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Hasim Rahman boxer

Hasim Rahman image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1994-12-03
Born 1972-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Baltimore, Maryland, USA
bouts
62
won
50
lost
9
draw
2
bouts
62
won
50
lost
9
draw
2
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2½″/189cm
Reach 82″/208cm
Debut 1994-12-03
Born 1972-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Rahman first became known on the world stage in 2001 when he scored an upset knockout victory against Lennox Lewis to win the unified heavyweight championship. Lewis avenged the loss and regained his championship by knocking out Rahman in a rematch later that year. Rahman won the WBC title (initially the interim version) for a second time in 2005 by defeating Monte Barrett, after which the WBC elevated him to full champion status by the year's end. His reign as champion ended in 2006 via another knockout loss, this time to Oleg Maskaev in a rematch of their first fight in 1999.Rahman got a relatively late start in the sport. He was an enforcer for drug dealers, and was known for surviving several shootings. He nearly died in a car accident (which left him with permanent scarring on his cheek and ear) and once survived a shooting where five bullets entered his body. He took up boxing at age 20 and had just 10 amateur bouts before making his pro debut on December 3, 1994, at age 22.

Rahman first became known on the world stage in 2001 when he scored an upset knockout victory against Lennox Lewis to win the unified heavyweight championship. Lewis avenged the loss and regained his championship by knocking out Rahman in a rematch later that year. Rahman won the WBC title (initially the interim version) for a second time in 2005 by defeating Monte Barrett, after which the WBC elevated him to full champion status by the year's end. His reign as champion ended in 2006 via another knockout loss, this time to Oleg Maskaev in a rematch of their first fight in 1999.Rahman got a relatively late start in the sport. He was an enforcer for drug dealers, and was known for surviving several shootings. He nearly died in a car accident (which left him with permanent scarring on his cheek and ear) and once survived a shooting where five bullets entered his body. He took up boxing at age 20 and had just 10 amateur bouts before making his pro debut on December 3, 1994, at age 22.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 4, 2014 Anthony Nansen WWWLL The Trusts Arena, Auckland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 2012 Alexander Povetkin WWWWWW Sporthalle, Alsterdorf LOSS
Technical knockout
June 11, 2011 Galen Brown LWWLWL DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 2010 Marcus McGee WLWWL Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City WIN
KO
Aug. 14, 2010 Damon Reed WWLLWW Scope Arena, Norfolk WIN
KO
June 19, 2010 Shannon Miller LLWLW Niagara Falls Conference Centre, Niagara Falls WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 2010 Clinton Boldridge DWLLWL Beaumont Club, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 2008 Wladimir Klitschko WWWWWW SAP-Arena, Mannheim International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 16, 2008 James Toney WDLLW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight


NC
Nov. 15, 2007 Zuri Lawrence WLLWWW Sovereign Center, Reading NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 2007 Cerrone Fox LLLWLL Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 2007 Dicky Ryan WWLWL Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 2007 Taurus Sykes WWLWLW Main Street Armory, Rochester interim NABF Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 12, 2006 Oleg Maskaev WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
March 18, 2006 James Toney WWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

DRAW
Majority decision
Aug. 13, 2005 Monte Barrett WWWLWW United Center, Chicago interim World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 13, 2004 Kali Meehan WWWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Corner retirement
July 28, 2004 Terrence Lewis LLWDLL Frontier Field, Rochester WIN
KO
June 17, 2004 Rob Calloway DLWWWW Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie WIN
KO
April 16, 2004 Mario Cawley LLLLLL Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover WIN
Technical knockout
March 11, 2004 Alfred Cole WLDWWL Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 2003 John Ruiz WLWDWL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 29, 2003 David Tua WLWWWW Spectrum, Philadelphia DRAW
Split-decision
June 1, 2002 Evander Holyfield WDLWLD Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
TD
Nov. 17, 2001 Lennox Lewis DWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
April 22, 2001 Lennox Lewis WDWWWW Carnival City, Brakpan International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 2000 Frankie Swindell WWLDLD Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
May 20, 2000 Corrie Sanders WWWWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 2000 Marion Wilson LLLLLL Martin's West, Woodlawn vacant USA Maryland State Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 6, 1999 Oleg Maskaev WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
KO
April 15, 1999 Arthur Weathers LLLWLL Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami WIN
KO
March 12, 1999 Michael Rush WLWWWW Roseland Ballroom, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 19, 1998 David Tua LWWWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

USBA Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 9, 1998 Garing Lane WWDLLL Grand Casino Avoyelles, Marksville WIN
Corner retirement
April 21, 1998 Steve Pannell WWWWWW Players Island Casino, Lake Charles International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

USBA Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 14, 1998 Melvin Foster WLWLLL Olimpiyskiy, Moscow WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 31, 1998 Jesse Ferguson LLWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 4, 1997 Tui Toia LLLLLW Pepsi Arena, Albany WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1997 Obed Sullivan WWWWWW Apollo Theater, New York International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight

USBA Heavyweight

WIN
Majority decision
July 15, 1997 Jeff Wooden LWWWWL Riverside Convention Center, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 9, 1997 Marshall Tillman LWLWWL Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1996 Herman Delgado LLLWLL National Guard Armory, Pikesville WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1996 Marcos Gonzalez LLLWWW Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1996 Brian Sargent LWLLLW Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 1996 Trevor Berbick WWLWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 8, 1996 Mark Young LLLLLW Civic Center, Lake Charles WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1996 Martin Foster LLLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
KO
June 4, 1996 Tim Knight WLLLLW Martin's West, Woodlawn WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1996 Steve Edwards LDWLWL Mark of the Quad Cities, Moline WIN
Technical knockout
March 26, 1996 Ross Puritty WWWWWW Blue Cross Arena, Rochester WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 1996 Mike Mitchell WLLWLL Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1996 Bradley Rone LWLWLL Tropworld Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1995 Mike Robinson WLLLLW Tropworld Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1995 James Johnson WWLWW Blue Cross Arena, Rochester WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 12, 1995 Matt Green WLWWLL Martin's West, Woodlawn WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1995 Carl McGrew LLLLLL Bismarck Hotel, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1995 Larry Davis LWLLLL Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1995 Eric Valentine LWLLL Martin's West, Woodlawn WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1995 Jeff Williams WLWLLL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 11, 1995 Dennis Cain LLLWL Martin's West, Woodlawn WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 6, 1995 Robert Jackson LWLLLL Virginia Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 3, 1994 Gregory Harrington Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO