Starting his career in April 1997 at the age of 23, orthodox boxer Sam Soliman has now been pro for 19 years and has built up a career of 44-14-0. Soliman now moves into the final stages of his career. Soliman's longest KO streak is 5 fights long out of his 59 pro career fights.
Setting up his pro career well and building his confidence in the pro ring, Soliman became the 2nd person to take Heath Stenton the distance and claimed a UD debut win. Following on from his debut, Soliman continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 30 fights. In this time he fought Cornelius Carr, Nader Hamdan and Sean Sullivan to name just a few, fighting 4 times in 1997, 4 times in 1998 and 22 times between 1999 and 2004 in this period.
Unfortunately, the first defeat of Soliman's career came against Kevin Kelly on August 15th, 1997 in Soliman's 3rd professional fight. Soliman's technical boxing ability was put to the test as he got outpointed in the 12 round fight against the better man. Kelly gave Soliman his first professional loss of his 3 fight career to date. Soliman continued his success in the next 21 fights taking his record to 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws.
Nader Hamdan was the next fight for Soliman on June 2nd, 2003 and also his next career win. Soliman showed his superior boxing skills to become the first person to beat Hamdan. The judges scored the bout in favour of Soliman by UD over the full 12 rounds. 16 wins followed where Soliman went on to fight Plaisakda Singwancha, Miguel Julio and Raymond Joval amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
On March 7th, 2007, Soliman took on and was defeated by Anthony Mundine meaning his career tally went to 33-9-0. Anthony Mundine became the first person to stop Soliman. The win came via KO in the 9th round of a 12 round bout. 15 wins followed where Soliman went on to fight Giovanni Lorenzo, Les Sherrington and Felix Sturm amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Soliman went into his next fight against Dominic Wade on June 26th, 2015 with a career record of 44-13-0. Continuing his career, Soliman fought and was defeated next by Dominic Wade in 2015 over 10 rounds. Soliman was the 6th person to go the distance with Dominic Wade.
Soliman went into his next fight against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on July 21st, 2016 with a career record of 44 wins. Once again Soliman was in a tough fight, one that proved to be a step too far in Soliman's latest fight. Opponent Derevyanchenko fought well and was rewarded with a win, and crowned only the 2nd man to stop Soliman in the process. The fight ended in round 2 via TKO.