Sam Soliman http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29486/all en Boxing: Ex-champion Sturm loses to Australia's Soliman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/boxing-ex-champion-sturm-loses-australias-soliman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world middleweight boxing champion Felix Sturm of Germany has lost to another Australian after Sam Soliman claimed a unanimous points victory in their IBF middleweight title eliminator.</p> <p>Sturm, 34, suffered a second consecutive defeat in Duesseldorf on Friday night having lost his WBA crown to Australia's Daniel Geale last September.</p> <p>The former champion suffered the fourth loss of his career after a plucky display by Soliman, to whom the judges awarded the fight 116-111, 114-113, 114-113, to give the 39-year-old Australian a record of 43 wins, 17 KOs and 11 defeats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/boxing-ex-champion-sturm-loses-australias-soliman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Felix Sturm Sam Soliman Sam Soliman Sports AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743895 at http://www.globalpost.com (Sports)Aussie fighter wins IBF middleweight title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140601/sportsaussie-fighter-wins-ibf-middleweight-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Sports)Aussie fighter wins IBF middleweight title</p> <p>CANBERRA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Veteran Australian boxer Sam Soliman has claimed the International Boxing Federation (IBF) middleweight title after beating Felix Sturm on points in Germany early on Sunday.</p> <p>The win more than made up for the anguish the 40-year-old Melbourne-based fighter felt after his previous contest with Sturm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140601/sportsaussie-fighter-wins-ibf-middleweight-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sam Soliman Sam Soliman Sports Xinhua News Agency Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:21:31 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6163566 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Aussie Soliman defends title against Taylor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141006/boxing-aussie-soliman-defends-title-against-taylor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian Sam Soliman defends his lightly-regarded International Boxing Federation middleweight title on Wednesday against American Jermain Taylor, a former undisputed world champion trying to make a comeback at age 36.</p> <p>Soliman, who turns 41 next month, won the crown with a unanimous decision over Felix Sturm last May before his rival's home fans in Germany.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141006/boxing-aussie-soliman-defends-title-against-taylor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sam Soliman Sam Soliman Sports AFP Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:41:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6278724 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Taylor takes title over limping Aussie Soliman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141009/boxing-taylor-takes-title-over-limping-aussie-soliman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former undisputed world champion Jermain Taylor captured the International Boxing Federation middleweight title Wednesday with a unanimous decision over Australian Sam Soliman, who finished 12 rounds despite a right leg injury.</p> <p>Taylor spent two years away from the ring after a severe brain injury before returning in 2011 and achieved the crowning moment of his comeback when judges awarded the 36-year-old American the verdict by scores of 116-111, 115-109 and 116-109.</p> <p>"I heard it before. Now I'm hearing it again," Taylor said of the ring announcement of his new title.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/141009/boxing-taylor-takes-title-over-limping-aussie-soliman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sam Soliman Sam Soliman Sports AFP Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6281069 at http://www.globalpost.com