Ramadan Yasser

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Ramadan Yasser
Beijing 2008 - Beijing Workers Gymnasium2.jpg
Ramadan Yasser (in red) v. Ramazan Magomedov (BLR)
Personal information
Full nameRamadan Yasser Abdel Ghaffar
Nationality Egypt
Born (1980-07-19) July 19, 1980 (age 38)
Gharbîya el-Saqriya, Al-Wadi Al-Jadid
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classLight Heavyweight

Ramadan Yasser Abdel Ghaffar (Arabic: ياسر رمضان عبد الغفار‎; born July 19, 1980 in Gharbîya el-Saqriya, Al-Wadi Al-Jadid) is a boxer from Egypt.

Career[edit]

Yasser won the gold medal in the men's middleweight division at the 1999 All-Africa Games and went to the Olympics 2000 where he lost his first match 7:8 to Korea's Im Jung-Bin. In 2003, he repeated his win at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria.

Yasser also participated at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native North African country. There, he was beaten in the quarterfinals of the middleweight (– 75 kg) division by Kazakhstan's world champion and eventual runner-up Gennady Golovkin.

In 2007, he won the All Africa Games as a light heavyweight. Yasser reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Chicago, fighting in the Light Heavyweight (81 kg) division. After having a bye in the first round, Yasser then defeated Jack Badou of Sweden (PTS 18:9) in the Preliminaries, and PanAm champion Eleider Alvarez of Colombia (KO R4 1:10) in the Round of 16, both of whom also had a bye in the first round before losing to Daugirdas Semiotas on points 9:18.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was upset by Abdelhafid Benchabla: 6:13.

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