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Zahir Raheem boxer

Zahir Raheem image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1996-11-16
Born 1976-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
39
won
35
lost
3
draw
0
bouts
39
won
35
lost
3
draw
0
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1996-11-16
Born 1976-11-07
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

After a stellar amateur career, which included a 213-4 record, 15-1 against international competition, and a spot in the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, Raheem turned professional on November 16, 1996, with a 4th-round KO win over Clifford Watford. Being among the less touted of the '96 U.S. Olympians, Raheem worked his way up the rankings slowly, before finally receiving a shot against Rocky Juarez. Raheem lost to Juarez in what many thought was a "hometown" decision. Raheem was continuously hassled throughout the fight by the referee. After the match, HBO commentator Larry Merchant said, "That referee made it seem like Raheem was fighting two people."Raheem's next big fight was against legendary Mexican Erik Morales on September 10, 2005 in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Morales was a heavy favorite and the matchup was viewed as warmup for his already scheduled superfight against Manny Pacquiao. Raheem surprised everyone by dominating the fight from the beginning by using excellent footwork and body movement, and never let Morales find his rhythm. Raheem won by unanimous decision, winning Ring Magazine upset of the year for 2005, and cemented himself as a lightweight contender.

After a stellar amateur career, which included a 213-4 record, 15-1 against international competition, and a spot in the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, Raheem turned professional on November 16, 1996, with a 4th-round KO win over Clifford Watford. Being among the less touted of the '96 U.S. Olympians, Raheem worked his way up the rankings slowly, before finally receiving a shot against Rocky Juarez. Raheem lost to Juarez in what many thought was a "hometown" decision. Raheem was continuously hassled throughout the fight by the referee. After the match, HBO commentator Larry Merchant said, "That referee made it seem like Raheem was fighting two people."Raheem's next big fight was against legendary Mexican Erik Morales on September 10, 2005 in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Morales was a heavy favorite and the matchup was viewed as warmup for his already scheduled superfight against Manny Pacquiao. Raheem surprised everyone by dominating the fight from the beginning by using excellent footwork and body movement, and never let Morales find his rhythm. Raheem won by unanimous decision, winning Ring Magazine upset of the year for 2005, and cemented himself as a lightweight contender.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 10, 2014 Bayan Jargal LLLWWL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Super Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 2013 Tim Coleman WWWWLL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
June 1, 2013 Justin Juuko WWLWWL Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 2013 Santos Pakau LLLDLW Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 2010 Roberto Valenzuela LLWLWW Westin Hotel Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta WIN
KO
April 22, 2010 Roberto Valenzuela LWWLLL Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tulsa WIN
Unanimous decision
July 5, 2008 Ali Funeka WWWWWW Jan Smuts Stadium, East London LOSS
KO
Jan. 4, 2008 Ricardo Dominguez WLWWWW Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa WIN
KO
May 18, 2007 Cristobal Cruz LWLWL Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 26, 2007 Armando Cordoba WWLLLL Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa
ND
April 29, 2006 Acelino Freitas WWWLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket vacant World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 10, 2005 Erik Morales WWWWLW Staples Center, Los Angeles vacant World Boxing Council International Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 26, 2005 Jose Quintana WWWLLL Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 2004 Rocky Juarez WWWWWW Reliant Center, Houston World Boxing Council Continental Americas Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 22, 2004 Rodney Jones LWLLL Adam’s Mark Hotel, Tulsa WIN
Technical knockout
July 25, 2003 Agustin Lorenzo WDLLLL Creek Nation Gaming Center, Tulsa WIN
KO
June 24, 2003 Ablorh Sowah WWDLWL HSBC Arena, Buffalo WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 2003 Juan Polo Perez LLLLLL Creek Nation Gaming Center, Tulsa WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 2003 Isidro Tejedor WLLLLL Thunderbird Wild West Casino, Norman WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 2002 Luisito Espinosa WLLWLW Creek Nation Gaming Center, Tulsa WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 2002 Joe Morales WWWLWL Lucky Star Casino, Concho NABA Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 9, 2002 Benito Rodriguez DLLWWL Belterra Casino, Elizabeth WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 24, 2001 Steve Trumble LWWLLL Lucky Star Casino, Concho WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 24, 2001 Ricardo Medina WLLWWW Harrah's Hotel & Casino, The Plaza, Reno WIN
KO
Sept. 23, 2000 Stephen Rose LWLWWW Casino Rama, Rama WIN
KO
May 2, 2000 Russell Stoner Jones LLWLWL Big O Center, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 29, 1999 Pasqual Rouse WWWWWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 25, 1998 Shawn Powell LWLLLL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1998 Adam Salas WLLLW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Points
May 5, 1998 Billy Gates WWWWL Grand Casino, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
March 14, 1998 Garvin Crout WWWLWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1997 Terry Smith WDWWLL Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1997 Lionel Odom WWWLLL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 14, 1997 Scott Buck WLLDWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Points
March 12, 1997 Jose Covarrubias WWLL Stadium Arena, Grand Rapids WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 22, 1997 Tim Sala WLL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1997 Dennis Roberts LWWDLL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 6, 1996 Ramon Aragon LWL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 16, 1996 Cliff Watford Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout