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Mahmoud Omeirat Charr (Arabic: محمود عميرات شار; born 10 October 1984), also known as Manuel Charr, is a Lebanese-born German professional boxer of Syrian descent. He has held the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title since 2017 and challenged for the WBC heavyweight title in 2012. In 2015, he was shot four times in the stomach after confronting an internet troll in a German fast-food restaurant. Charr underwent double-hip replacement surgery in May 2017.
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Born||10 October 1984|
|Wins by KO||17|
Early life and careerEdit
Mahmoud started his martial arts career with Thai boxing at the age of 17. Two years later he became the youngest ever German Champion in Muay Thai. In 2005 he became the German Champion and the European Champion in Thai-Boxing at the age of 19. Due to his track record in Thai-Boxing, in 2000 Mahmoud was invited to a training camp for professional boxers at the famous Max Schmeling Gym in Berlin. Here his professional boxing career started under the supervision of the famous German boxing coach Ulli Wegner.
- 2002 TeutoCup Champion (Germany)
- 2003 District Champion (Germany)
- 2004 Westfahlen Champion (Germany)
- 2004 Western German Champion
Charr turned up during the post-fight press conference of the David Haye-Derek Chisora fight on July 14 (Haye won via TKO in the 5th round) in order to challenge Haye, after promising to defeat Klitschko in September.
Klitschko won the fight via TKO when Charr had to be stopped due to a cut received from Vitali's punches. Charr strongly protested the stoppage but the decision stayed giving Charr the first defeat of his professional career.
Manuel Charr vs David HayeEdit
Charr was due to fight David Haye at Manchester Arena on 29 June 2013. However, Haye pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury and decided to fight Tyson Fury instead on September 28. That bout was also cancelled.
Mahmoud Charr was born in Lebanon in 1984 to a Lebanese mother and a Syrian father. His father died in Lebanese Civil War. In 1989 when he was five years old, he and his family fled to Germany where he grew up in Essen. Now Charr lives in Cologne. He has suffered chronic hip pain most of his adult life and has had both hips replaced.
In 2015, an altercation at a kebab shop in Essen led to a drive-by shooting which left Charr shot four times in the abdomen and forced to undergo emergency surgery that night to save his life. Charr was dining with rapper Kay One at the time of the incident, which occurred following an argument with an online troll who had been abusing the boxer for some weeks. The perpetrator, whom Charr identified to police, turned himself in to police.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|35 fights||31 wins||4 losses|
|35||Win||31–4||Alexander Ustinov||UD||12||25 Nov 2017||König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany||Won vacant WBA (Regular) heavyweight title|
|34||Win||30–4||Sefer Seferi||UD||10||17 Sep 2016||EWS Arena, Göppingen, Germany||Won vacant WBA International heavyweight title|
|33||Win||29–4||Andrei Mazanik||TKO||7 (8), 2:08||4 Jun 2016||Autohaus Duerkop, Kassel, Germany|
|32||Loss||28–4||Mairis Briedis||KO||5 (10), 2:55||22 Aug 2015||Akhmat-Arena, Grozny, Russia|
|31||Win||28–3||Alex Leapai||UD||10||22 May 2015||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Russia|
|30||Loss||27–3||Johann Duhaupas||MD||10||10 Apr 2015||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Russia|
|29||Win||27–2||Michael Grant||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||24 Oct 2014||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Germany|
|28||Loss||26–2||Alexander Povetkin||KO||7 (12), 1:09||30 May 2014||Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia||For vacant WBC International heavyweight title|
|27||Win||26–1||Kevin Johnson||UD||10||12 Apr 2014||Telekom Dome, Bonn, Germany|
|26||Win||25–1||Dennis Bakhtov||RTD||5 (12), 3:00||19 Oct 2013||Messehalle, Leipzig, Germany||Retained WBC International Silver, WBC Baltic, and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight titles;|
Won vacant WBC CIS, and Slovac Boxing Bureau (CISBB) heavyweight titles
