Adnan Amar

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Adnan Amar
Nickname(s) "Nanito"
Weight(s) light middleweight
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality United Kingdom
Born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 26
Wins by KO 7
Losses 3
Draws 0

Adnan Amar (born 17 February 1983) is an English professional boxer.

Personal life[edit]

Amar took up the sport aged 15,inspired by Naseem Hamed and Brendan Ingle, stating Ingle as the biggest influence in his career. He has stated he didn't have much of an amateur career, coming on and off the sport for two years before turning professional at 18. Amongst his boxing heroes are Muhammad Ali, Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Professional career[edit]

Light Middleweight[edit]

He started his career as a Light Middleweight, where he won the British Masters Light Middleweight Title, by way of 6th round TKO.[1]


Amar fought then undefeated prospect Dean Hickman at light-welterweight, only to lose the fight. He later stated that he wanted to avenge his loss but at welterweight as light-welterweight was not a division he could healthily fight in.[2]


He later moved to Welterweight where he won the BBBofC Midlands Area welterweight title, winning it by way of 10th round TKO, and the BBBofC English welterweight title.[1] He had hoped to challenge Craig Watson for the Commonwealth welterweight stating "It's a title I just can't wait to fight for...Hopefully my promoter will bring the fight to Nottingham." Although the fight never took place.[3] He later lost his English welterweight title to Lee Purdy,[1] and stated that dehydration was the cause of his loss and that he plans to move back up in weight.[4]

Cancelled fights[edit]

Several boxers have avoided facing Amar in the past, including unbeaten prospect Frankie Gavin and Colin Lynes, to which Amar has stated "... (It's) frustrating. I have seen fights fall through on the day or day before I'm due to fight."[5] Amar has stated that among the reasons he believes he has not had a shot at the British titles was due to many opponents having pulled out of scheduled title challenges.[2]

Championships held[edit]

  • English welterweight title
  • Midlands Area welterweight title
  • British Masters Light Middleweight title

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Adnan Amar - Boxer". Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Adnan Amar Interview (by Gary Smith)". Boxtacular. 2012-03-06. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Nottingham boxer Adnan Amar spars with Amir Khan | Nottingham Post". 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Adnan Amar to move up in weight for next fight following Lee Purdy defeat; spars with Junior Witter". Linc Boxing. 2012-05-07. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Frankie Gavin, Lynes Take a Pass on Adnan Amar - Boxing News". Retrieved 2013-10-02.