Mehdi Sahnoune

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Mehdi Sahnoune (born May 5, 1976 in Marseille, France) is a French boxer (182 cm height) at light heavyweight.

Known as "Kounet", Sahnoune turned pro in 1997 and challenged WBA Light Heavyweight Title holder Bruno Girard in 2003, winning the belt by TKO. He lost the belt in his first defense to Silvio Branco later that year. In 2005 he got another shot at a major belt, the WBO Light Heavyweight Title, against Zsolt Erdei, but he lost via TKO in the 12th round.

Criminal charges[edit]

Sahnoune was sentenced to a three-year prison term for allegedly participating in a battery on a man outside a nightclub in Aix-en-Provence, France.[1]


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Preceded by
Bruno Girard
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
8 March 2003 – 10 October 2003
Succeeded by
Silvio Branco