After Tomasz Adamek’s decision win over Michael Grant this weekend Arena CEO Ahmet Öner suggests Adamek to fight his Cuban heavyweight sensation Odlanier Solis next.
"I believe that this could be a good fight to revive the division", said Öner. "Both guys are top 10 heavyweights and two of the most interesting fighters in the division.
"Adamek is a two division world champion and proved that he can play with the big boys. Solis is a three-time world amateur champion, Olympic gold medallist and unbeaten as a professional. I am pretty sure that we can get the US public interested in this heavyweight clash.
"I like the fight not only as Solis’ promoter but also as a boxing fan. The winner would be a legitimate challenger for either Klitschko brother."
Right after beating Grant, Adamek stated that he wants to return to the ring before the end of the year. Solis – who is co-promoted by Arena and Top Rank – is scheduled to fight again on October 9th with no opponent named yet.
"With his performance this weekend Adamek showed his quality but also that he is not ready for a title shot yet. Solis would be a reasonable opponent for him. I don’t think that Adamek would take the fight for October but maybe we could do it in November or December. Solis is ready for this test."