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Omar Sheika

Omar Sheika
Statistics
Rated at Light heavyweight
Super middleweight
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality American
Born

(1977-02-20) February 20, 1977


Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 32
Wins by KO 21
Losses 12

Omar Sheika (born February 20, 1977) is an American professional boxer and multiple time super middleweight world title challenger. He is of Palestinian descent.

Contents

  • Amateur career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Professional boxing record 3
  • External links 4

Amateur career

Sheika compiled a successful amateur career, capturing a National Middleweight Championship at National AAU Boxing Tournament in 1996.

Professional career

Sheika has enjoyed some success in his pro career. His first fight was against Billy James. Sheika won the fight by TKO on the second round. Sheika stayed undefeated for about a year.

Sheika was involved in ESPN Friday Night Fights "Fight of the Year" in both 2003 and 2004.

Sheika defeated imprisoned boxer James Butler in late 2004. Sheika also defeated future IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson, who went on to defeat Antonio Tarver.

Omar Sheika has recently won against Garrett Wilson on March 26, 2010 by a 4th round TKO. On June 18, 2010 Omar continued his winning streak beating Jim Strohl by a 3rd round TKO.

Sheika suffered his tenth career loss on October 15, 2010 against Adrian Diaconu, with Diaconu winning by a unanimous decision after ten rounds of boxing despite Sheika flooring Diaconu with a right earlier in the fight.

On April 23, 2011 Omar lost a unanimous decision against Garrett Wilson after twelve rounds of boxing. The fight was for the vacant USBA Cruiserweight title.

On January 21, 2012 he beat Charles Hayward by unanimous decision over 10 rounds for his title belt, the inaugural "Bad and Mean" Cruiserweight title, though it was fought at the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds..

On April 27, 2012 Sheika fought Yusaf Mack losing via unanimous decision. The fight was for the USBA Light Heavyweight title.

Omar was featured in HBOs' Ring Life segment.

Professional boxing record

32 Wins (21 knockouts, 11 decisions), 12 Losses (4 knockouts, 8 decision) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 32-12 Yusaf Mack UD 12 27/04/2012 Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 32-11 Anthony Ferrante UD 10 24/02/2012 Harrah's Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania 99-90, 95-94, 99-90.
Win 31-11 Charles Hayward MD 10 21/01/2012 Hamilton Manor, Hamilton, New Jersey BAM Cruiserweight Title. 97-93, 95-95, 96-94.
Loss 30-11 Garrett "Ultimate Warrior" Wilson UD 12 23/04/2011 Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Light Heavyweight Title. 109-118, 109-118, 108-119.
Loss 30-10 Adrian Diaconu UD 10 15/10/2010 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec 91-98, 92-97, 92-98.
Win 30-9 Jim Strohl TKO 3 18/06/2010 Cedar Gardens, Hamilton, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:01 of the third round.
Win 29-9 Garrett "Ultimate Warrior" Wilson TKO 4 26/03/2010 Hamilton Manor, Hamilton, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the fourth round.
Win 28-9 Theo Kruger TKO 8 23/09/2009 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the eighth round.
Loss 27-9 Roy Jones, Jr. TKO 5 21/03/2009 Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the fifth round.
Win 27-8 Tiwon Taylor TKO 4 29/09/2007 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the fourth round.
Loss 26-8 Markus Beyer UD 12 03/09/2005 International Congress Centrum, Charlottenburg, Berlin WBC World Super Middleweight Title. 110-118, 112-116, 112-116.
Loss 26-7 Jeff Lacy UD 12 04/12/2004 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 113-115, 113-115.
Win 26-6 James "Harlem Hammer" Butler SD 10 10/08/2004 Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey 96-94, 97-93, 94-96.
Win 25-6 Manu Ntoh UD 10 15/06/2004 The Belvedere, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 98-92, 98-92, 97-93.
Win 24-6 Etianne Whitaker KO 2 14/05/2004 Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss 23-6 Scott Pemberton TKO 10 23/01/2004 Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBU World/WBC NABF Super Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the tenth round.
Loss 23-5 Scott Pemberton SD 12 25/07/2003 Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBU World/WBC NABF Super Middleweight Titles. 113-114, 113-114, 116-111.
Loss 23-4 Eric Lucas UD 12 06/09/2002 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec WBC World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 111-117, 109-119.
Loss 23-3 Thomas Tate RTD 4 05/10/2001 First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title/World Title Eliminator. Doctor called off the bout after the fourth round.
Win 23-2 Lionel Ortiz TKO 7 08/06/2001 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win 22-2 Stephane Ouellet TKO 2 07/04/2001 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the second round.
Win 21-2 Lloyd Bryan TKO 1 24/11/2000 JFK High School, Paterson, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:47 of the first round.
Loss 20-2 Joe Calzaghe TKO 5 12/08/2000 Wembley Conference Centre, Wembley, London WBO World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the fifth round.
Win 20-1 Glen "Road Warrior" Johnson MD 10 02/06/2000 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 95-95, 96-93, 96-93.
Win 19-1 Simon "Mantequilla" Brown UD 8 08/01/2000 The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico 80-72, 79-72, 78-73.
Win 18-1 Kevin Pompey TKO 8 07/08/1999 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 17-1 Demetrius Jenkins TKO 3 14/05/1999 Pikesville Armory, Pikesville, Maryland Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the third round.
Win 16-1 Anwar Oshana TKO 3 22/01/1999 Carmichael's, Chicago, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 0:31 of the third round.
Win 15-1 Ray Domenge KO 2 31/10/1998 Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 14-1 Tony Booth PTS 8 18/07/1998 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire 76-77.
Win 14-0 Toks Owoh TKO 4 25/04/1998 Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the fourth round.
Win 13-0 Paul Wesley RTD 4 07/03/1998 Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Berkshire Wesley retired after the fourth round.
Win 12-0 Demetrius Davis MD 8 02/12/1997 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 11-0 Maurice Bruton TKO 2 11/11/1997 Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the second round.
Win 10-0 Pat Pernsley UD 6 28/10/1997 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 9-0 Chris Cuellar TKO 2 07/10/1997 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 8-0 Tyrone Glover UD 8 01/09/1997 Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 7-0 Sean Sample TKO 1 29/07/1997 MSG Theater, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 0:49 of the first round.
Win 6-0 Jose "Bert" Burgos KO 1 24/06/1997 Argosy Festival Atrium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Burgos knocked out at 0:31 of the first round.
Win 5-0 Robert Doyle TKO 2 03/06/1997 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 4-0 John James UD 4 20/05/1997 Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 3-0 Maxime Belanger TKO 2 06/05/1997 Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 2-0 Will McIntyre UD 4 15/04/1997 West Orange, New Jersey
Win 1-0 Billy James TKO 2 18/03/1997 IMA Sports Arena, Flint, Michigan Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the second round.

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Omar Sheika from BoxRec
  • Showtime Bio
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