You would think the heavyweight champion of the world could be afforded a Full English once in a while… not David Haye. For the man who is as ripped as any light-welterweight has every morsel of food that enters his mouth monitored and ticked off by his nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach Ruben Tabares.
Vitali Klitschko made light work of what was considered his toughest challenge in a long time when he stopped previously unbeaten Cuban Odlanier Solis in the first round of their heavyweight title clash.
Solis hit the canvas after an overhand right to the head that caused the Cuban's left leg to buckle. He managed to clamber to his feet with the aid of the ropes, but with his footing unsteady the referee could do nothing but call time (below).
Heavyweight challenger Odlanier Solis equalled his career lightest of 246.9lbs for his title shot against Vitali Klitschko tonight at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.
It was the lowest the Cuban man has weighed for three years and his shape will be roundly welcomed by boxing fans around the globe that want to see the dominant Klitschkos get thoroughly tested.
Champion Vitali weighed in at 249.6lbs for what is setting up to be an intriguing contest.
Vitali Klitschko vs Odlanier Solis
Saturday 19 March, 8.30pm, Sky Sports HD1
After a week where the main billing contestants, Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga, couldn’t get a face-off going for love nor money, Vitali Klitschko and Odlanier Solis did nothing for the traditional fight week photo pose in their press conference yesterday.
Although the details of Haye's unification bout, planned for June 25 or July 2, against Wladimir Klitschko, 33, have yet to be finalised, Haye, the WBA heavyweight champion, says he plans to beat both the Ukrainian brothers.
David Haye’s trainer and manager Adam Booth calls fellow promoter Frank Warren’s recent criticism of himself a ‘compliment’.
Brit heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury recorded a shut-out points victory over American trial horse Zack Page on the undercard of Pascal vs Hopkins.