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Solis loses title after alleged ‘Canelo’ brawl

Phil Jay 19/07/2012

An alleged confrontation with WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez seems to have cost Ulises Solis his IBF light-flyweight after a jaw-injury meant the Mexican was unable to meet the deadline to face interim champion Johnriel Casimero.

The 30 year-old was reportedly involved in a street brawl with Alvarez and his companions, suffering a badly broken jaw and the IBF have now acted after Solis needed another six months to recuperate.

Casimero, 22, was himself involved in a appalling situation as he stopped Luis Lazarte last February in Buenos Aires. The win over the home-fighter lead to a full-scale riot in which scores were injured as he picked up the interim version.

‘Quadro Alas’ has now been installed a full title holder and could make his first defence of the belt by the end of the year.