Undefeated Heavyweight talent Mohamed Soltby is delighted to have signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren and is aiming to take his career onto the next level under the guidance of the Hall of Fame promoter.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Soltby has raced to twelve wins since turning professional back in March 2014 after enjoying a short but successful amateur career. Seven of his wins have come via big knockouts – six inside the opening three rounds – and the Francis Warren-managed powerhouse in aiming for his first title in 2017.
“I don’t want to rush anything because I’m still only 25 and fairly new to the Heavyweight division. At the moment it’s all about gaining experience and developing my skills. By the end of 2017 I would like to be fighting for my first title; I’m not picky about which one!
“It’s a big honour to be teaming up with the Warren family and I’m confident that I can reach my full potential under their guidance. I have a great team behind me now and I’m looking forward to what the new year brings. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and show everyone what I’m all about.”
Soltby, 25, is trained by the legendary former WBO Lightweight World Champion Artur Grigorian – who retained his belt a record number of 17 times. The 6’ 4” puncher started out in the paid ranks as a Cruiserweight before moving up to Heavyweight after his seventh fight where he feels his speed will work to his advantage.
“I always try to box smart and outthink my opponents. I would say one of my main strengths is my speed. I had a lot of speed as a Cruiserweight and I’ve been able to keep that speed whilst gaining weight to move up to the Heavyweight division.
“My speed will be too much for a lot of Heavyweights but my work rate is also a big advantage. I aim to outpunch all of my opponents and wear them down with great combinations. I have a style that BoxNation viewers will love and I can’t wait to get started.”
Manager Francis Warren said: “Mohamed is a cracking talent and I’m delighted to welcome him to the team. The Heavyweight division is very attractive at the moment and Mohamed has the potential to mix it with the best.
“He’s very quick for a big man and I’m sure the fans will enjoy watching his style. There are some great fights out there for him and I’m looking forward to delivering him the opportunities to achieve his ambitions.”