Brahim Asloum

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Brahim Asloum
Statistics
Real name Brahim Asloum
Rated at Light flyweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality French
Born (1979-01-31) 31 January 1979 (age 35)
Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 26
Wins 24
Wins by KO 10
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0
Brahim Asloum
Medal record
Men's boxing
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney Light flyweight

Brahim Asloum (Arabic: إبراهيم اسلوم) born January 31, 1979 in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère) is a French boxer. He won the Light Flyweight Gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Asloum is the former WBA light flyweight world champion.

Olympic results[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Asloum began his professional career in 2001 and went on a streak of 19 consecutive victories to earn a shot at WBA Flyweight Title holder Lorenzo Parra. Parra dominated the fight, dropping Asloum in the 2nd and taking a unanimous decision. On December 8, 2007 he defeated Juan Carlos Reveco to become the WBA Light Flyweight Champion.

Asloum was inactive after the Reveco fight until his return to the ring April 27, 2009. In July 2008, the WBA changed his status from "World Champion" to "Champion in Recess." When he did return to the ring, Asloum knocked out Humberto Pool in the third round of a non-title flyweight bout.[1] [2] [3] On September 6, 2009 Asloum announced his retirement from boxing. Asloum cited his dispute with cable channel Canal Plus as the cause for him to stop boxing.[4] Canal Plus was the promoter of Asloum's fights.

Trivia[edit]

Asloum's Olympic win was France's first Olympic Gold Medal in boxing in 64 years. The last Gold Medal was won at Berlin in 1936, when middleweight Jean Despeaux and light-heavyweight Roger Michelot won their divisions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gabriel F. Cordero (April 28, 2009). "Asloum resurfaces, wins!". wbanews.com. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ Template:Status change- WBA ratings created July 18, 2008
  3. ^ Template:Date and result of fight- as per BoxRec.com
  4. ^ "French Olympic boxing champ Asloum retires". Associated Press. September 6, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
December 8, 2007 – July 18, 2008
Status changed
Vacant
Title next held by
Giovanni Segura
New title WBA Light Flyweight Champion
Champion in Recess

July 18, 2008 – September 6, 2009
Retired
Vacant