Sinan Şamil Sam

Sinan Şamil Sam
Statistics
Real name Sinan Şamil Sam
Nickname(s) Bull of the Bosphorus
Weight(s) heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Reach 76 in (193.0 cm)
Nationality Turkish
German
Born (1974-06-23)23 June 1974
Frankfurt, West Germany
Died 30 October 2015(2015-10-30) (aged 41)
Istanbul, Turkey
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 31
Wins by KO 16
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Sinan Şamil Sam (23 June 1974 – 30 October 2015) was a Turkish heavyweight professional boxer. As a professional boxer, Sam won the EBU, World Boxing Council and WBC Mediterranean titles in the heavyweight division. According to his former managers, Sam died after battling liver and kidney failure.

Amateur career

Sinan Şamil Sam won Turkish Amateur Boxing Championship nine times.

Highlights

2nd, silver medalist(s) Junior European Championships (Middleweight), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992:

1st, gold medalist(s) Junior World Championships (Light Heavyweight), Montreal, Canada, 1992.

2nd, silver medalist(s) European Championships (Light Heavyweight), Bursa, Turkey, 1993.

3rd, bronze medalist(s) World Military Games (Heavyweight), Ariccia, Italy, 1995:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) World Championships (Heavyweight), Berlin, Germany, 1995:

3rd, bronze medalist(s) European Championships (Super Heavyweight), Minsk, Belarus, 1998.

1st, gold medalist(s) World Championships (Super Heavyweight), Houston, Texas, 1999.

Professional career

Sam, known as "Bull of the Bosphorus", turned professional in 2000. He won his first 18 fights, including victories over Przemyslaw Saleta, Danny Williams, and Julius Francis.[1]

In 2003, he suffered his first professional defeat to Juan Carlos Gómez and lost the following fight against Luan Krasniqi.

In 2005, he beat Lawrence Clay Bey to set up a fight with Oleg Maskaev, a fight which he lost on points by unanimous decision. After the loss to Maskaev he defeated Saul Montana in 2006, but then lost a WBC eliminator to Oliver McCall in June 2007.[1]

After three more victories against limited opponents he fought Paolo Vidoz on July 4, 2008; he won the fight by majority decision.

Professional boxing record

31 Wins (16 knockouts, 15 decisions), 4 Losses, 0 Draws[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 31–4 Italy Paolo Vidoz MD 12 2008-07-04 Turkey Büyük Anadolu Hotel, Ankara, Turkey Won EBU Heavyweight title. Retained WBC Mediterranean Heavyweight title.
Win 30–4 Montenegro Ratko Draskovic TKO 3 (12), 1:53 2008-03-14 Germany Zenith – Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Bayern, Germany Retained WBC Mediterranean Heavyweight title.
Win 29–4 Egypt Mazur Ali PTS 3 (12), 1:53 2008-02-15 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Retained WBC Mediterranea Heavyweight title.
Win 28–4 Croatia Ivica Perkovic UD 3 (12), 1:53 2007-10-19 Germany Estrel Convention Centre, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany Won WBC Mediterranean Heavyweight title.
Loss 27–4 United States Oliver McCall UD 12 2007-06-16 Turkey Atatürk Sport Hall, Ankara, Turkey Lost WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 27–3 Australia Bob Mirovic UD 3 (12), 1:53 2006-11-10 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Retained WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 26–3 Mexico Saul Montana UD 3 (12), 1:53 2006-07-29 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 25–3 Brazil George Arias UD 3 (12), 1:53 2006-04-08 Germany Ostseehalle, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Won WBC International Heavyweight title.
Loss 24–3 Uzbekistan Oleg Maskaev UD 12 2005-11-12 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany Lost WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 24–2 Uganda Okello Peter UD 3 (12), 1:53 2005-06-11 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern, Germany Retained WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 23–2 United States Lawrence Clay Bey UD 9 (12), 2:01 2005-02-12 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany Retained WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 22–2 Russia Denis Bakhtov TKO 10 (12) 0:48 2004-11-20 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern, Germany Won WBC International Heavyweight title.
Win 21–2 Belarus Siarhei Dychkou TKO 5 (10), 1:28 2004-09-04 Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 20–2 United States Doug Liggion KO 2 (12), 2:04 2004-07-24 Germany Brandenburg Halle, Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg, Germany
Win 19–2 Latvia Edgars Kalnars KO 7 (12), ? 2004-06-05 Germany Chemnitz Arena, Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Loss 18–2 Germany Luan Krasniqi UD (12) 2004-02-14 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Lost EBU Heavyweight title.EBU Heavyweight Title. 115-113, 116-113, 114-114.}
Loss 18–1 Cuba Juan Carlos Gómez UD 9 (12), 1:29 2003-09-27 United States HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, United States
Win 18–0 England Julius Francis TKO 12 2003-04-26 Germany Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Retained EBU Heavyweight title.
Win 17–0 England Danny Williams TKO 8 (12), 2:08 2003-02-08 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany Retained EBU Heavyweight title.
Win 16–0 Poland Przemysław Saleta TKO 1 (12), 0:45 2002-10-12 Germany Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Won EBU Heavyweight title.
Win 15–0 Poland Roman Bugaj KO 2 (10), 2:55 2002-07-20 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
Win 14–0 United States Thomas Williams KO 2 (10), 1:09 2002-03-16 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Win 13–0 United States Chris Isaac PTS 3 (6), 3:00 2001-12-08 Germany König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Win 12–0 Cameroon Henry Kolle Njume TKO 1 (6), 1:36 2001-11-03 Germany Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
Win 11–0 Montenegro Ratko Draskovic PTS 5 (12), 2:53 2001-09-29 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany]]
Win 10–0 Ukraine Yuriy Yelistratov PTS 3 (8), 2:46 2001-07-21 Germany Tivoli Eissporthalle, Aachen, Germany
Win 9–0 Ukraine Stanyslav Tovkachov TKO 1 (6) 2001-06-16 Hungary Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary
Win 8–0 France Denis Edwige TKO 1 (10) 2001-05-05 Germany Volkswagen Halle, Braunschweig, Germany
Win 7–0 United States Willie Chapman PTS 4 (6) 2001-02-10 Germany Estrel Convention Centre, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Win 6–0 United States Bradley Rone KO 1 (6) 2000-12-05 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Win 5–0 Slovakia Vlado Szabo TKO 1 (6), 0:54 2000-10-14 Germany Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
Win 4–0 Argentina Eduardo Antonio Carranza PTS 2 (4), 2:09 2000-10-01 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Win 3–0 Czech Republic Daniel Jerling PTS 1 (6), 2:42 2000-06-23 Hungary FTC Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
Win 2–0 Hungary Alex Kosztopulosz PTS 4 (4), 0:54 2000-05-06 Germany Swissôtel, Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 1–0 Slovakia Frantisek Sumina KO 2 (4), 3:00 2000-04-15 Germany Preussag Arena, Hanover, Germany Sinan Samil Sam professional debut.

References

  1. ^ a b c Boxrec. "Sinan Samil Sam". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 5 January 2009.

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