Omar Sheika

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Omar Sheika
Statistics
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Nationality United States American
Born (1977-02-20) February 20, 1977 (age 37)
Paterson, New Jersey
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 32
Wins by KO 21
Losses 12

Omar Sheika (born February 20, 1977, in Paterson, NJ) is an American boxer of Palestinian descent. As of March 2012 he holds a professional record of 32 wins (21 by knockout) and 11 losses.

Amateur career[edit]

Sheika compiled a successful amateur career, capturing a National Middleweight Championship at National AAU Boxing Tournament in 1996.

Professional career[edit]

Sheika has enjoyed some success in his pro career. His first fight was against Billy James. Sheika won the fight by TKO on the second round. Sheika stayed undefeated for about a year.

Sheika was involved in ESPN Friday Night Fights "Fight of the Year" in both 2003 and 2004.

Sheika defeated imprisoned boxer James Butler in late 2004. Sheika also defeated future IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson, who went on to defeat Antonio Tarver.

Omar Sheika has recently won against Garrett Wilson on March 26, 2010 by a 4th round TKO. On June 18, 2010 Omar continued his winning streak beating Jim Strohl by a 3rd round TKO.

Sheika suffered his tenth career loss on October 15, 2010 against Adrian Diaconu, with Diaconu winning by a unanimous decision after ten rounds of boxing despite Sheika flooring Diaconu with a right earlier in the fight.

On April 23, 2011 Omar lost a unanimous decision against Garrett Wilson after twelve rounds of boxing. The fight was for the vacant USBA Cruiserweight title.

On January 21, 2012 he beat Charles Hayward by unanimous decision over 10 rounds for his title belt, the inaugural "Bad and Mean" Cruiserweight title, though it was fought at the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds..

On April 27, 2012 Sheika fought Yusaf Mack losing via unanimous decision. The fight was for the USBA Light Heavyweight title.

Omar was featured in HBOs' Ring Life segment.

Professional boxing record[edit]

