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Omar Sheika

Omar Sheika

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1977
  • Age: 39
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Omar Sheika (born February 20, 1977) is an American professional boxer and multiple time super middleweight world title challenger. He is of Palestinian descent. Sheika compiled a successful amateur career, capturing a National Middleweight Championship at National AAU Boxing Tournament in 1996.

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 now-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..


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