| Brahim Asloum|
Victor Young Perez
| 31 January 1979 (age 36)
Bourgoin-Jallieu, France (1979-01-31) |
Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Light flyweight
Victor Perez, Redouane Asloum, Jean‑Marc Mormeck, Nordine Oubaali, Alexis Vastine
Brahim Asloum (Arabic: إبراهيم اسلوم) born January 31, 1979 in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère) is a French boxer. He won the Light Flyweight Gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Asloum is the former WBA light flyweight world champion.
Defeated Mohamed Rezkalla (Egypt) 12-3
Defeated Brian Viloria (United States) 6-4
Defeated Kim Ki-Suk (South Korea) 12-8
Defeated Maikro Romero (Cuba) 13-12
Defeated Rafael Lozano (Spain) 23-10
Asloum began his professional career in 2001 and went on a streak of 19 consecutive victories to earn a shot at WBA Flyweight Title holder Lorenzo Parra. Parra dominated the fight, dropping Asloum in the 2nd and taking a unanimous decision. On December 8, 2007 he defeated Juan Carlos Reveco to become the WBA Light Flyweight Champion.
Asloum was inactive after the Reveco fight until his return to the ring April 27, 2009. In July 2008, the WBA changed his status from "World Champion" to "Champion in Recess." When he did return to the ring, Asloum knocked out Humberto Pool in the third round of a non-title flyweight bout. On September 6, 2009 Asloum announced his retirement from boxing. Asloum cited his dispute with cable channel Canal Plus as the cause for him to stop boxing. Canal Plus was the promoter of Asloum's fights.
Asloum's Olympic win was France's first Olympic Gold Medal in boxing in 64 years. The last Gold Medal was won at Berlin in 1936, when middleweight Jean Despeaux and light-heavyweight Roger Michelot won their divisions.
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