Get 2 Know Odlanier Solis
Status: WBC #2 ranked heavyweight contender. 2004 Olympic gold medalist. His record is 15-0 (11 KO’s).
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 270
DOB: April 5, 1980 In: Havana, Cuba
First Boxing Memory: “We used to have this thing called Rustic boxing in Cuba where they would blind-fold the kids and get a stick
with a pillow at the end and beat each other with it. That was my first memory. I was eight years old when it happened.”
Nickname: La Sombra.
Inspiration: “I want to be a world heavyweight champion.”
Favorite Movie: “Scarface.”
Last Book Read: “The Bible.”
Musical Tastes: “Rap reggaeton.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Fishing, I enjoy fishing.”
Current Car: “Mercedes.”
Pre-Fight Meal: “Pasta.”
Favorite Meal: “Different foods.”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”
Typicall Breakfast: “I eat anything. Anything, whatever’s there I’ll eat it [laughs].”
Greatest Sports Moment: “Beating Felix Savon twice.”
Most Painful Moment: “When I left Cuba to come here to turn pro.”
Toughest Opponent: “Felix Savon. He was one of the greatest amateurs of all time and he could punch holes through the wall.”
Favorite All-Time Boxers: “I don’t have one. I just don’t have one.”
Favorite Fights: “I don’t know.”
Funny Boxing Memory: “When fighters attack referees, I think that’s funny [smiles].”
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: “No.”
Which Fight Do You Feel You Were At Your Very Best: “In all my fights. I feel great in all my fights.”
Last Vacation: “No vacation. I just hang out in Miami. Two months ago was the last vacation I took.”
What Would You Be If You Weren’t A Boxer: “I don’t know. If I hadn’t been a fighter I don’t know what I would have done.”
People Qualities Most Admired: “People that are happy and sincere.”
Trains At: Top Level Gym in Miami, FL.
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