Ulises Solís

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Ulises Solís
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Statistics
Real name José Ulises Solís Perez
Nickname(s) Archi
Rated at Super Bantamweight
Bantamweight
Super Flyweight
Flyweight
Light Flyweight
Height 5 ft 3 in (168 cm)
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1981-08-28) August 28, 1981 (age 33)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 35
Wins by KO 22
Losses 3
Draws 3
No contests 0

José Ulises Solís Perez (born August 28, 1981 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer and is the current IBF light Flyweight champion. He recently got into a street fight with light middleweight champ Saul Alvarez and had his jaw broken. He plans on pressing charges against Alvarez. His brother also is current WBA Super Featherweight Champion Jorge Solís.[1]

Pro career[edit]

In April 2000, Solis won his professional debut against Adolfo Rosillo.[2] He complied a record of 18-0-1, which included a win over future champion Edgar Sosa.

WBO Light Flyweight Championship[edit]

On July 30, 2004, Solis challenged WBO Light Flyweight champion Nelson Dieppa but lost the twelve round bout.

IBF Light Flyweight Championship[edit]

On January 7, 2006, Solís defeated Will Grigsby for the IBF world championship title, by a unanimous decision (118-110, 117-111, 116-112). He defended his title against former champion Eric Ortiz and Omar Salado.

On January 25, 2008, Solis faced Grigsby in a rematch and defeated him once again by stopping him in the 8th round. On May 19, 2007, Solis defeated former WBC world champion José Antonio Aguirre via an 8th round technical knock out. On August 4, 2007, he defeated Filipino future champion Rodel Mayol (23-1-0) by technical knockout. On December 15, 2007, Solis defended his title against Filipino veteran boxer Bert Batawang.

Solís was scheduled to face Glenn Donaire on May 17, 2008, however, he was forced to back out after he came down with a serious case of pneumonia. The fight was rescheduled for July 12 at the Palenque De La Expo in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.[3][4][5] at Hermosillo, Monterrey, Mexico, 12 rounds.[6] Solis retained the title by scoring a shutout on all 3 judges cards (by the scores of 120-108 twice and 120-117).[7]

On December 2, 2008, Solis defeated Nicaraguan Nerys Espinoza by unanimous decision. In total, he defended his IBF title eight times.

Solis lost the IBF light-flyweight title after he was knocked out in the 11th round of his title bout vs Brian Viloria. On March 27, 2010, Solis defeated Bert Batawang for a second time in an IBF light flyweight title eliminator bout after Batawang retired in the 6th round. Following that victory, Solis defeated former champion Eric Ortiz by a 10 round unanimous decision at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Johnson-Jeffries Fight. During this time, Viloria lost the IBF title by knock out to Carlos Tamara, who in turn, lost the title by split decision to Luis Alberto Lazarte.

Regaining the IBF Light Flyweight Championship[edit]

On December 18, 2010, Solis fought IBF light flyweight champion Luis Alberto Lazarte to a controversial majority draw in Argentina. Solis outboxed Lazarte for the first half of the bout while a frustrated Lazarte repeatedly fouled Solis with illegal punches to the back of the head and below the belt, at one point, even going so far as to bite the challenger. The referee, Max Parker, who had trouble communicating with the fighters in Spanish, warned Lazarte throughout the bout, however, he ultimately only deducted two points from the defending champion. The final scores were 117-109 in favor of Solis while the other two judges controversially scored it 113-113 even. Solis' promoter, Fernando Beltran, is expected to file a formal protest to the IBF on his behalf.[8]

On April 30, 2011, Solis faced Lazarte in a rematch of their controversial bout. Solis defeated Lazarte by a 12 round split decision in Argentina to claim the IBF light flyweight title.

Altercation with Saul Alvarez and layoff[edit]

In October 2011, Solis and WBC super welterweight champion Saul Alvarez engaged in a street fight. The brawl resulted in Solis having a busted jaw. Solis was then forced to vacate his IBF light flyweight title, and he has been laying off from the sport eversince.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (22 knockouts), 3 Losses 3 Draws[10]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 35-3-3 Mexico Edgar Sosa KO 2 (12), 2:12 2013-03-09 Mexico Gimnasio Usos Múltiples UdeG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico For WBC Silver Flyweight title.
Win 35-2-3 Mexico Jesus Iribe KO 7 (10), ? 2012-11-03 Mexico Estadio Héroe de Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico
Win 34-2-3 Philippines Jether Oliva UD 12 2011-08-27 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Retained IBF Light Flyweight title.
Win 33-2-3 Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte SD 12 (12) 2011-04-30 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won IBF Light Flyweight title.
Draw 32-2-3 Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte MD 12 (12) 2010-12-18 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina IBF Light Flyweight title on the line.
Win 32-2-2 Colombia Luis Carlos Leon UD 10 (10) 2010-09-15 Mexico El Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Win 31-2-2 Mexico Eric Ortiz UD 10 (10) 2010-07-03 United States Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
Win 30-2-2 Philippines Bert Batawang RTD 6 (12) 2010-03-27 Mexico Explanada de Pueblo Antiguo, Ensenada, Baja California BF Light Flyweight Title Eliminator

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Will Grigsby
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
January 7, 2006 – April 18, 2009
Succeeded by
Brian Viloria
Preceded by
Luis Alberto Lazarte
IBF Junior Flyweight Champion
April 30, 2011 – July 19, 2012
Stripped
Succeeded by
John Riel Casimero
Promoted