Mustafa Hamsho

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Mustafa Hamsho
Statistics
Real name Mustafa Hamsho
Nickname(s) Rocky Estafire
Rated at Middleweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Syria Syrian
Born (1953-10-10) October 10, 1953 (age 60)
Latakia
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 44
Wins by KO 28
Losses 5
Draws 2

Mustafa Hamsho (Arabic: مصطفى حمشو‎; born in 10 October 1953) is a retired Assyrian/Syriac boxer who never won a world title, but fought some big names in his career. Though he was not a winner in all of those fights, he did some things to make every one of his fights interesting and controversial in some regard. The Syrian Slugger racked up a winning record in the late 1970s, defeated Wilford Scypion in 1979[1] and former world middleweight champion Alan Minter in 1981[2] to get a shot at then-champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler in October of that year, but showed no respect for the champion during their matchup - or at least for the time it lasted. Hagler methodically used left jabs and right crosses to bust up Hamsho's face (which needed 55 stitches) until the fight was stopped on cuts in the 11th.

Hamsho continued to fight, defeating Curtis Parker, future world champion Bobby Czyz, and former three-division world champion Wilfred Benítez during 1982 and 1983, then received a return visit to take on Hagler in a rematch in October 1984 in NYC's Madison Square Garden. After Hamsho tried to play rough in the early going, Hagler ended things early this time by flooring Hamsho twice in the third round (the second knockdown produced by a Floyd Patterson-like hook), thus forcing Hamsho's trainer to jump in and stop the fight. Hamsho would continue to fight, with the biggest name on his list being Donny Lalonde, who decisioned Hamsho in the spring of 1987 and would then go on to become light heavyweight champion later that year. Hamsho's career would then peter out over the next few years.

Professional boxing record[edit]

44 Wins (28 knockouts, 16 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 5-7-1 Jamaica Wesley Reid TKO 5 10/11/1989 New York Callicoon, New York, United States
Loss 22-0 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani TKO 1 05/12/1987 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 1:02 of the first round.
Win 2-6-1 United States Reggie Barnes TKO 3 10/08/1987 New Jersey Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Loss 28-2 Canada Donny "Golden Boy" Lalonde UD 12 07/05/1987 New York New York City, United States WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title. 110-117, 110-116, 108-118.
Win 14-12 United States Jimmy Shavers PTS 10 13/11/1986 New York New York City, United States
Win 8-1 United States Richard "Lionheart" Burton TKO 7 14/08/1986 New York New York City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:24 of the seventh round.
Win 2-6 United States Ernie White KO 4 20/05/1986 New York New York City, United States
Win 5-11 Puerto Rico Miguel Rosa TKO 8 28/06/1985 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 59-2-2 United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler TKO 3 19/10/1984 New York New York City, United States WBC/WBA/IBF World Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:31 of the third round.
Win 19-4-1 Jamaica Alexis Shakespeare TKO 5 30/03/1984 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 45-2-1 Puerto Rico Wilfred "Bible of Boxing" Benitez UD 12 16/07/1983 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 118-109, 118-111, 117-111.
Win 5-8 United States Gil Rosario KO 3 03/06/1983 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Rosario knocked out at 1:17 of the third round.
Win 20-0 United States Bobby "Matinee Idol" Czyz UD 10 20/11/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-5 United States Gil Rosario TKO 3 22/05/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:33 of the third round.
Win 19-3 United States Curtis Parker PTS 10 13/03/1982 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 52-2-2 United States Marvelous Marvin Hagler TKO 11 03/10/1981 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States WBC/WBA World Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:09 of the 11th round.
Win 39-7 United Kingdom Alan "Boom Boom" Minter SD 10 06/06/1981 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 97-93, 97-93, 94-96.
Win 17-1 United States Curtis Parker SD 10 15/02/1981 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 5-4, 5-4, 3-7.
Win 39-15-1 United States Rudy Robles UD 10 25/11/1980 New York New York City, United States 10-0, 10-0, 10-0.
Win 15-4-2 United States Bob "The Hunter" Patterson KO 4 24/09/1980 New Jersey Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-0 United States Wilford Scypion DQ 10 15/06/1980 Michigan Clarkston, Michigan, United States
Win 15-6-1 United States Reggie Jones TKO 6 29/03/1980 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-5 United States Barry "Mole" Hill TKO 1 04/10/1979 New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-15-1 Dominican Republic Fermin Guzman KO 7 19/09/1979 New York New York City, United States Guzman knocked out at 1:36 of the seventh round.
Win 27-5-2 United States Leo Saenz KO 6 17/07/1979 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-24-2 Puerto Rico Domingo Ortiz TKO 7 27/06/1979 New Jersey Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-23-2 Puerto Rico Domingo Ortiz KO 8 26/04/1979 New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-14-5 United States Tyrone Freeman TKO 1 11/04/1979 New York White Plains, New York, United States
Win 5-24-1 United States Winston Noel KO 2 15/03/1979 New Jersey North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 33-11-2 United States Irish Pat Murphy TKO 3 27/01/1979 New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-8 United States Don "Miami Vice" Johnson TKO 6 01/12/1978 New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 17-8-1 United States Eddie Parks TKO 2 28/10/1978 New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 31-4-1 United States Bobby 'Boogaloo' Watts TKO 6 21/09/1978 New Jersey Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-2-1 United States Frank "Tiger" Moore TKO 2 28/06/1978 Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 18-3 United States Rocky Mosley, Jr. PTS 8 21/01/1978 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4-4 United States Antonio Adame PTS 10 09/11/1977 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3-2 United States Gil Rosario PTS 6 27/09/1977 New Jersey West New York, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-6 United States Archie "Bunker" Andrews PTS 6 23/06/1977 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 0-5 United States Lorenzo Howard KO 1 20/05/1977 New York Binghamton, New York, United States
Win 4-6 United States Lester Camper PTS 8 29/04/1977 Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win -- United States Bernard McLean PTS 8 29/10/1976 New York Sunnyside, Queens New York, United States
Win -- United States Benji "Rhythm Machine" Goldstone PTS 4 02/10/1976 New York Utica, New York, United States
Win 6-7-1 United States Cove Green TKO 4 11/09/1976 New York Utica, New York, United States
Draw 6-4 United States Reggie Jones PTS 8 16/08/1976 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 6-29-2 United States Roger Phillips KO 2 26/06/1976 Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 16-11 United States "Cherokee" Charlie Small PTS 6 08/05/1976 New York Utica, New York, United States
Win 3-9-1 Argentina Carlos Novotny TKO 3 28/04/1976 New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win 8-8 United States Richie Villanueva KO 3 14/04/1976 New York Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win 5-14-2 United States Joe "Rocket" Houston KO 2 21/11/1975 Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Draw 1-0 United States Danny McNevin PTS 4 23/10/1975 New York Binghamton, New York, United States
Loss -- United States Pat Cuillo PTS 6 23/08/1975 New York Binghamton, New York, United States

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing not game to Wilford Scypion". Star-News (Associated Press). May 26, 1983. 
  2. ^ http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/3245/tough-tough-guy-named-mustafa-hamsho/