The heavyweight rematch between former world title challengers Tony Thompson and Odlanier Solis, initially slated to take place Oct. 18 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and then rescheduled for Jan. 24 at the same location, has been postponed yet again, Thompson adviser Mike Borao told ESPN.com.
The fight is now supposed to take place on Feb. 21 in Budapest, Hungary. Borao said that Solis said he needed a few more weeks to prepare because of a previous injury, adding that if the fight is delayed again Thompson will move on.
“If doesn't go off this time, Tony is done. He could have exercised termination rights already and kept all advances but he wants to fight,” Borao said. “But he’s not waiting anymore.”
Borao said he received an email from Solis promoter Ahmet Öner, who is putting on the fight, confirming the new date and location and that Thomson was sent more money for training expenses.
When Thompson (39-5, 26 KOs), 43, of Washington, D.C., and Miami, Florida-based Cuban defector and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Solis (20-2, 13 KOs), 34, met on March 22, also in Turkey, Thompson pulled an upset by winning a split decision.