View Full Version : The greatest arab boxer?


AbouHamza
08-12-2010, 12:17 AM
I've seen more great arab boxers in Muay Thai and Kickboxing like Badr Hari, Bouzidi, Dida Diafat and many others. In boxing the only two arab boxers who were great were Hamed and Hamsho. If you have superior boxing knowledge, give me your opinion on who was the best of the two.
Are there other great arab boxers in the history of boxing.

roxy
08-12-2010, 01:45 AM
Hamsho was Syrian does that count as Arab?

Biffen
08-12-2010, 02:36 AM
Marcel Cerdan perhaps?

Miburo
08-12-2010, 03:44 AM
Marcel Cerdan perhaps?

Pretty sure he was French Algerian, not Arab.

Bright-Eyes
08-12-2010, 11:50 AM
Arabs do make up the majority in Algeria,so it's possible that Cerdan was one.Although I always thought Zidane was an arab until a year or two ago.

frankenfrank
08-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Except of Naseem Hamed and Mustafa Hamsho , Ramzi Hassan , Kabary Salem , Mohamed Benguesmia and Ismail Abdoul also came to mind.
I guess their ranking (P4P) will be :
1. Hamed
2. Abdoul
3. Benguesmia
4. Salem
5. Hamsho
6. Hassan

frankenfrank
08-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Arabs do make up the majority in Algeria,so it's possible that Cerdan was one.Although I always thought Zidane was an arab until a year or two ago.

Cerdan was not an Arab. Cerdan was an algerian born Frenchman !
He was fighting Arabs bareknuckle in the alleys of .. [don't remember] when he was a teenager , this is how he learned his trade.
Algeria's population (just like Morocco and Tunis) are Berber which are a mixture of Arabs and the pre Arab occupation population , they are 50% Arabs in their mixture , not in the sense that 50% there are pure Arabs.
And Zidane is not an Arab ? is he a Berber too ? I simply was never interested about him or soccer , don't know even how he looks.

frankenfrank
08-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Hamsho was Syrian does that count as Arab?
Yes it does.

sonnyboyx2
08-15-2010, 04:13 AM
Naseem Hamed & Mustapha Hamsho are about the only 2 Arab boxers i can recall who made it to World level i would go with Naz as the No1

gibo
08-15-2010, 04:50 AM
Naseem Hamed & Mustapha Hamsho are about the only 2 Arab boxers i can recall who made it to World level i would go with Naz as the No1

I agree with that... Hamsho had heart and balls. Hamed had power, skills and movement. What one had the other lacked. Great fighters!!!! Fun to watch!!! Wish Naseem would of stuck around alittle longer. Hamsho's exit from boxing was right on time!!!!