Muhammad Rachman

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Muhammad Rachman
Real nameMohamad Rachman Sawaludin bin Suhaimat
  • The Rock Breaker
  • Predator
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Reach23 in (58 cm)
Born (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 47)
Merauke, Papua
Boxing record
Total fights83
Wins by KO35

Mohammad Rachman Sawaluddin bin Suhaimat (born 23 December 1971) is an Indonesian professional boxer. An over twenty-year veteran of the sport, he is a two-time minimumweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2004 to 2007 and the WBA title in 2011.

Professional career[edit]

"The Rock Breaker" (Rachman's nickname) won the IBF World Strawweight Championship by a split decision against Daniel Reyes of Colombia (September 14, 2004 in Jakarta). Rachman got his nickname "The Rock Breaker" after defeating Philippines' IBF high-rated Ernesto "Hard Rock" Rubillar, in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 2003.

On July 7, 2007, Rachman lost his title to Filipino boxer Florante Condes. Condes knocked Rachman down twice in the third and 10th rounds during the 12-round title fight held in the studio of the private RCTI television station in Jakarta. Rachman dominated fight in rounds four, six, seven, eight and nine. Whereas Condes dominated fight in round one, two, three, five and ten. Salven Lagumbay of the Philippines and Montol Suriyachand of Thailand, scored it 114-112 for Condes, while home judge Muhammad Rois gave it 117-113 for Rachman.[1][2]

On 19 April 2011 Rachman knocked out Thai boxer Kwanthai Sithmorseng in the 9th round at Thailand to claim the WBA World Minimumweight title. Rachman was knocked down in the second round but stunned Sithmorseng in the 9th round when he knocked down him with a huge body blow.[3]

On July 30, 2011, Rachman lost the WBA World Minimumweight title to Pornsawan Porpramook in a controversial majority decision, 114-114, 113-115, 114-115.[4]

Rachman is recorded as the fourth Indonesian to win a boxing world title belt, following Ellyas Pical (three-time IBF Jr. Bantamweight Champion, 1985- 1989), Nico Thomas (IBF Strawweight Champion, 1989) and Chris John (WBA Featherweight Champion, 2003-2013).

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
83 fights 65 wins 13 losses
By knockout 35 1
By decision 30 12
Draws 5
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Rachman became a law student at Putra Bangsa University, Indonesia.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Julio de la Basez
Indonesia minimumweight champion
January 10, 1999 – May 2000
Title next held by
Paul Roger
Title last held by
Indonesia light-flyweight champion
July 4, 2000 – September 2000
Title next held by
Vicky Tahumil
New title IBF Pan Pacific minimumweight champion
December 1, 2001 – November 2002
Title next held by
Mateo Handig
New title IBO International light-flyweight champion
February 21, 2014 – December 2014
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Daniel Reyes
IBF minimumweight champion
September 14, 2004 – July 7, 2007
Succeeded by
Florante Condes
Preceded by
Kwanthai Sithmorseng
WBA minimumweight champion
April 19, 2011 – July 30, 2011
Succeeded by
Pornsawan Porpramook