Hasim Rahman

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Name: Hasim Rahman
Alias: The Rock
Birth Name: Hasim Shariff Rahman
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 189cm
Reach: 208cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Career Review

  • Knocked out in ten rounds by David Tua on December 19, 1998 in Miami, Florida. It was his first loss after 29 consecutive wins.
  • Knocked out in eight rounds by Oleg Maskaev on November 6, 1999 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Knocked out Corrie Sanders in seven rounds on May 20, 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Knocked out Lennox Lewis in five rounds to win the WBC/IBF Heavyweight Championship on April 22, 2001 in South Africa. Rahman was a 20-1 underdog. The bout was named The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year and Knockout of the Year for 2001.
  • Lost the WBC/IBF Heavyweight Championship to Lennox Lewis by a fourth-round knockout on November 17, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Lost to Evander Holyfield by an eighth-round technical decision on June 1, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight was stopped due to a huge swelling on Rahman's head caused by an accidental headbutt.
  • Fought John Ruiz for the interim WBA Heavyweight Championship on December 13, 2003 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and lost by a twelve-round unanimous decision.
  • Defeated Monte Barrett by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the interim WBC Heavyweight Championship on August 13, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. With the retirement of WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko, Rahman was upgraded to full WBC Heavyweight Champion on November 9, 2005.
  • Fought a draw with James Toney to successfully defend the WBC Heavyweight Championship on March 18, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Lost the WBC Heavyweight Championship to Oleg Maskaev by a twelfth-round TKO on August 12, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Professional Record

Championship Record

  • 1 opponent (1 by KO) beaten for the World Heavyweight Title.

Legitimate Championship Record

  • 1 opponent (1 by KO) beaten for the World Heavyweight Title between April 22, 2001 and November 17, 2001.

Minor & Regional Titles

  • USBA Heavyweight Title (1997-1998)
  • IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title (1997-1998)
  • Maryland State Heavyweight Title (2000)
  • WBU Heavyweight Title (2000)
  • IBO Heavyweight Title (2001)
  • NABF Heavyweight Title (2007)
  • WBO NABO Heavyweight Title (2008)

Preceded by:
Lennox Lewis
WBC Heavyweight Champion
IBF Heavyweight Champion
IBO Heavyweight Champion

2001 Apr 22 – 2001 Nov 17
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Vitali Klitschko
WBC Heavyweight Champion
2005 Nov 9 – 2006 Aug 12
Succeeded by:
Oleg Maskaev