Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Egyptian boxer joins American based team

Claire Young

Optimum Sports Agency

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NEW YORK 09 September 2008: Optimum Sports Agency is proud to announce the addition of Ahmed Samir to their stable of fighters.

Egyptian born Ahmed arrived in the United States as part of the Egyptian National boxing team to compete in the 2007 World Amateur Championships in Chicago. Yet before the championships began, Ahmed left the team in search of a new life for himself in the US as a professional prize fighter.

Ahmed has had an extensive amateur career finishing with an outstanding record of 198-13 including 95 international fights with an international record of 85-10

Ahmed represented Egypt with distinction winning gold at such prestigious events as the 2007 All African Games in Algeria, the 2007 Arab Championships in Tunisia and the 2006 Jordan International Championships.

Ahmed had his first professional fight in February of this year at the famous Blue Horizon in Philadelphia winning a unanimous decision against Kamarah Pasley which got his career off to the right start. This was soon followed up with a win against Pedro Martinez in May in which he was unlucky not to get the stoppage win. He dropped his foe twice in the opening round but Martinez was tough and held on to lose a unanimous decision to Ahmed.

Ahmed resides in New York and trains at the renowned Gleason’s gym under the guidance of Dillan Carew who has recently taken over the training duties of Ahmed.

Ahmed is scheduled to fight again on the 26th of September at the Huntington Hilton in Long Island, New York against Andrew Hutchinson.

Ahmed is managed by Optimum Sports Agency’s Damon de Berry, who says “we are delighted to represent Ahmed. He has the right attitude and ability to go a long way at either Cruiserweight or Heavyweight. We have him fighting on the 26th September and then we will look to have him fighting more frequently after that”

Ahmed Samir has just started his professional career and is determined to make it even more successful than his amateur career. Optimum Sports Agency is excited to be a part of this young prospect’s rise and looks forward to showcasing his talents.