Johar Abu Lashin
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|Johar Abu Lashin|
April 5, 1971 |
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Johar Abu Lashin (born Aprl 05, 1971) is an Isreali former professional boxer. He is known as the first Israeli to win a world championship and was described in 2001 as "Israel's most successful boxer".
He moved to Tennessee in the United States. There he married Debbie Gouge. He and his wife bought a horse farm in Tennessee. He has two children, is a naturalized U.S. citizen, and has a birthday of April 4, according to his Facebook page.
- World Boxing Federation (WBF) lightweight champion 1992
- International Boxing Organization (IBO) champion 1997
- International Boxing Council (IBC) welterweight champion 1998
In May 1999 he won the IBC title fight at Nazareth, Israel.
- "Il pugile rabbino sul tetto del mondo". La Repubblica. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "When gloves are on, Jews and Arabs share respect". St. Petersburg Times. 21 July 2001. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "Abu Lashin's Cheap Shots". Jerusalem Post. 2 November 1993. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "'Raging Dove': Israeli Arab boxer risks it all in Gaza". j. 8 October 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "Jabs, Joy for 'Israeli Kid'". Jerusalem Post. 7 August 1992. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "Israel's own Foreman gets his shot at a belt". Jerusalem Post. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011.