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Wade Takes Split Decision Win Over ‘King’ Soliman

by on Jun.29, 2015, under Boxing News

By Ricardo Ibarra

Photos by Mike Blair


Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Wade, at right, lands on Soliman.

Last Friday night at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington, unbeaten Middleweight prospect Dominic Wade defeated former World Middleweight title holder Sam “King” Soliman via a close ten round split decision in a match-up that had major implications for the careers of both fighters. Headlining the TGB Prmotions, Showtime televised Shobox , Wade overcame the biggest challenge of his career in the tough and cagey Soliman, narrowly claiming the win.

As the fight got underway, both fighters got off to a slow start with Wade (18-0, 12 KOs 162.5 lbs.) looking to land from the outside and Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs 161.5 lbs.) maneuvering to get in close. The pace began to pick up in the second round as Soliman stepped up his aggression and started making it a rough fight. The crafty in-fighting of Soliman carried the second and third rounds as Wade slowed his connect rate, but in the fourth the momentum changed. Wade established his jab early in the fourth round and began to connect at range. Late in the round Wade scored a knockdown as the two came together, but it appeared it may have been a product of a push more than a punch. (continue reading…)

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