Hacine Cherifi

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Hacine Cherifi
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Hacine Cherifi (2014).
Real name Hacine Cherifi
Rated at Middleweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Algerian
Born (1969-03-30) March 30, 1969 (age 48)
Lyon, France
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 49
Wins 36
Wins by KO 20
Losses 12
Draws 1
No contests 0

Hacine "Billy" Cherifi (born December 12, 1967 in Lyon, France) is a French former boxer.

Cherifi, known as "Billy", began his pro career in 1989 and challenged for the WBC Super Middleweight Title in 1997 against Robin Reid, losing a split decision. After the loss, he dropped down in weight and took on WBC Middleweight Title holder Keith Holmes, winning a decision although he was dropped in the 9th. In 1999, he lost the belt in his first defense to Holmes, via 7th round KO. In 2000 he got a shot at WBA Middleweight Title holder William Joppy. Cherifi was dominated and was down in Rounds 8 and 9, and lost a decision. In 2001 he took on Harry Simon for the interim WBO Middleweight Title and lost a decision in what would be his last shot at a major title. He retired in 2005 after being TKO'd by Rudy Markussen.

Preceded by
Keith Holmes
WBC Middleweight Champion
2 May 1998 – 24 Apr 1999
Succeeded by
Keith Holmes

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