Abdelhafid Benchabla

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Abdelhafid Benchabla
Personal information
Full name Abdelhafid Benchabla
Nationality  Algeria
Born (1986-09-26) September 26, 1986 (age 28)
Zemmouri, Algeria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Club Kazakhstan Astana Arlans [1]

Abdelhafid Benchabla (born September 26, 1986 in Zemmouri) is an Algerian boxer. He represented Algeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and is the current World Series of Boxing Light heavyweight champion.


At the Arab Championships 2007 he lost the semifinal to Mourad Sahraoui. At the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, Benchabla won the silver medal after losing in the final to Ramadan Yasser of Egypt.[citation needed]

In 2008, Benchabla qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after beating Bastir Samir of Ghana at the AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament 2008 in Algiers, Algeria.,[2] he beat Mourad Sahraoui of Tunisia in the final . At the Olympics he won the rematch with Kassel but lost 7:12 to eventual winner Zhang Xiaoping.[citation needed]

In 2009, Benchabla won silver medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy, after losing in the light heavyweight final to Bosko Draskovic of Montenegro.[3]

On May 28, 2011, Benchabla qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after beating Ludovic Groguhe of France in the World Series of Boxing light heavyweight final in Guiyang, China.[4]

At the 2012 Olympics (results) he beat German Enrico Kölling 12-9 then lost to Ukrainian Oleksandr Hvozdyk 17-19, with a controversial two points penalty in the last 5 seconds of the 3rd round.


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Salim Iles
Flagbearer for  Algeria
London 2012
Succeeded by