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Old 05-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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I haven't heard anything about him being cleared, but I just stumbled across this story, though it's from his site:

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IBF World Middleweight Contender, Sam Soliman has been cleared of taking any illicit substances under IBF drug protocols.

A US-based drug testing laboratory used to test IBF sanctioned fights has given the all clear to a sample taken from Sam Soliman after he fought and won an unanimous decision in Germany, against Germany’s Felix Sturm in February.

“I have been vindicated, after my reputation has been dragged through the mud by the boxer I defeated and the body responsible for boxing in Germany. The result shows that I am not a drug cheat,” Soliman said.

Soliman’s manager, David Stanley said: ”The test results have been sent by our lawyers in New York today to the IBF headquarters in Springfield New Jersey and we are awaiting their clarification on sanctioning the next world Middleweight Title bout between champion, Daniel Geale and Number One contender, Sam Soliman. It’s going to be a great fight, and a fight Sam justly deserves.”

“I commend the IBF on its recent decision to rate Sturm at his proper ranking – placing him at number eight on the IBF’s World Middleweight ranking list.”

Team Soliman has also provided the IBF with a deposition from the President and Chief Science Officer of Scott Analytics, Paul Scott, who runs one of the US’s leading elite anti-doping monitoring programs.

“Scott Analytics reviewed the laboratory tests from both Germany and the United States, and concluded that testing under the compounds banned for use by the bout contract that Soliman-Sturm fight were all clear,” Stanley said.

“Scott has written that he is prepared to swear under oath to the IBF that the samples tested are clear of any banned substances based upon the explicit and mutually agreed terms of this bout.”

“The negative result is a slap in the face for Germany’s Bund Deutscher Berufsboxwer (BDB), which is refusing to abide by a signed contract that clearly states that drug testing for the Soliman-Sturm fight was to be undertaken under IBF protocols.” Sam has instructed his German lawyer to appeal the BDB decision today, which has swept aside the No Contest finding of the BDB until the appeal is resolved. This means Sam Soliman is ready and available in his number 1 position with the IBF. Once the BDB appeal has been through their process in the next two to six weeks, the matter will be going immediately to the German civil court if needed.

“The IBF fight contract signed by Thomas Putz, Felix Sturm and IBF fight supervisor, Lindsay Tucker, and Sam Soliman clearly stated what drugs are to be tested.

Stanley said: “I have little confidence in the BDB as an independent authority. The BDB’s latest act of desperation is an email advising us that the organisation has placed a nine month ban on Soliman fighting, without a hearing, and before the results of the US testing were in.”

“We will appeal, for the sake of Sam Soliman’s reputation,” Stanley said.

“Our lawyers in Germany have been briefed and if needed are going to be taking our case to Germany’s civil court.”

Team Soliman Management. May 2, 2013.

Mr. Sam Soliman is represented by an international team of sports-law experts: Michael Bates Esq. Melbourne, Kurt Emhoff, Brooklyn, New York, Rick Collins, Esq. Mineola, New York, and Prof. Dr. Rainer Cherkeh, Hanover, Germany.
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So then the IBF lab results came back negative, but the BDB refuses to accept it?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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As I expected from day one, Team Sturm pulling out all the stops to protect their fighter and get another payday. Absolutely disgusting behavior but by boxing standards nothing to see. 9 month ban for Soliman based on nothing.

Where are all the voices shaming Soliman and calling him a drug cheat? This case was so obvious from the start.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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So then the IBF lab results came back negative, but the BDB refuses to accept it?
I read at the scene the IBF don't test for the PED Sam failed the test for.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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Solimand admited he took that shit they found in his blood. He only said it was not classified as a banned substance by the contract he had with Sturm.

But it does not matter. It is classified as a banned substance under the BDB. And the BDB was the supervisor of that fight.
End of story.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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Looks to me the IBF is pulling another Pederson.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #6
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So then the IBF lab results came back negative, but the BDB refuses to accept it?
No... It seems that Soliman had his B sample tested under different rules. He already admitted that he took the PEDs! Although he said it was by accident because an energy drink was "mired" with it. Suddenly he has nothing in his blood? Who the **** should belive this?
But well I wait until the IBF says something official.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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It is classified as a banned substance by the BDB (wich was the supervisor for the fight). Interesting situation. But the IBF has also a general clause wich bans PEDs in general. So maybe its even banned by the IBF.
Well apparantly IBF didn't test for it.

