Heavyweight sensation Odlanier Solis will face another tough test against former world title challenger Owen Beck on January 9 at the “Star of the Desert Arena” at Terrible’s Casino Resort in Primm, Nevada.
The US debut for 2004 Olympic Gold Medallist Solis will be featured on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”. “La Sombra” will put his WBC international champion title on the line when he is looking to score his 13th win in as many pro fights.
The three-time world amateur champion is on the fast track to the top and is already rated on #14 by the WBC
32-year-old Owen “What the Heck” Beck, 27-3 (20), had two easy comeback wins after being stopped in the third by WBA Champion Nikolay Valuev in June, 2006.
“This is Solis’ chance to show the US public what he is made of”, states promoter Ahmet Öner. “The heavyweight division is slowly recovering from years of boredom. Odlanier is one of the guys with real superstar potential. Hopefully he can prove that on January 9th.”
The card, billed as “Cuba Libre”, also features Solis’ compatriots Erislandy Lara and fast rising featherweight star Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Tickets are on sale for $35.00 and $10.00 plus fees at Buffalo Bill’s Box Office (call 1-800-FUN-STOP) or on www.ticketmaster.com.