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Omar Sheika

Distinguished Palestinian-American Professional Boxer

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Date of Birth:



Paterson, New Jersey, USA

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Why Featured?

Omar Sheika is a renowned former professional boxer and multiple-time super middleweight world title challenger. His achievements in the boxing ring, including being the 1996 United States Amateur Middleweight Champion, have earned him a place in the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. His Palestinian-American heritage and successful boxing career have made him a significant figure in the sports community.

Brief bio

Sheika rose to prominence as a super middleweight boxer with an impressive early record. Known for his orthodox stance, he quickly became a fan favorite and gained recognition for his dynamic fighting style. Throughout his career, Sheika competed at the highest levels in the sport, challenging for world titles multiple times.

Major Milestones


  • 1996: Crowned United States Amateur Middleweight Champion.

  • Late 1990s: Became a well-known figure in the boxing community, frequently appearing on national television.

  • 2000: Achieved a career highlight by narrowly defeating Glen Johnson...See More

  • Multiple Title Challenges: Competed for various 168-pound title belts, although he fell short in each attempt.

  • 2007: Continued to box professionally, including a fourth-round stoppage win over Tiwon Taylor

  • Promising Young Prospect: Emerged as a hot prospect in boxing with notable performances.

  • Fan Favorite: Known for his captivating fights and impressive knockouts, especially at Philadelphia’s famed Blue Horizon.

  • Title Contender: Consistently challenged for world titles in the super middleweight category.

  • Influential Boxer: His career and fighting style have inspired many aspiring boxers, particularly within the Palestinian-American community.

  • Hall of Fame Inductee: His boxing achievements led to his induction into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.

Date of Last Update: 
February 4, 2024

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