SOLIMAN-STURM TO GET VALENTINE'S DAY AIRING ON WEALTHTV
Press Release: WealthTV has secured the rights to air last week's upset in which Sam Soliman (42-11, 17 KOs) went to Germany and defeated Felix Sturm (37-3, 16 KOs). WealthTV will air the middleweight fight on February 14th at 10 PM ET during WealthTV’s usual Thursday Fight Night time slot. It will be the first airing of the February 1st fight in the United States.
The bout was the first non-title fight for Sturm since 2007 as he looked to bounce back from a tough loss against Soliman’s fellow Australian, Daniel Geale. Sturm put his WBA title on the line twelve times before finally losing it to Geale.
Soliman needed to win this fight in order to put himself in line for an all-Australian IBF title fight against Daniel Geale, [who, according to the WBA website, apparently no longer holds the WBA super championship he won from Sturm]. Geale successfully defended his IBF title against another Aussie, Anthony Mundine, a day before.
“Boxing fans will enjoy this world-class matchup that is exciting from start to finish,” stated WealthTV Director of Live Events Tommy Morris, “A fight of this quality should be seen all around the world and we are happy to be the television outlet for the American boxing fan.”
All of WealthTV’s fights can be seen on WealthTV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD,along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via www.wealthtv.com.