Boxing Result

Soliman stops McMahon

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #15 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman (38-11, 16 KOs) scored an eleventh round technical knockout over outclassed former Australian 147-pound champion Shannon McMahon (16-6-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Valley, Victoria, Australia. With the win Soliman claimed the WBF title.

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Soliman holds notable wins over several world rated middleweights and super middleweights including Sakio Bika and Enrique Ornelas. In 2005 Soliman lost a disputed decision to Ronald “Winky “Wright and in 2008 he dropped a twelve round decision in a WBA 168 pound title bout to Anthony Mundine when punch stats had him outscoring his opponent.

Soliman is chasing a shot at IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester.

“I have the style to beat Sylvester who I respect as a champion,” Soliman said. “My trainer Dave Hedgecock (pictured with Sam Soliman) has got me in great shape and I am ready fight any middleweight in the world in their hometown, if necessary.”

The promoter of the card was Joe Nader.

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