Manuel Charr

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Manuel Charr
Real name Mahmoud Omeirat Charr
Nickname(s) Diamond Boy
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 192 cm (6 ft 3.5 in)[1]
Nationality German/Syrian/Lebanese
Born (1984-10-10) 10 October 1984 (age 30)
Beirut, Lebanon
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 27
Wins by KO 16
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0

Manuel Charr (born 10 October 1984 in Beirut, Lebanon),[2] is a German professional boxer of Syrian origins competing in the heavyweight division.


Manuel started his martial arts career with Thai boxing at the age of 17. 2 years later he became the youngest ever German Champion in Muay Thai. In 2005 he became the German Champion and the European Champion in Thai-Boxing at an age of 19. Due to his track record in Thai-Boxing, in 2000 Manuel was invited to a training camp for professional boxers at the famous Max Schmeling Gym in Berlin. Here his professional boxing career started under the supervision of the famous German boxing coach Ulli Wegner.

Thai boxing[edit]

  • 2003 German Champion in Muay Thai
  • 2003 “Killerdom” Champion in Amsterdam
  • 2005 German Champion in Thai-Boxing
  • 2005 European Champion in Kick-Boxing (I.K.B.O)
  • 2005 World Champion in Thai-Boxing (I.K.B.O)
  • Nickname: Uncle Sam

Amateur boxing[edit]

  • 2002 TeutoCup Champion (Germany)
  • 2003 District Champion (Germany)
  • 2004 Westfahlen Champion (Germany)
  • 2004 Western German Champion

Professional boxing[edit]

Charr was slated to fight WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko on September 8, 2012 in Moscow, Russia for the WBC Heavyweight Championship.

Charr turned up during the post-fight press conference of the David Haye-Dereck Chisora fight on July 14 (Haye won via TKO in the 5th round) in order to challenge Haye, after promising to defeat Klitschko in September.

Klitschko won the fight via TKO when Charr had to be stopped due to a cut received from Vitali's punches. Charr strongly protested the stoppage but the decision stayed giving Charr the first defeat of his professional career.[3]

Manuel Charr defended his WBC International Silver heavyweight title against Yakup Saglam in Galaţi, Romania on February 22, 2013.[4]

Manuel Charr vs David Haye[edit]

Charr was due to fight David Haye at Manchester Arena on 29 June 2013.[5] However, Haye pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury and decided to fight Tyson Fury instead on September 28. That bout was also cancelled.


  • WBC International Silver heavyweight title.
  • WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title
  • WBC Baltic heavyweight title

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (16 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Loss, 0 Draws[6]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 27–3 France Johann Duhaupas MD 10 2015-04-10 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Central Federal District
Win 27–2 United States Michael Grant RTD 5 (10) 2014-10-24 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Central Federal District
Loss 26–2 Russia Alexander Povetkin KO 7 (12) 2014-05-30 Russia Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia For WBC International heavyweight title.
Win 26–1 United States Kevin Johnson UD (10) 2014-04-12 Germany Telekom Dome, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 25–1 Russia Dennis Bakhtov RTD 5 (12) 2013-10-19 Germany Messehalle, Leipzig, Sachsen Retained WBC International Silver heavyweight title.
Win 24–1 Ukraine Aleksey Masikin KO 3 2013-06-15 Germany Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen Retained WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title and WBC Baltic heavyweight title.
Win 23–1 Turkey Yakup Saglam RTD 2 2013-02-22 Romania Galaţi Skating Rink, Galaţi, Galaţi County Retained WBC International Silver heavyweight title.
Win 22–1 Kazakhstan Konstantin Airich KO 1 2012-12-22 Germany Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Won vacant WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title and vacant WBC Baltic heavyweight title.
Loss 21–1 Ukraine Vitali Klitschko TKO 4 (12) 2012-09-08 Russia Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Central Federal District For WBC heavyweight title.
Win 21–0 Ukraine Taras Bidenko UD 12 2012-03-30 Germany Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Retained WBC International Silver heavyweight title.
Win 20–0 Brazil Marcelo Luiz Nascimento RTD 8 (12) 2011-11-18 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen Won vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title.
Win 19–0 Turkey Serdar Uysal DQ 1 (6) 2011-09-03 Germany Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen
Win 18–0 United Kingdom Danny Williams TKO 7 (8) 2011-06-25 Germany Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 17–0 Germany Jonathan Pasi TKO 5 (8) 2011-02-19 Germany Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 16–0 United States Zack Page (ru) MD 8 2010-12-04 Germany Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Win 15–0 United States Robert Hawkins RTD 5 (8) 2010-11-19 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg
Win 14–0 Jamaica Owen Beck TKO 10 (10) 2010-11-09 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 13–0 United States Sherman Williams UD 10 2009-10-10 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Win 12–0 United States Ramon Hayes TKO 3 (8) 2009-06-06 Germany Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 11–0 Nigeria Gbenga Oloukun KO 7 (8) 2009-04-25 Germany König Palast, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 10–0 Turkey Adnan Serin UD 6 2008-05-31 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 9–0 Latvia Edgars Kalnars UD 4 2008-04-19 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 8–0 Latvia Aleksandrs Selezens UD 4 2008-04-05 Germany Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 7–0 Cuba Pedro Carrion MD 8 2006-05-13 Germany Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen
Win 6–0 Czech Republic Radovan Kuca KO 1 (6) 2006-04-08 Germany Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 5–0 Germany Stefan Baumann TKO 1 (6) 2006-01-28 Germany Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Win 4–0 Romania Valentin Marinel KO 2 (4) 2005-07-16 Germany Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Bayern
Win 3–0 Turkey Özcan Cetinkaya UD 4 2005-06-11 Germany Big Box, Kempten, Bayern
Win 2–0 Hungary Nandor Kovacs TKO 2 (4) 2005-05-28 Austria Lugner City, Vienna
Win 1–0 Czech Republic David Vicena UD 4 2005-05-14 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bayern Professional debut.


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