Harry Simon (boxer)

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Harry Simon
Statistics
Real name Harry Simon
Nickname(s) The Terminator
Onkugo
Rated at Light Middleweight (154 lb)
Middleweight (160 lb)
Super Middleweight (168 lb)
Light Heavyweight (175 lb)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality  Namibia
Born (1972-10-21) 21 October 1972 (age 44)
Walvis Bay, South West Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 30
Wins by KO 22
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Harry Simon (born 21 October 1972) is a Namibian undefeated professional boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division. Simon is currently undefeated as a professional. Simon won his first title in 1998 when he defeated Winky Wright for the WBO Light middleweight. In 2001 he won the interim WBO Middleweight against Hacine Cherifi and defeated Armand Krajnc in 2002 for the title.

In 2002 Simon was involved in a serious car crash. He lost the title being unable to defend it due to accident injuries. He was later stripped of the belt. He was found guilty of "culpable homicide" and sentenced to jail in 2007. Simon was released in 2009.

In 2013 Simon won the vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight title against Geard Ajetović, he defended it against him again in 2014.

Amateur highlights[edit]

As an amateur Simon represented Namibia as a welterweight at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and had an overall amateur record of 121-9. His result was:

Professional career[edit]

Simon turned pro in 1994 and won the WBO Light Middleweight title in 1998 by defeating Winky Wright by controversial decision. The bout had initially been ruled a draw, but then a "scoring error" was discovered, favoring Simon. He defended the title four times against Kevin Lueshing, Enrique Areco, Rodney Jones and Wayne Alexander. He later captured the WBO Middleweight title against Sweden's Armand Krajnc in a 12 round unanimous decision. In 2002 Simon was involved in a serious car accident sustaining him injuries that prevented him to defend his title, due to this he was stripped of the belt.[1][2]

Simon returned to boxing in March 2007, winning an eight round decision over Stephen Nzuemb, in Namibia. He won a fight against Tanzanian Rashid Mutumla by knockout on 2 December 2010.

Following his release from jail in 2009 Simon launched a comeback, recording several wins over journeyman opposition. In his most recent outing in June 2012, Simon stopped journeyman Ruben Groenewald at 1:23 of the first round after knocking him down twice. Simon weighed over 200 pounds, the heaviest of his career.

Outside the ring[edit]

Simon was involved in two serious car accidents resulting in fatalities. The latest one in late 2002 also saw him seriously injured, and eventually sent to jail.[3] Three Belgian tourists - two adults and a baby - died in the collision with Simon's Mercedes-Benz at Langstrand in November 2002. On 5 August 2005, Simon was given a two-year jail sentence after he was found guilty of "culpable homicide" stemming from the November 2002 car accident that resulted in the deaths of the three people.[4]

