SAM SOLIMAN had scored a surprise victory over perennial middleweight leader Felix Sturm in 2013, only for the points victory to be changed to a No Contest in the light of Soliman failing a post-fight drugs test.
The controversial aftermath papered over Sturm’s problems with Soliman, and the performance was largely thought to be a fluke. The rematch was set for May 31, and with Sturm coming off a win over Darren Barker, he was widely expected to set the record straight. But Soliman shocked the world again – and was your choice for the No.4 Upset of the Year – when he scored a lopsided decision triumph.
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