Mustafa Hamsho

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Mustafa Hamsho
Statistics
Real name Mustafa Hamsho
Nickname(s) Rocky Estafire
Rated at Middleweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Syria Syrian
Born (1953-10-10) October 10, 1953 (age 63)
Latakia
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 44
Wins by KO 28
Losses 5
Draws 2

Mustafa Hamsho (Arabic: مصطفى حمشو‎‎; born 10 October 1953) is a retired Assyrian/Syriac boxer who never won a world title, but fought some big names in his career. Though he was not a winner in all of those fights, he did some things to make every one of his fights interesting and controversial in some regard. The Syrian Slugger racked up a winning record in the late 1970s, defeated Wilford Scypion in 1979[1] and former world middleweight champion Alan Minter in 1981[2] to get a shot at then-champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler in October of that year, but showed no respect for the champion during their matchup - or at least for the time it lasted. Hagler methodically used right jabs and right crosses to bust up Hamsho's face (which needed 55 stitches) until the fight was stopped on cuts in the 11th.

Hamsho continued to fight, defeating Curtis Parker, future world champion Bobby Czyz, and former three-division world champion Wilfred Benítez during 1982 and 1983, then received a return visit to take on Hagler in a rematch in October 1984 in NYC's Madison Square Garden. After Hamsho tried to play rough in the early going, Hagler ended things early this time by flooring Hamsho twice in the third round (the second knockdown produced by a Floyd Patterson-like hook), thus forcing Hamsho's trainer to jump in and stop the fight. Hamsho would continue to fight, with the biggest name on his list being Donny Lalonde, who decisioned Hamsho in the spring of 1987 and would then go on to become light heavyweight champion later that year. Hamsho's career would then peter out over the next few years.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
51 fights 44 wins 5 losses
By knockout 28 3
By decision 16 2
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location
Win 5-7-1 Jamaica Wesley Reid TKO 5 10/11/1989 United States Callicoon, New York, United States
Loss 22-0 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani TKO 1 05/12/1987 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 2-6-1 United States Reggie Barnes TKO 3 10/08/1987 United States Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Loss 28-2 Canada Donny Lalonde UD 12 07/05/1987 United States New York City, United States For WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 14-12 United States Jimmy Shavers PTS 10 13/11/1986 United States New York City, United States
Win 8-1 United States Richard Burton TKO 7 14/08/1986 United States New York City, United States
Win 2-6 United States Ernie White KO 4 20/05/1986 United States New York City, United States
Win 5-11 Puerto Rico Miguel Rosa TKO 8 28/06/1985 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 59-2-2 United States Marvin Hagler TKO 3 19/10/1984 United States New York City, United States For WBC/WBA/IBF The Ring and Lineal Middleweight Titles
Win 19-4-1 Jamaica Alexis Shakespeare TKO 5 30/03/1984 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 45-2-1 Puerto Rico Wilfred Benitez UD 12 16/07/1983 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 5-8 United States Gil Rosario KO 3 03/06/1983 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 20-0 United States Bobby Czyz UD 10 20/11/1982 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-5 United States Gil Rosario TKO 3 22/05/1982 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 19-3 United States Curtis Parker PTS 10 13/03/1982 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 52-2-2 United States Marvin Hagler TKO 11 03/10/1981 United States Rosemont, Illinois, United States For WBC/WBA The Ring and Lineal Middleweight Titles
Win 39-7 United Kingdom Alan Minter SD 10 06/06/1981 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17-1 United States Curtis Parker SD 10 15/02/1981 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 39-15-1 United States Rudy Robles UD 10 25/11/1980 United States New York City, United States
Win 15-4-2 United States Bob Patterson KO 4 24/09/1980 United States Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-0 United States Wilford Scypion DQ 10 15/06/1980 United States Clarkston, Michigan, United States
Win 15-6-1 United States Reggie Jones TKO 6 29/03/1980 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-5 United States Barry Hill TKO 1 04/10/1979 United States North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-15-1 Dominican Republic Fermin Guzman KO 7 19/09/1979 United States New York City, United States
Win 27-5-2 United States Leo Saenz KO 6 17/07/1979 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-24-2 Puerto Rico Domingo Ortiz TKO 7 27/06/1979 United States Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Win 14-23-2 Puerto Rico Domingo Ortiz KO 8 26/04/1979 United States North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-14-5 United States Tyrone Freeman TKO 1 11/04/1979 United States White Plains, New York, United States
Win 5-24-1 United States Winston Noel KO 2 15/03/1979 United States North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Win 33-11-2 United States Irish Pat Murphy TKO 3 27/01/1979 United States Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-8 United States Don Johnson TKO 6 01/12/1978 United States Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 17-8-1 United States Eddie Parks TKO 2 28/10/1978 United States Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 31-4-1 United States Bobby Watts TKO 6 21/09/1978 United States Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-2-1 United States Frank Moore TKO 2 28/06/1978 United States Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 18-3 United States Rocky Mosley, Jr. PTS 8 21/01/1978 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4-4 United States Antonio Adame PTS 10 09/11/1977 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3-2 United States Gil Rosario PTS 6 27/09/1977 United States West New York, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-6 United States Archie "Bunker" Andrews PTS 6 23/06/1977 United States Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 0-5 United States Lorenzo Howard KO 1 20/05/1977 United States Binghamton, New York, United States
Win 4-6 United States Lester Camper PTS 8 29/04/1977 United States Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win -- United States Bernard McLean PTS 8 29/10/1976 United States Sunnyside, Queens New York, United States
Win -- United States Benji Goldstone PTS 4 02/10/1976 United States Utica, New York, United States
Win 6-7-1 United States Cove Green TKO 4 11/09/1976 United States Utica, New York, United States
Draw 6-4 United States Reggie Jones PTS 8 16/08/1976 United States Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win 6-29-2 United States Roger Phillips KO 2 26/06/1976 United States Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Win 16-11 United States Charlie Small PTS 6 08/05/1976 United States Utica, New York, United States
Win 3-9-1 Argentina Carlos Novotny TKO 3 28/04/1976 United States Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win 8-8 United States Richie Villanueva KO 3 14/04/1976 United States Sunnyside, Queens, New York, United States
Win 5-14-2 United States Joe Houston KO 2 21/11/1975 United States Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Draw 1-0 United States Danny McNevin PTS 4 23/10/1975 United States Binghamton, New York, United States
Loss -- United States Pat Cuillo PTS 6 23/08/1975 United States Binghamton, New York, United States

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxing not game to Wilford Scypion". Star-News (Associated Press). May 26, 1983. 
  2. ^ http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/3245/tough-tough-guy-named-mustafa-hamsho/