Odlanier Solis to face Owen Beck


Odlanier Solis to face Owen Beck

PRESS RELEASE: Heavyweight Odlanier Solis will face Owen Beck on January 9th at the “Star of the Desert Arena” at Terrible’s Casino Resort in Primm, Nevada.  The US debut for 2004 Olympic gold medallist Solis will be featured on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”. “La Sombra” will be looking to score his 13th win in as many pro fights.

32-year-old “What the Heck” Owen Beck (27-3, 20 KOs) has had two easy comeback wins after being stopped in the 3rd by WBA champion Nikolay Valuev in June 2006.

“This is Solis’ chance to show the US public what he is made of”, states promoter Ahmet Öner. “The heavyweight division is slowly recovering from years of boredom. Odlanier is one of the guys with real superstar potential. Hopefully he can prove that on January 9th.”

The card billed as “Cuba Libre” also features Solis’ compatriots Erislandy Lara and fast rising featherweight star Yuriorkis Gamboa. Tickets are on sale at Buffalo Bill’s Box Office (call 1-800-FUN-STOP) or on www.ticketmaster.com.