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Sam Soliman on Antoine Douglas: “I’m up for the challenge”

 
SAM Soliman aims to put himself back in the hunt for another title tilt with a win over Antoine Douglas.

 
The former IBF middleweight titleholder will take on rising and unbeaten American middleweight star Antoine Douglas at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 5th, live on Showtime Sports.

 
In agreeing to the bout, Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs) maintains a hard won reputation as a fighter who will go anywhere and fight anyone in his quest for second middleweight title.

 
“Antoine Douglas is half my age and is forging a fierce reputation as a potential middleweight champion,”

 
“And I’m in his way,” said Soliman.

 
“This is going to be a tough fight, the type of fight I need to put me back in contention for a title shot,”

 
“I’m up for the challenge even though Douglas camp’s late signing gives me only four weeks to prepare,”

 
“Anyone who knows me, knows that fitness is my game.”

 
Douglas and Soliman aren’t strangers with the pair sparring before Soliman’s fight with Jermain Taylor in 2014.

 
“We’ve both had a good look at each other,” he continued. “So that makes this bout even more interesting.”

 
“Douglas is protecting his unbeaten record and looking to move up. He’s flashy and he’s got fast hands.

 
“I know I’m in great shape. I have a great team behind me,” Soliman concluded.

 
“I’m a former world champion and I bring twenty years of experience that Douglas doesn’t have to one of the most important fights of my career.”

 
Soliman’s manager, David Stanley is currently in negotiations to have the Showtime televised event available in Australia.

 
 
Words: Press Release
Photo: Stephanie Trapp/Trapp Photos

 

 

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