Johar Abu Lashin

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Johar Abu Lashin is a former lightweight and welterweight boxer, who was the first Israeli to win a world championship[1] and was described in 2001 as "Israel's most successful boxer".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lashin was born in Nazareth, Israel. [3]

He moved to Tennessee in the United States. There he married Debbie Gouge. He and his wife bought a horse farm in Tennessee.[4] He has two children, is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and has a birthday of April 4, according to his Facebook page.

Professional career[edit]

Lashin was

In May 1999 he won the IBC title fight at Nazareth, Israel.[citation needed]


Lashin was the subject of the 2002 movie Raging Dove, by Duki Dror.[4]


  1. ^ "Il pugile rabbino sul tetto del mondo". La Repubblica. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "When gloves are on, Jews and Arabs share respect". St. Petersburg Times. 21 July 2001. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Abu Lashin's Cheap Shots". Jerusalem Post. 2 November 1993. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "'Raging Dove': Israeli Arab boxer risks it all in Gaza". j. 8 October 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jabs, Joy for 'Israeli Kid'". Jerusalem Post. 7 August 1992. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Israel's own Foreman gets his shot at a belt". Jerusalem Post. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011.