|25||Win||24–1||Oleksiy Mazikin||KO||3 (12), 2:10||15 Jun 2013||Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany||Retained WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight titles|
|24||Win||23–1||Yakup Saglam||RTD||2 (12), 3:00||22 Feb 2013||Galaţi Skating Rink, Galaţi, Romania||Retained WBC International Silver heavyweight title|
|23||Win||22–1||Konstantin Airich||KO||1 (12), 0:44||22 Dec 2012||Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany||Won vacant WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean heavyweight titles|
|22||Loss||21–1||Vitali Klitschko||TKO||4 (12), 2:04||8 Sep 2012||Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Russia||For WBC heavyweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Taras Bidenko||UD||12||30 Mar 2012||Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany||Retained WBC International Silver heavyweight title|
|20||Win||20–0||Marcelo Luiz Nascimento||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||18 Nov 2011||Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany||Won vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title|
|19||Win||19–0||Serdar Uysal||DQ||1 (6), 1:28||3 Sep 2011||Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany|
|18||Win||18–0||Danny Williams||TKO||7 (8), 1:16||25 Jun 2011||Lanxess-Arena, Cologne, Germany|
|17||Win||17–0||Jonathan Pasi||TKO||5 (8), 2:58||19 Feb 2011||Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany|
|16||Win||16–0||Zack Page||MD||8||4 Dec 2010||Sport Center, Schwerin, Germany|
|15||Win||15–0||Robert Hawkins||RTD||5 (8), 3:00||19 Nov 2010||Universum Gym, Hamburg, Germany|
|14||Win||14–0||Owen Beck||TKO||10 (10), 2:44||9 Jan 2010||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany|
|13||Win||13–0||Sherman Williams||UD||10||10 Oct 2009||Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany|
|12||Win||12–0||Ramon Hayes||TKO||3 (8), 0:42||6 Jun 2009||Koenig Arena, Oberhausen, Germany|
|11||Win||11–0||Gbenga Oloukun||KO||7 (8), 1:29||25 Apr 2009||König Palast, Krefeld, Germany|
|10||Win||10–0||Adnan Serin||UD||6||31 May 2008||Burg-Waechter, Düsseldorf, Germany|
|9||Win||9–0||Edgars Kalnārs||UD||4||19 Apr 2008||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany|
|8||Win||8–0||Aleksandrs Selezens||UD||4||5 Apr 2008||Burg-Waechter, Düsseldorf, Germany|
|7||Win||7–0||Pedro Carrion||MD||8||13 May 2006||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany|
|6||Win||6–0||Radovan Kuca||KO||1 (6), 1:35||8 Apr 2006||Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany|
|5||Win||5–0||Stefan Baumann||TKO||1 (6), 0:38||28 Jan 2006||Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany|
|4||Win||4–0||Valentin Marinel||KO||2 (4), 0:40||16 Jul 2005||Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Germany|
|3||Win||3–0||Özcan Cetinkaya||UD||4||11 Jun 2005||Big Box, Kempten, Germany|
|2||Win||2–0||Nandor Kovacs||TKO||2 (4)||28 May 2005||Lugner City, Vienna, Austria|
|1||Win||1–0||David Vicena||UD||4||14 May 2005||Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany|
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- "Manuel Charr changes name back to Mahmoud, signs new promoter deal". WorldBoxingNews.com.
- "Vitali Klitschko beats Manuel Charr in four rounds". www.bbc.co.uk. 8 September 2012.
- "Alekseev Beats Wilson, Charr KO's Saglam, Hammer Wins - Boxing News". boxingscene.com.
- "Boxen: Positiver Dopingtest - WM-Kampf von Weltmeister Charr abgesagt". Spiegel Online. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
- "David Haye to fight Manuel Charr at Manchester Arena in June". www.bbc.co.uk. 28 April 2013.
|Regional boxing titles|
|New title|| WBC International Silver
18 November 2011 – July 2014
Title next held byEdmund Gerber
Title next held byAndrzej Wawrzyk
| WBC Baltic
21 December 2012 – June 2013
Title next held byArtur Szpilka
Title last held byErkan Teper
| WBC Mediterranean
21 December 2012 – March 2014
Title next held byAgit Kabayel
Title last held byAndrzej Wawrzyk
| WBC CIS & Slovac Boxing Bureau (CISBB)
19 October 2013 – July 2015
Title next held byApti Davtaev
Title next held byEugene Hill
| WBA International
17 September 2016 – December 2017
Title next held byJohann Duhaupas
|World boxing titles|
Title last held byRuslan Chagaev
| WBA heavyweight champion
25 November 2017 – Present