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Old 11-16-2012, 04:54 AM   #27
ipswich express
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Default Re: Sam Soliman to announce next opponent tomorrow

Soliman, as we all know, is in the mandatory position for the IBF. Under IBF rules, he's entitled to a split of 25% of any purse bid scenario, with Geale getting 75%.

Soliman does not have a big promotional company behind him so there's little to no chance of his winning a purse bid. There'd be next to no interest from overseas promoters to bid on a fight between two Australians...

So Geale's promotional team can effectively offer a low figure for him to fight, which they'd be entitled to, or go to purse bids which they'll win anyway and still Sam would only get 25%.

Sturm has German TV onside, RTL I think, and is known to pay his opponents well due to this revenue. I'm not saying the fight is happening, but I wouldn't blame Sam for taking it, if it does.
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