Maselino Masoe

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Maselino Masoe
BornMaselino Francis Masoe
(1966-06-06) June 6, 1966 (age 52)
Apia, Samoa
ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
NationalityAmerican Samoa
EthnicitySamoan
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight75.5 kg (166 lb; 11 st 12 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight
Reach173 cm (68.1 in)
StanceOrthodox
Professional boxing record
Total36
Wins30
By knockout28
Losses6
By knockout4
Draws0
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec

Maselino Francis Masoe (born June 6, 1966 in Apia, Western Samoa) is a retired Samoan boxer who represented American Samoa at three Olympics starting with the 1988 Summer Olympics. As a professional, Masoe made history becoming the first Samoan boxer to win a major world title, defeating Kenyan born Evans Ashira on May 1, 2004 for the regular WBA world middleweight crown via second round Technical Knockout.[1] He is the brother of rugby player Chris Masoe. Another brother, Mika, also represented American Samoa in boxing at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.

Amateur highlights[edit]

Represented American Samoa as a Welterweight at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games at Seoul. His results were:

  • Round of 64: Defeated Pedro Fria (Dominican Republic) referee stopped contest in first round
  • Round of 32: Defeated Fidele Mohinga (Central African Republic) referee stopped contest in second round
  • Round of 16: Lost to Kenneth Gould (United States) by decision, 0-5

Competed as a Light Middleweight for American Samoa in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games at Barcelona. Results were:

Competed as a Light Middleweight for American Samoa in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games at Atlanta. Results were:

Pro career[edit]

Masoe moved to New Zealand where he began his pro career in 1997 and captured the Vacant WBA Middleweight Title by upsetting undefeated Evans Ashira in 2004. He lost the title to Felix Sturm in 2006.

Professional titles won[edit]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
36 fights 30 wins 6 losses
By knockout 28 4
By decision 2 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Win 30–6 New Zealand Kashif Mumtaz TKO 4 (8), 2:48 19 Mar 2011 New Zealand TelstraClear Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand
35 Loss 29–6 Hungary Károly Balzsay KO 11 (12), 2:07 25 Apr 2009 Germany König Palast, Krefeld, Germany For WBO super middleweight title
34 Win 29–5 Australia Sonni Michel Angelo SD 12 8 Nov 2008 New Zealand ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant WBO Asia-Pacific super middleweight title
33 Win 28–5 New Zealand Paz Viejo TKO 7 (12), 1:01 28 Jun 2008 New Zealand Brewster Recreational Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant NZNBF super middleweight title
32 Loss 27–5 South Africa William Gare TKO 4 (12), 2:59 23 Feb 2008 South Africa Town Hall, Bloemfontein, South Africa For vacant WBF super middleweight title
31 Win 27–4 Thailand Dechapon Suwunnalirt KO 4 (8), 0:41 29 Jun 2007 Australia Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
30 Loss 26–4 United States Randy Griffin UD 12 8 Jul 2006 United States Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri, US
29 Loss 26–3 Germany Felix Sturm UD 12 11 Mar 2006 Germany Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany Lost WBA (Regular) middleweight title
28 Win 26–2 Kenya Evans Ashira TKO 2 (12), 0:44 1 May 2004 United States Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, US Won vacant WBA (Regular) middleweight title
27 Win 25–2 Indonesia Henry Aritonang KO 5 (12) 13 Sep 2003 New Zealand Northland Town Hall, Dargaville, New Zealand Retained PABA middleweight title
26 Win 24–2 South Korea Kwang-Jin Choi KO 5 (12) 13 Apr 2003 New Zealand The Sonic Bar, Auckland, New Zealand Retained PABA middleweight title
25 Win 23–2 New Zealand Hemi Nika KO 3 (8) 14 Dec 2002 New Zealand YMCA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
24 Win 22–2 Fiji Wahid Khan KO 2 (12) 1 Sep 2002 New Zealand Sheepy's Bar, Auckland, New Zealand Retained PABA middleweight title
23 Win 21–2 Fiji Epeli Naua KO 2 (12) 9 May 2002 New Zealand Ocean City Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand Retained PABA middleweight title
22 Win 20–2 Fiji Setefano Vasuibau KO 2 (12) 24 Feb 2002 New Zealand Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand Retained PABA middleweight title
21 Win 19–2 New Zealand Peter Mokomoko TKO 6 (12) 2 Dec 2001 New Zealand Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant PABA middleweight title
20 Loss 18–2 Panama Tito Mendoza TKO 3 (12), 2:47 10 Dec 2000 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin, Illinois, US For vacant NABF middleweight title
19 Win 18–1 United States Sam Hill TKO 2 (10) 21 Oct 2000 United States Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, Mississippi, US
18 Win 17–1 Puerto Rico Lionel Ortíz KO 6 (10) 17 Sep 2000 United States Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, US
17 Win 16–1 Mexico David López KO 3 (8), 2:45 21 Jul 2000 United States Regent Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
16 Win 15–1 United States Tim Shocks TKO 2 (8), 2:27 3 Jun 2000 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
15 Loss 14–1 Panama Santiago Samaniego TKO 5 (10), 3:00 5 Mar 2000 United States New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, US
14 Win 14–0 United States Gerald Coleman TKO 4 (10) 12 Dec 1999 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, US
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Martin Quiroz TKO 1 (4) 20 Nov 1999 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, US
12 Win 12–0 Fiji Paula Tuilau KO 1 (12) 28 May 1999 New Caledonia Omnisports Stadium, Nouméa, New Caledonia Retained OBA middleweight title
11 Win 11–0 Australia Emmanuel Otti KO 3 (12) 6 Mar 1999 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Retained IBF Pan-Pacific super middleweight title
10 Win 10–0 Australia Abel Parker PTS 12 7 Nov 1998 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant IBF Pan-Pacific super middleweight title
9 Win 9–0 Vanuatu Phil Kating KO 2 (10) 4 Sep 1998 Vanuatu National Basketball Stadium, Port Vila, Vanuatu
8 Win 8–0 Fiji Kolianisi Vasu TKO 4 (10) 18 Jul 1998 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
7 Win 7–0 Australia Brad Mayo TKO 8 (10) 21 Feb 1998 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant OBA middleweight title
6 Win 6–0 Australia Ian McLeod TKO 5 (10) 30 Nov 1997 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
5 Win 5–0 Australia Jamie Wallace TKO 4 (10) 19 Oct 1997 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
4 Win 4–0 New Zealand Joseph Polu KO 2 (8) 8 Aug 1997 New Zealand Papatoetoe Reception Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
3 Win 3–0 New Zealand Norm Graham KO 3 (8) 25 May 1997 New Zealand Downtown Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
2 Win 2–0 New Zealand Shane Bishop TKO 2 (8) 11 May 1997 New Zealand SkyCity, Auckland, New Zealand
1 Win 1–0 New Zealand Falegana Fale Collins KO 1 (6) 30 Mar 1997 New Zealand ABA Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Jessup (2017-05-03). "Boxing: South Auckland welder claims world middleweight title". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 2017-04-15.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
William Joppy
WBA Middleweight Champion
Regular Title

May 1, 2004 – March 11, 2006
Succeeded by
Felix Sturm
Olympic Games
Preceded by
None
Flagbearer for  American Samoa
Seoul 1988
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Lisa Misipeka