On 9 July 2007, Simon began serving his two-year prison sentence for culpable homicide after losing the appeal of his 2005 conviction. Simon did not call any witnesses nor testify in his own behalf during the appeal proceedings, and his conviction and sentence were not overturned.[5] He was released in 2009.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
30 fights 30 wins 0 losses
By knockout 22 0
By decision 8 0
Draws 0
No contests 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
30 Win 30–0 Tanzania Japhet Kaseba TKO 2 (8) Mar 26, 2016 Namibia Helao Nafidi Business Expo Hall,
Helao Nafidi, Ohangwena
29 Win 29–0 Serbia Geard Ajetović UD 12 Sep 28, 2013 Namibia Ramatex Factory,
Windhoek, Khomas
Won vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight title.
28 Win 28–0 Hungary Zoltan Kiss, Jr. TKO 2 (8) 2:33 Jun 29, 2013 Namibia Windhoek Country Club Resort,
Windhoek, Khomas
27 Win 27–0 South Africa Ruben Groenewald TKO 1 (12) 1:23 Jun 23, 2012 Namibia SKW Hall,
Windhoek, Khomas
26 Win 26–0 Tanzania Rashid Matumla KO 1 (10) 1:43 Dec 4, 2010 Namibia OK Parking Lot,
Windhoek, Khomas
25 Win 25–0 Kenya Daniel Wanyonyi TKO 5 (6) Feb 20, 2010 Kenya Simmers Restaurant, Nairobi
24 Win 24–0 Gabon Stephen Nzuemba UD 12 Mar 3, 2007 Namibia Sam Nujoma Stadium,
Windhoek, Khomas
23 Win 23–0 Sweden Armand Krajnc UD 12 Apr 6, 2002 Denmark Circus Building,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Won WBO Middleweight title.
22 Win 22–0 France Hacine Cherifi UD 12 Jul 21, 2001 Puerto Rico Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,
Bayamón
Won Interim WBO Middleweight title.
21 Win 21–0 England Wayne Alexander TKO 5 (12) 2:43 Feb 10, 2001 England Kingsway Leisure Centre,
Widnes, Cheshire
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
20 Win 20–0 United States Rodney Jones MD 12 Sep 23, 2000 Canada Casino Rama,
Rama, Ontario
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
19 Win 19–0 Argentina Enrique Areco TKO 10 (12) Feb 19, 2000 England Goresbrook Leisure Centre,
Dagenham, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
18 Win 18–0 England Kevin Lueshing TKO 3 (12) 2:08 May 1, 1999 England Crystal Palace National Sports Centre,
London, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
17 Win 17–0 United States Winky Wright MD 12 Aug 22, 1998 South Africa Carousel Casino,
Hammanskraal, Gauteng
Won WBO Light middleweight title.
16 Win 16–0 England Kasi Kaihau KO 4 (10) 1:12 Dec 22, 1997 England Ponds Forge,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
15 Win 15–0 England George Richards KO 5 (8) 2:37 Jul 19, 1997 England Wembley Arena,
London, Greater London
14 Win 14–0 Kenya Nick Odore KO 5 (6) 2:37 May 3, 1997 England NYNEX Arena,
Manchester
13 Win 13–0 Uganda John Bosco KO 2 (8) 1:48 Feb 8, 1997 New London Arena,
London, Greater London
12 Win 12–0 United States Anthony Ivory PTS 6 Aug 31, 1996 England Point Theatre,
Dublin, Leinster
11 Win 11–0 England Del Bryan TKO 6 (10) Jul 6, 1996 England NYNEX Arena,
Manchester
10 Win 10–0 England Paul Wesley RTD 4 (8) 3:00 Apr 13, 1996 EnglandWythenshawe Forum,
Manchester
9 Win 9–0 Argentina José María Cabral KO 6 (10) Sep 23, 1995 South Africa Vista University Indoor Centre,
Bloemfontein, Free State
8 Win 8–0 United States Danny Chavez PTS 10 Jul 8, 1995 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
7 Win 7–0 South Africa Ernest Goliath TKO 1 (8) May 12, 1995 South Africa Berea Park Arena,
Pretoria, Gauteng
6 Win 6–0 South Africa Enuel Marshile TKO 5 (8) Mar 15, 1995 South Africa Morula Sun Casino,
Mabopane, Gauteng
5 Win 5–0 South Africa Paul Nhlumayo TKO 2 (6) Dec 21, 1994 South Africa DLI Hall,
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
4 Win 4–0 South Africa Thandekile Boyana TKO 4 Nov 20, 1994 South Africa Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
3 Win 3–0 South Africa Petros Twala TKO 2 (4) Mar 26, 1994 South Africa Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng
2 Win 2–0 South Africa Thabiso Dlamini KO 1 (4) Mar 5, 1994 South Africa Ringwise Boxing Academy,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
1 Win 1–0 South Africa Leon Van Rensburg TKO 1 (4) Jan 26, 1994 South Africa Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng

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Preceded by
Winky Wright
WBO Light Middleweight boxing champion
22 August 1998 – 21 July 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Daniel Santos
Vacant
Title last held by
Jason Matthews
WBO Middleweight Interim Champion
21 July 2001 – 6 April 2002
Unified
Succeeded by
Hector Javier Velazco
Preceded by
Armand Krajnc
WBO Middleweight boxing champion
6 April 2002–July 2003
Stripped