By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin
IBF #1 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman defeated WBO #8 Les Sherrington last week and will get his mandatory shot at IBF champion Felix Sturm in August, but Soliman said he would also be happy to win the WBA title by defeating Gennady Golovkin, whose style Soliman believes is made to order for him.Daniel
“Styles make fights and Golovkin’s style is made for me,” said Soliman. “He is a walk up brawler with some evasive skills that have got him where he is today with a 27-0 record. But styles make fights. I can beat Golovkin, and so does Daniel “Real Deal” Geale in my opinion. Geale would outbox Golovkin over twelve rounds. Geale is too clever for him. I would wear Golovkin down with body punches and stop him in a late round with head shots.
“The power of Golovkin will not bother me. He’ll have trouble connecting with big punches. I’m very fortunate that my trainer Dave Hedgecock has trained me to evade the bombs. He has never boxed anyone like me.
“Golovkin’s management have selected a easy opponent in Osamanu Adama who will clash with Gennady on February 1st in Monte Carlo. Again styles make fights, and Adama’s style is made for Golovkin. He will come straight at Golovkin, which will see him get KO’d early.
“I’m confident I will defeat Felix Sturm in August 2014 when I get my mandatory shot, and would love to unify the IBF and WBA titles against Golovkin, but his management will avoid me because they would know I have the style to defeat Gennady.
“Thank you Fightnews for your support in 2013 and I promise I will win the IBF title and WBA in 2014 if Sturm and Golovkin give me a shot.”