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|Real name||Hocine Khalfi|
|Nickname(s)||"The Casbah Kid" , "Butcher from Oran"|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Born||7 January 1928|
|Died||27 August 2011(aged 83)|
|Wins by KO||16|
Hocine Khalfi (January 7, 1928 – August 27, 2011) (commonly misspelled, "Hoacine") was an Algerian-American boxer from Oran, Algeria. He was orphaned at the age of seven and raised by his aunt. Khalfi, who started boxing at the age of 17, quickly rose through the ranks. He was the featherweight champion of Algeria in 1945. Named "Golden Glove," Hocine found himself in Paris where he began to deliver his first professional battles; He was only 18 years old. Over his 9-year career (1948–1957), Khalfi scored 16 knockouts. His final record was 47-22-7.
Khalfi is best known for his May 1954 defeat of Sandy Saddler in major upset bout. During his career he fought notable fighters such as Cisco Andrade, Ralph Dupas, and Fernando Silva. On March 9, 1956 he was the main event at Madison Square Garden against Ludwig Lightburn. Preoccupied by the birth of his twin daughters, Lallia and Myriam, Khalfi lost the bout. The following day, the New York Journal said that it was the first time in boxing history that a main event was lost due to the birth of twins; The title of the article read: "Khalfi's Pilot Has Twin Alibi".
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Khalfi retired from boxing in 1957, aged 29, due to a recurrent eye ulcer that he sustained in one of his fights. He later became a chef working at such notable places as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel, and Ambassador Hotel (Los Angeles). He lived in Los Angeles, California before moving to France in March, 2008; and later moving back to Algeria.
Khalfi is also survived by his second wife, Zoubida Khalfi who resides in Algeria and Khadi Madama Bakarim with whom he forged a fatherly relationship as his (unofficial)"adopted" daughter.
- "Hocine Khalfi: Un grand boxeur parti en silence". Djazairess. Retrieved 2016-03-30.