against Duiven jr. was merely a ‘warm-up’ for his next tough test against former world champion Francois Botha.
“I think it was good that I went the distance”, says Solis. “This Dutch kid showed great heart as he just refused to go down. Anyways I feel very well prepared for Botha and I can’t wait to face him in the ring.”