Harry Simon (boxer)

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Harry Simon (boxer)
Real name Harry Simon
Nickname(s) The Terminator
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 42)
Walvis Bay, South West Africa
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 29
Wins by KO 21
Losses 0
Draws 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 striped off 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. He defended it 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]

29 Wins (21 knockouts), 0 Losses[6]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Serbia Geard Ajetović N/A - (12) 2014–08–09 Walvis Bay, Erongo Defending IBF International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 29–0 Serbia Geard Ajetović UD 12 2013–09–28 Ramatex Factory,
Windhoek, Khomas
Won vacant IBF International Light Heavyweight title.
Win 28–0 Hungary Zoltan Kiss, Jr. TKO 2 (8)
2013–06–29 Windhoek Country Club Resort,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 27–0 South Africa Ruben Groenewald TKO 1 (12)
2012–06–23 SKW Hall,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 26–0 Tanzania Rashid Matumla KO 1 (10)
2010–12–04 OK Parking Lot,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 25–0 Kenya Daniel Wanyonyi TKO 5 (6) 2010–02–20 Simmers Restaurant, Nairobi
Win 24–0 Gabon Stephen Nzuemba UD 12 2007–03–03 Sam Nujoma Stadium,
Windhoek, Khomas
Win 23–0 Sweden Armand Krajnc UD 12 2002–04–06 Circus Building,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Won WBO Middleweight title.
Win 22–0 France Hacine Cherifi UD 12 2001–07–21 Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez,
Won Interim WBO Middleweight title.
Win 21–0 England Wayne Alexander TKO 5 (12)
2001–02–10 Kingsway Leisure Centre,
Widnes, Cheshire
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 20–0 United States Rodney Jones MD 12 2000–09–23 Casino Rama,
Rama, Ontario
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 19–0 Argentina Enrique Areco TKO 10 (12) 2000–02–19 Goresbrook Leisure Centre,
Dagenham, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 18–0 England Kevin Lueshing TKO 3 (12)
1999–05–01 Crystal Palace National Sports Centre,
London, Greater London
Retained WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 17–0 United States Winky Wright MD 12 1998–08–22 Carousel Casino,
Hammanskraal, Gauteng
Won WBO Light middleweight title.
Win 16–0 England Kasi Kaihau KO 4 (10)
1997–12–13 Ponds Forge,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Win 15–0 England George Richards KO 5 (8)
1997–07–19 Wembley Arena,
London, Greater London
Win 14–0 Kenya Nick Odore KO 5 (6)
1997–05–03 NYNEX Arena,
Win 13–0 Uganda John Bosco KO 2 (8)
1997–02–08 New London Arena,
London, Greater London
Win 12–0 United States Anthony Ivory PTS 6 1996–08–31 Point Theatre,
Dublin, Leinster
Win 11–0 England Del Bryan TKO 6 (10) 1996–07–06 NYNEX Arena,
Win 10–0 England Paul Wesley RTD 4 (8) 1996–04–13 Wythenshawe Forum,
Win 9–0 Argentina José María Cabral KO 6 (10) 1995–09–23 Vista University Indoor Centre,
Bloemfontein, Free State
Win 8–0 United States Danny Chavez PTS 10 1995–07–08 Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 7–0 South Africa Ernest Goliath TKO 1 (8) 1995–05–12 Berea Park Arena,
Pretoria, Gauteng
Win 6–0 South Africa Enuel Marshile TKO 5 (8) 1995–03–15 Morula Sun Casino,
Mabopane, Gauteng
Win 5–0 South Africa Paul Nhlumayo TKO 2 (6) 1994–12–21 DLI Hall,
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Win 4–0 South Africa Thandekile Boyana TKO 4 1994–11–20 Wembley Indoor Arena,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 3–0 South Africa Petros Twala TKO 2 (4) 1994–03–26 Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng
Win 2–0 South Africa Thabiso Dlamini KO 1 (4) 1994–03–05 Ringwise Boxing Academy,
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Win 1–0 South Africa Leon Van Rensburg TKO 1 (4) 1994–01–26 Indoor Centre,
Springs, Gauteng


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