Nagbe upsets Soliman

Nagbe upsets Soliman
Photo: Peter Maniatis

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Upstart middleweight Victor “Hot Chilli” Nagbe (4-0, 0 KOs) scored an upset ten round unanimous decision over former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman (46-16-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia. Scores at the conclusion were for the Liberian-born, Australian-based Nagbe by 98-92, 97-93, 96-94. Nagbe captured the vacant WBC Australasian title.

Promoter: Phil Eglezos and Pierre Karam of Punisher Promotions
Matchmaker: Peter Maniatis

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  • I love Sam Soliman but can it really be considered an upset now that he’s like 200 years old?

    • LMAO! Was thinking the same thing. What were the odds for this bout exactly? The Bika (42 years old himself) fight a few months ago was Soliman’s first in a couple of years, and he lost that. I like Sam as well, but he might want to consider finding something other than boxing to occupy his time. A whole lot of ring years and fights under his belt.

  • What upset? It would have been an upset if Soliman won. He is as old as King Solomon.

    • LOL, except King Solomon had hundreds of wives and was the son of King David. Sam does not have those accolades.

  • Upset??? A young undefeated guy beating an old man is called an upset???

  • Like I said it was a disgrace to let Sam fight when he going to get it through his thick skull retire you idiot if you can’t beat a 3 win fighter

  • That joke of a commission in Victoria needs to pull Sam’s license. He’s a great fighter and I really enjoyed watching him fight back in the day, but he’s going to be badly hurt if he keeps doing this. I also suspect the officials down there aren’t paying attention in other cases where fighters shouldn’t be licensed.

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