Strum suggests Soliman is lying over drug results.
Australian boxer Sam Soliman is the latest Australian athlete to be thrust under the spotlight hanging over Australian sport after testing positive in a pre-match drug test.
According to news.com.au Soliman’s management will demand a B sample be tested after the first sample provided by Soliman tested positive for oxilofrine.
The sample was taken before the Australians IBF middleweight boxing title eliminator win over Germany’s Felix Sturm in Dusseldorf last month.
Soliman’s manager David Stanley said his legal team were working towards getting the B sample being opened in an independent Australian laboratory.
“We won’t be travelling to Germany, we require the B sample to be sent to Australia to a WADA (World Anti-Doping approved organisation,” Stanley said.
His opponent Felix Strum has taken to twitter to call on Soliman to admit his guilt and alter the fight result to a no contest.
“In my opinion Soliman should do himself a favour, stop lying and confess his wrongdoing,” Sturm tweeted.
The boxer invited Soliman to return to his home country of Germany for the opening of the B sample but his manager Stanley has no wish for Soliman to return to Germany despite Strum’s comments.
Stanley was the one to insist on drug testing prior to the match last month and was unhappy with what he perceived as a failure to comply to the testing requirements by the German boxer’s team.
The IBF have requested more time to deal with the issue before negotiating Solimans compulsory title fight against fellow Australian Daniel Geale.