|Full name||Abdelhafid Benchabla|
September 26, 1986 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Rated at||Light Heavyweight|
|Club||Astana Arlans |
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.
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., 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.
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