Sam Soliman

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Sam Soliman
Statistics
Nickname(s) King
Rated at Middleweight
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Reach 178 cm (70 in)
Nationality Australian
Born (1973-11-13) 13 November 1973 (age 42)
Melbourne, Australia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 44
Wins by KO 18
Losses 14
No contests 1

Sam Soliman (born 13 November 1973) is an Australian professional boxer of Coptic descent. He is a former IBF middleweight champion, having begun his boxing career after studying multiple forms of martial arts, such as taekwondo, karate, and kickboxing.

Martial arts career[edit]

Soliman is a former ISKA and WKA kickboxing champion.[1]

Amateur boxing career[edit]

Soliman compiled an Amateur Record consisting of 84 fights, with 11 losses[1]

Boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (18 knockouts), 14 Losses, 0 Draws, 1 No Contest
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 44-14-0 (1) Ukraine Sergiy Derevyanchenko TKO 2 (12) 21/07/2016 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Loss 44-13-0 (1) United States Dominic Wade SD 10 26/06/2015 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington
Loss 44-12-0 (1) United States Jermain Taylor UD 12 08/10/2014 United States Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi Lost IBF Middleweight title
Win 44-11-0 (1) Germany Felix Sturm UD 12 31/05/2014 Germany König Palast, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won IBF Middleweight title
Win 43-11-0 (1) Australia Les Sherrington TKO 9 (12) 11/12/2013 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria Interim PABA middleweight title
NC 42-11-0 (1) Germany Felix Sturm NC 12 01/02/2013 Germany ISS Dome, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen IBF Title Eliminator.
Fight originally won by Soliman but later changed to a No Contest as a result of Soliman's failed drug test.
Win 42-11-0 Dominican Republic Giovanni Lorenzo UD 12 24/08/2012 Australia The Arena, Geelong, Victoria
Win 41-11-0 Australia Garth Wood UD 12 19/02/2012 Australia Olympic Park Sports Centre, Homebush, New South Wales Interim IBF Pan Pacific Middleweight title
Win 40-11-0 United States Eromosele Albert UD 12 18/11/2011 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sam Soliman". BoxRec. 

External links[edit]

Regional titles
Preceded by
Peter Kinsella
ANBC Cruiserweight Champion
3 June 1997 – 28 November 1997
Succeeded by
Adrian Bellin
Vacant
Title last held by
Alain Bonnamie
Commonwealth Middleweight Champion
19 June 2000 – 16 September 2000
Succeeded by
Howard Eastman
Achievements
Preceded by
Felix Sturm
IBF Middleweight Champion
31 May 2014 – 8 October 2014
Succeeded by
Jermain Taylor
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernard Hopkins
Oldest Middleweight Champion
31 May 2014 – present
Incumbent