News | Aug 12 2014

Sam Soliman signs to fight Jermain Taylor in October

Taylor gets unlikely title shot against Aussie champion, writes Neil Devey

Aussie Sam Soliman will defend his IBF middleweight title against Jermain Taylor in the US on October 4.

Soliman’s manager David Stanley said they had been in talks with seven possible opponents, adding that they were “very close” to striking a deal with WBA “super champion” Gennady Golovkin.

But Stanley said Taylor (32-4-1) provided the most attractive deal for the 40-year-old from Melbourne, with the east coast venue for the fight to be confirmed later this week.