They let Lamont get away with taking testosterone for "therapeutic" purposes which in reality would mean his levels would be between 1-2 not conveniently slightly under the limit allowed which was 4.
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End of story.
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"Stanley said his lawyer made sure there was a clause in the provision of service agreement that if there was any conflict between the BDB and IBF rules, the IBF rules would prevail."

Whole thing is bs, guy takes a Red Bull and Sturm wants the fight annulled. Give me a break.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #9
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“Scott has written that he is prepared to swear under oath to the IBF that the samples tested are clear of any banned substances based upon the explicit and mutually agreed terms of this bout.”


So he tested positive for something but not what was specifically mentioned in the contract? That just sounds shady.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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I'm no great fan of Sturm but Soliman took PEDs.

...... and those calling Sturm or his team should maybe watch this


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Old 05-06-2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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Soliman took peds. Only problem is if the fight is a NC or not.
And even the IBF has a general clause wich bans peds in general. So Soliman still could get banned for peds by the IBF.

But anyway. Pederson is a cheater too and still has his IBF belt. The result does not change the FACT that Soliman is a cheater.

Oxilofrine is not banned by the IBF. It is not on their list of banned substances.
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In an update to an earlier story, the performance enhancing drug that 39-year old Australian veteran middleweight Sam Soliman tested for in his A-sample when facing Felix Sturm last month was oxilofrine, an amphetamine-class stimulant.

The positive test was made apparent by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), the organization in charge of drug testing in German sports. NADA does Olympic-style drug testing and is affiliated with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), applying WADA's list of prohibitive substances, which can be found here.

On that WADA list of banned substances, oxilofrine can be found under Section S6. Stimulants, underneath "b. Specified Stimulants."

Also, it was discovered that the standard urine test, which is common after every fight in Germany, is what caught Soliman and not any of the additional drug testing that Soliman and his team demanded prior to the fight. NADA conducted the urine test.

For full disclosure's sake, it is worth noting that Thomas Putz, the head of the German Boxing Federation who released the info regarding Soliman's positive A-sample to the press, also owns a security company, Putz Security AG, which provided the security for Sturm's fights in the past, including February's fight with Sam Soliman.

Additionally, Sturm Box-Promotion is listed on the Putz Security website (Puetz-Security.de) under the "Partners" section.

RingTV.com reached out to Mr. Putz via e-mail but received no response in regards to this matter.

A German source with knowledge of the situation, however, provided RingTV.com with the following information.

"Pütz owns Pütz Security,” the German source said.

“They do security for most boxing events in Germany. But Pütz himself only attends those events as the BDB (German Boxing Federation) president. His company does the security. When he was voted president, the issue was addressed and no conflict of interest was found. Anyway, he had nothing to do with the sample. It was taken and tested by NADA and he, as the president of the German Boxing Federation, received the results first and informed all involved parties."

Felix Sturm's team also addressed the concerns issued in the statement issued by Soliman's team that RingTV posted the other day.

“We are saddened by the reports coming out of Australia.” said Wolfgang Schiffbauer, Sturm's publicist.

“They are accusing us of tampering with their doping samples, which is insane. The testing was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency, the NADA, which is a partner of the German Confederation and the World Anti-Doping Agency, the WADA. This organization is beyond any doubt.

“The tests are done anonymous and only positive tests are matched to the respective athlete. We were as surprised as anyone when we were informed by Mr. Thomas Pütz, head of the German Boxing Federation, on Saturday about Mr. Soliman's positive A-sample. Mr. Pütz, as the head of the supervising body of the event on February 1st in Dusseldorf, himself got the information via a letter from the NADA. We are strictly for a clean sport and believe doping should not have a lobby in boxing or any other sport. It is now in Mr. Soliman's court to open the B-sample and prove his innocence."

RingTV followed up on this information, contacting NADA to find out exactly the process in which they conduct their testing as well as analyze their samples.

“In general the testing procedure as well as the opening of the B sample is standardized in the WADA-Code/ NADA-Code,” said Eva Bunthoff, press officer for NADA, via e-mail.

“All samples of the NADA are being sent anonymized to the laboratories. There is just a code on every sample, no names. When the sample is being analyzed, the outcome is being reported to the NADA by the laboratory with the specific code of the sample. NADA is decoding it, so that the samples cannot be connected to an athlete in the laboratory. As well, the procedure for analyzing the B-sample is standardized in the WADA-Code/NADA-Code. The athlete has the right to open the B-sample in order to clear things up.”

Bunthoff informed RingTV that due to data protection, they cannot confirm any names regarding this situation and directed any questions regarding this specific case to the German Boxing Federation.

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:38 AM   #13
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"Pütz owns Pütz Security,” the German source said.

Fine detective work there.
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