32 Wins (21 knockouts, 11 decisions), 12 Losses (4 knockouts, 8 decision) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 29-4-2 United States Yusaf Mack UD 12 27/04/2012 United States Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 12-2 United States Anthony Ferrante UD 10 24/02/2012 United States Harrah's Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania 99-90, 95-94, 99-90.
Win 7-3 United States Charles Hayward MD 10 21/01/2012 United States Hamilton Manor, Hamilton, New Jersey BAM Cruiserweight Title. 97-93, 95-95, 96-94.
Loss 9-5-1 United States Garrett "Ultimate Warrior" Wilson UD 12 23/04/2011 United States Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Light Heavyweight Title. 109-118, 109-118, 108-119.
Loss 26-2 Romania Adrian Diaconu UD 10 15/10/2010 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec 91-98, 92-97, 92-98.
Win 27-8 United States Jim Strohl TKO 3 18/06/2010 United States Cedar Gardens, Hamilton, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:01 of the third round.
Win 7-3 United States Garrett "Ultimate Warrior" Wilson TKO 4 26/03/2010 United States Hamilton Manor, Hamilton, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 1:32 of the fourth round.
Win 9-8-2 United States Theo Kruger TKO 8 23/09/2009 United States Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire Referee stopped the bout at 2:38 of the eighth round.
Loss 52-5 United States Roy Jones, Jr. TKO 5 21/03/2009 United States Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida WBO NABO Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:45 of the fifth round.
Win 26-13-1 United States Tiwon Taylor TKO 4 29/09/2007 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:25 of the fourth round.
Loss 32-2 Germany Markus Beyer UD 12 03/09/2005 Germany International Congress Centrum, Charlottenburg, Berlin WBC World Super Middleweight Title. 110-118, 112-116, 112-116.
Loss 17-0 United States Jeff Lacy UD 12 04/12/2004 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 113-115, 113-115.
Win 20-4 United States James "Harlem Hammer" Butler SD 10 10/08/2004 United States Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey 96-94, 97-93, 94-96.
Win 15-7-1 Cameroon Manu Ntoh UD 10 15/06/2004 United States The Belvedere, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 98-92, 98-92, 97-93.
Win 31-12-2 United States Etianne Whitaker KO 2 14/05/2004 United States Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss 26-3-1 United States Scott Pemberton TKO 10 23/01/2004 United States Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBU World/WBC NABF Super Middleweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 1:43 of the tenth round.
Loss 25-3-1 United States Scott Pemberton SD 12 25/07/2003 United States Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut IBU World/WBC NABF Super Middleweight Titles. 113-114, 113-114, 116-111.
Loss 35-4-3 Canada Eric Lucas UD 12 06/09/2002 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec WBC World Super Middleweight Title. 111-117, 111-117, 109-119.
Loss 40-6 United States Thomas Tate RTD 4 05/10/2001 United States First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title/World Title Eliminator. Doctor called off the bout after the fourth round.
Win 22-7-1 Puerto Rico Lionel Ortiz TKO 7 08/06/2001 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York
Win 29-3 Canada Stephane Ouellet TKO 2 07/04/2001 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the second round.
Win 20-4 Jamaica Lloyd Bryan TKO 1 24/11/2000 United States JFK High School, Paterson, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:47 of the first round.
Loss 28-0 Wales Joe Calzaghe TKO 5 12/08/2000 United Kingdom Wembley Conference Centre, Wembley, London WBO World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:08 of the fifth round.
Win 36-6 Jamaica Glen "Road Warrior" Johnson MD 10 02/06/2000 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 95-95, 96-93, 96-93.
Win 47-11 Jamaica Simon "Mantequilla" Brown UD 8 08/01/2000 United States The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico 80-72, 79-72, 78-73.
Win 32-15-3 United States Kevin Pompey TKO 8 07/08/1999 United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 13-3 United States Demetrius Jenkins TKO 3 14/05/1999 United States Pikesville Armory, Pikesville, Maryland Referee stopped the bout at 2:15 of the third round.
Win 21-1 United States Anwar Oshana TKO 3 22/01/1999 United States Carmichael's, Chicago, Illinois Referee stopped the bout at 0:31 of the third round.
Win 23-9 United States Ray Domenge KO 2 31/10/1998 United States Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 28-44-7 United Kingdom Tony Booth PTS 8 18/07/1998 United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire 76-77.
Win 8-0 United Kingdom Toks Owoh TKO 4 25/04/1998 Wales Wales National Ice Rink, Cardiff Referee stopped the bout at 2:00 of the fourth round.
Win 16-33-5 United Kingdom Paul Wesley RTD 4 07/03/1998 United Kingdom Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Berkshire Wesley retired after the fourth round.
Win 14-9-4 United States Demetrius Davis MD 8 02/12/1997 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 4-1-2 United States Maurice Bruton TKO 2 11/11/1997 United States Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the second round.
Win 5-2-3 United States Pat Pernsley UD 6 28/10/1997 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 7-1 United States Chris Cuellar TKO 2 07/10/1997 United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win 8-2-2 United States Tyrone Glover UD 8 01/09/1997 United States Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 4-0 United States Sean Sample TKO 1 29/07/1997 United States MSG Theater, New York City Referee stopped the bout at 0:49 of the first round.
Win 4-3 United States Jose "Bert" Burgos KO 1 24/06/1997 United States Argosy Festival Atrium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Burgos knocked out at 0:31 of the first round.
Win 4-3 United States Robert Doyle TKO 2 03/06/1997 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 2-0 United States John James UD 4 20/05/1997 United States Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 4-1 Canada Maxime Belanger TKO 2 06/05/1997 United States Medieval Times, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Win 6-0 United States Will McIntyre UD 4 15/04/1997 United States West Orange, New Jersey
Win -- United States Billy James TKO 2 18/03/1997 United States IMA Sports Arena, Flint, Michigan Referee stopped the bout at 1:39 of the second round.

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