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Ali Raymi

Ali Raymi

Boxing Knockout Artist
Ali Raymi
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Boxing Knockout Artist
A.K.A. TGE (The Greatest Ever)
Was Military personnel Athlete Boxer
From Yemen
Type Military Sports
Gender male
Birth 7 December 1973, Mecca, Hejaz, Emirate of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Death 23 May 2015, Sana'a, Yemen (aged 41 years)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
The details

Biography

Ali Raymi (born Ali Ibrahim Ali Al-Raimi; Arabic: علي الريمي‎; 7 December 1973 – 23 May 2015) was a Yemeni colonel and professional boxer. In boxing he is best known for his fight record of 25 wins and no losses, with all 25 wins by knockout; 22 in the first round.

Raymi lived in Mecca prior to 1991. He died in an explosion, possibly a Saudi airstrike on the Republican Guard positions in Al-Nahdeen district, on 23 May 2015 in Sana'a, aged 41.

Personal life

Ali Raymi won a gold medal in Algeria for the Yemeni military, representing the amateur boxing team, his amateur record was 117-2, all by way of knockout. Stories of Raymi's life including his military career were released by his manager Felix J Arno in an interview with The Ring magazine managing editor Brian Harty.

Boxing career

Yemeni News archives show Raymi started boxing at the late age of 30 representing the Yemeni military, compiling an amateur record of 117-2 (117 KO). He was a Yemeni amateur champion in 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007. It was during this time that Ali Raymi started breaking Yemeni cultural norms by selling alcohol, and participating in private unsanctioned fights for the next 3 years. Raymi grew to have a reputation in Sana'a as a loose cannon.

On 11 November 2013, he set a new world record by winning his first 20 fights as a professional by first-round knockout.

Prince Maz 2014 tetralogy

Prince Maz was the first fighter to extend Ali Raymi outside the first round, repeating the feat in three out of four encounters

  • RTD1, 2014-07-17
  • TKO7, 2014-08-30
  • RTD9, 2014-10-16
  • TKO2, 2014-11-19

Proposed fight against González

Thai undefeated champion Samson Dutch Boy Gym was a no-show at his highly anticipated scheduled fight against Román González (then an undefeated three-division world champion). Despite Ali Raymi's repeated public challenges, even after Luis Concepcion pulled out of the fight vs Román González. Roman González chose to ignore Ali Raymi and take on Rocky Fuentes instead .

Controversies

In December 2013, Raymi was ranked in the top ten by two major boxing sanctioning bodies: seventh by the WBO and ninth by the WBC. Additionally, the IBO had ranked him number one in August 2014, while the WBO improved his ranking to sixth in January 2015, as did the WBA in May 2015. Raymi also offered $100,000 to then-WBA and IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler for a fight in Yemen. The WBA ranked Raymi as #6 Light Flyweight in April 2015 and dropped him five ranking spots to eleventh place, when he died, confusing many fans and writers. Dan Rafael, senior boxing writer at ESPN, criticized the organization for the "utterly and absolutely indefensible" ranking situation. He explained, commenting that Raymi's record was "hollow... considering he fought absolutely nobody of remote recognition or accomplishment as he fashioned that glittering but meaningless mark..."

Professional boxing record

25 fights 25 wins 0 losses
By knockout 25 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
25 Win 25–0 Omar Moxamad KO 1 (12), 0:46 28 Mar 2015 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
24 Win 24–0 Prince Maz TKO 2 (12), 0:27 19 Nov 2014 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen Won IBI and UBO light-flyweight titles
23 Win 23–0 Prince Maz RTD 9 (12), 3:00 16 Oct 2014 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen Won IBI minimumweight title
22 Win 22–0 Prince Maz TKO 7 (12), 1:55 30 Aug 2014 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
21 Win 21–0 Prince Maz RTD 1 (12), 2:55 17 Jul 2014 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
20 Win 20–0 Akram Jawfi KO 1 (12), 1:27 10 Nov 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
19 Win 19–0 Ali Salem TKO 1 (12), 1:02 5 Nov 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
18 Win 18–0 Mustafa Humaidi KO 1 (12), 0:47 1 Nov 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
17 Win 17–0 Omar Awdan KO 1 (12), 1:18 20 Oct 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
16 Win 16–0 Husam Shargabi KO 1 (12), 0:58 11 Oct 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
15 Win 15–0 Yasin Abdulkhalik TKO 1 (12), 2:05 7 Oct 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
14 Win 14–0 Asam Dolbhante KO 1 (12), 1:34 30 Sep 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
13 Win 13–0 Luke Hasan KO 1 (12), 0:26 27 Sep 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
12 Win 12–0 Ali Dridi KO 1 (4), 2:11 14 Jul 2013 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
11 Win 11–0 Salman Umari KO 1 (4), 1:27 7 Jul 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
10 Win 10–0 Yaser Dalbant KO 1 (4), 1:50 4 Jul 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
9 Win 9–0 Ahmed Saeed KO 1 (4), 0:55 30 Jun 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
8 Win 8–0 Farhan Shebana KO 1 (4), 1:45 23 Jun 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
7 Win 7–0 Ahmed Yousifi KO 1 (4), 2:39 11 Jun 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
6 Win 6–0 Ahmad Ciso KO 1 (4), 0:55 30 May 2013 22 May Stadium, Aden, Yemen
5 Win 5–0 Amad Al-Gadsi KO 1 (4), 2:49 6 May 2013 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
4 Win 4–0 Rashad Horun KO 1 (12), 1:12 11 Apr 2011 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
3 Win 3–0 Sabin Juma KO 1 (12), 1:23 30 Mar 2011 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
2 Win 2–0 Hamdan Jaber KO 1 (4), 0:41 5 Mar 2011 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
1 Win 1–0 Hasan Wesabi KO 1 (4), 1:29 25 Jan 2011 Yemen Boxing Federation Gym, Sana'a, Yemen
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