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Sam Soliman suspended 9 months

Updated: April 30, 2013, 3:47 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Australian middleweight contender Sam Soliman, who outpointed former titleholder Felix Sturm in a world title elimination bout on Feb. 1 in Duesseldorf, Germany, was suspended for nine months and had the result of the bout changed to a no contest, the German Boxing Federation announced on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old Soliman (new record 42-11, 17 KOs) got knocked down by Germany's Sturm (new record 37-3-2, 16 KOs), 34, in the in the second round of the fight but went on to win a unanimous decision ...

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