Harry Simon (boxer)

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Harry Simon
Personal information
Full name Harry Simon
Nickname(s) The Terminator, Onkugo
Nationality  Namibia
Born (1972-10-21) 21 October 1972 (age 41)
Walvis Bay, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Middleweight (154 lb)
Middleweight (160 lb)
Super Middleweight (168 lb)
Light Heavyweight (175 lb)

Harry Simon (born 21 October 1972 in Walvis Bay) is an undefeated professional boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

As an amateur Simon represented Namibia as a welterweight at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and had an overall amateur record of 121-9. His result was:

Pro career[edit]

Simon turned pro in 1994 and won the WBO Light Middleweight Title in 1998 by defeating Winky Wright. He defended it four times against Kevin Lueshing, Enrique Areco, Rodney Jones and Wayne Alexander. He later captured the WBO Middleweight title against Sweden's Armand Krajnc in a 12 round unanimous decision. Not being able to defend it due to accident injuries, he was stripped of the belt.[1]

Simon returned to boxing in March 2007, winning an eight round decision over Stephen Nzuemb, in Namibia. He won a fight against Tanzanian Rashid Mutumla by knockout on 2 December 2010.

Following his release from jail in 2009 Simon launched a comeback, recording several wins over journeyman opposition. In his most recent outing in June 2012, Simon stopped journeyman Ruben Groenewald at 1:23 of the first round after knocking him down twice. Simon weighed over 200 pounds, the heaviest of his career.

Nicknamed "The Terminator" he is still undefeated, with a score of 26 wins from 26 fights.[2]

Outside the Ring[edit]

Simon was involved in two serious car accidents resulting in fatalities. The latest one in late 2002 also saw him seriously injured, and eventually sent to jail.[3] Three Belgian tourists - two adults and a baby - died in the collision with Simon's Mercedes-Benz at Langstrand in November 2002. On 5 August 2005, Simon was given a two-year jail sentence after he was found guilty of "culpable homicide" stemming from the November 2002 car accident that resulted in the deaths of the three people.[4]

On 9 July 2007, Simon began serving his two year prison sentence for culpable homicide after losing the appeal of his 2005 conviction. Simon did not call any witnesses nor testify in his own behalf during the appeal proceedings, and his conviction and sentence were not overturned.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

29 Wins (21 knockouts), 0 Losses[6]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Serbia Geard Ajetović N/A - (12) 2014–08–09 Namibia Walvis Bay, Erongo Defending IBF International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 29–0 Serbia Geard Ajetović UD 12 2013–09–28 Namibia Ramatex Factory,
Windhoek, Khomas
Won vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 28–0 Hungary Zoltan Kiss, Jr. TKO 2 (8)
2:33
2013–06–29 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 27–0 South Africa Ruben Groenewald TKO 1 (12)
1:23
2012–06–23 Namibia SKW Hall,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 26–0 Tanzania Rashid Matumla KO 1 (10)
1:43
2010–12–04 Namibia OK Parking Lot,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 25–0 Kenya Daniel Wanyonyi TKO 5 (6) 2010–02–20 Kenya Simmers Restaurant, Nairobi
Win 24–0 Gabon Stephen Nzuemba UD 12 2007–03–03 Namibia Sam Nujoma Stadium,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 23–0 Sweden Armand Krajnc UD 12 2002–04–06 Denmark Circus Building,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Won WBO Middleweight title.
Win 22–0 France Hacine Cherifi UD 12 2001–07–21 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,
Bayamón
Won Interim WBO Middleweight title.
Win 21–0 England Wayne Alexander TKO 5 (12)
2:43
2001–02–10 England Kingsway Leisure Centre,
Widnes, Cheshire
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 20–0 United States Rodney Jones MD 12 2000–09–23 Canada Casino Rama,
Rama, Ontario
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 19–0 Argentina Enrique Areco TKO 10 (12) 2000–02–19 England Goresbrook Leisure Centre,
Dagenham, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 18–0 England Kevin Lueshing TKO 3 (12)
2:08
1999–05–01 England Crystal Palace National Sports Centre,
London, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 17–0 United States Winky Wright MD 12 1998–08–22 South Africa Carousel Casino,
Hammanskraal, Gauteng
Won WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 16–0 England Kasi Kaihau KO 4 (10)
1:12
1997–12–13 England Ponds Forge,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Win 15–0 England George Richards KO 5 (8)
2:37
1997–07–19 England Wembley Arena,
London, Greater London
Win 14–0 Kenya Nick Odore KO 5 (6)
2:37
1997–05–03 England NYNEX Arena,
Manchester
Win 13–0 Uganda John Bosco KO 2 (8)
1:48
1997–02–08 England New London Arena,
London, Greater London
Win 12–0 United States Anthony Ivory PTS 6 1996–08–31 Republic of Ireland Point Theatre,
Dublin, Leinster
Win 11–0 England Del Bryan TKO 6 (10) 1996–07–06 England NYNEX Arena,
Manchester
Win 10–0 England Paul Wesley RTD 4 (8) 1996–04–13 England Wythenshawe Forum,
Manchester
Win 9–0 Argentina José María Cabral KO 6 (10) 1995–09–23 South Africa Vista University Indoor Centre,
Bloemfontein, Free State
Win 8–0 United States Danny Chavez PTS 10 1995–07–08 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 7–0 South Africa Ernest Goliath TKO 1 (8) 1995–05–12 South Africa Berea Park Arena,
Pretoria, Gauteng
Win 6–0 South Africa Enuel Marshile TKO 5 (8) 1995–03–15 South Africa Morula Sun Casino,
Mabopane, Gauteng
Win 5–0 South Africa Paul Nhlumayo TKO 2 (6) 1994–12–21 South Africa DLI Hall,
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Win 4–0 South Africa Thandekile Boyana TKO 4 1994–11–20 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 3–0 South Africa Petros Twala TKO 2 (4) 1994–03–26 South Africa Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng
Win 2–0 South Africa Thabiso Dlamini KO 1 (4) 1994–03–05 South Africa Ringwise Boxing Academy,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 1–0 South Africa Leon Van Rensburg TKO 1 (4) 1994–01–26 South Africa Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng

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Preceded by
Winky Wright
WBO Light Middleweight boxing champion
22 August 1998 – 21 July 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Daniel Santos
Vacant
Title last held by
Jason Matthews
WBO Middleweight Interim Champion
21 July 2001 – 6 April 2002
Unified
Succeeded by
Hector Javier Velazco
Preceded by
Armand Krajnc
WBO Middleweight boxing champion
6 April 2002–July 2003
Stripped