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Solis to face Tony Thompson for the WBC international championship on March 22ndTony Thompson and Odlanier Solis

Heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis arrived in Istanbul (Turkey). The 2004 Olympic gold medalist will face US veteran Tony “Tiger” Thompson on March 22nd in Tekirdag. It is the clash of two former Klitschko foes: In March 2011 Solis lost to then WBC champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne (Germany) due to a knee injury; Thompson had already two shots at Vitali’s younger brother Wladimir in 2008 and 2012 but lost both fights.

“The winner of this bout will get another shot at the world title”, says promoter Ahmet Oner. “With Vitali in retirement and Wladimir facing stiffs like Alex Leapai it’s about time to bring back some action to the heavyweight scene. Both guys have a lot to win but even more to lose. So I am sure that it will be a hell of a fight.”

Solis hit Istanbul yesterday with Miami based physician Osvaldo Nordelo to wrap up his training camp in Turkey. Tomorrow the team expects head coach Manny Masson who will be in Solis’ corner for the Thompson fight. “Solis and Masson have been a very good team before. Manny was one of Solis’ first coaches when he came to Germany in 2007. They have a good chemistry and I am sure that they will have the right game plan to beat Thompson”, states Oner. “Solis loves Turkey. He loves the people and the hospitality. He is in great shape already and we gave him the best possible conditions over here to finalize his training camp. He will do one more week of sparring and then just focus on the fight.”

Read more at http://www.eastsideboxing.com/2014/solis-to-face-tony-thompson-for-the-wbc-international-championship-on-march-22nd/#Qz5A2SomjVxRS3Li.99

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Strength, performance, and endurance conditioning has been a major component of my life since I was a teenager. I have participated in many sporting events and contests during the past 40 years to measure my mental and physical fitness capabilities. I enjoy sharing what I have learned from my experience and studies. During these four decades of performance conditioning, I have been very fortunate to have trained with Olympic athletes, amateur and professional world champions; I have learned a great deal of reality based "gimmick free" fitness and conditioning lessons. I certainly don't know it all, however, I have learned over the years that some of the best training methods are actually just "a couple of steps BACK from the cutting edge." I have trained and competed in powerlifting, half Ironman distance triathlons, roadracing on a cycling team, and boxing. My dad is an 80 year old athlete who played basketball for the University of Florida Gators and has been in the greatest physical / cognitive challenge of a lifetime battling the effects of Parkinson's Disease. I assist my dad, his physicians, and dad's therapists in his great fight. I believe we all take so much of our inherent skill sets for granted until those skill sets are snatched away from us resultant from disease or accident. I hope and believe this VersusFit forum, or blog, will serve all of us as a place where we can candidly share ideas, opinions, and assistance to each to enhance daily living and championship contests.

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