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Get 2 Know Odlanier Solis

Posted on 02/15/2010

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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