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Omar Sheika

Distinguished Palestinian-American Professional Boxer

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Date of Birth:

1977

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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

Contributions

  • 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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