Maselino Masoe

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Maselino Francis Masoe (born June 6, 1966 in Apia, Western Samoa) is an American Samoan boxer, who represented American Samoa at three Olympics starting with the 1988 Summer Olympics. He is the brother of rugby player Chris Masoe. Another brother, Mika, also represented American Samoa in boxing at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

Represented American Samoa as a Welterweight at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games at Seoul. His results were:

  • Defeated Pedro Fria (Dominican Republic) RSC 1
  • Defeated Fidele Mohinga (Central African Republic) RSC 2
  • Lost to Kenneth Gould (United States) 0-5

Competed as a Light Middleweight for American Samoa in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games at Barcelona. Results were:

Competed as a Light Middleweight for American Samoa in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games at Atlanta. Results were:

Pro career[edit]

Masoe moved to New Zealand where he began his pro career in 1997 and captured the Vacant WBA Middleweight Title by upsetting undefeated Evans Ashira in 2004. He lost the title to Felix Sturm in 2006.

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Title last held by
William Joppy
WBA Middleweight Champion
Regular Title

May 1, 2004 – March 11, 2006
Succeeded by
Felix Sturm
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Flagbearer for  American Samoa
Seoul 1988
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Lisa Misipeka