Manuel Charr: the power of the spirit always gives the result
+ How often in life are the situations whentalented people can not be fully realized because of the banal bureaucracy. Of course, no one argues with the fact that the law should be respected. However, there are times when it comes to refugees who do not have the financial ability to formalize the entire package of documents for a normal life in a new country for themselves. With such problems in his time faced a talented boxer of modernity called Manuel Charr. About his fate and sporting achievements, we'll talk in this article.
Former challenger for the crown in the heavyweightwas born in Beirut on October 10, 1984, but after a while his family moved to Syria, a city called Homs. In 1987, Manuel Charr remains without a father who was killed during the fighting. As the family was left with little or no means of livelihood, the mother decided to flee to Germany. By the way, the family has many children. She has six children.
Life in Europe
Because the family was in the Old Worldillegally, then the work of all its members had problems. In many respects, in connection with this, Manuel Charr began to actively train and act on the rules of boxing, Thai boxing, kickboxing. And it should be noted that in these single combats the guy achieved very good successes, becoming the champion of Germany, Europe, and even having won the Grand Prix K-1 in the Netherlands. After that, the fighter had ten fights in amateurs, but his further development as an athlete was limited due to forged documents.
While training in the hall named after Max Schmeling, ManuelCharr was noticed by Ulli Wegner, thanks to which he began to work as a sparring partner for famous boxers. For the sake of fairness, we note that Charra did a good job of boxing, and he decided to switch to professional boxing, explaining this by the fact that this sport opens wide enough prospects both in terms of fame and income.
But here a problem arose: the fighter did not have permission documents in order to earn in this way on the territory of Germany. In this regard, his promoter Wilfried Sauerland offered the boxer a three-year contract, but with a "freeze" of prizes until the situation with the package of documents. Manuel spent seven fights for a negligible amount of money - 35 euros a day, but he did not think to stop, but it so happened that he was imprisoned for ten months. The whole fault was a fight. In conclusion, the athlete behaved roughly, conducting training with prisoners.
Again in the ring
After serving his sentence, Charr returns to boxing. And already in his 11th fight goes into the square of the ring against the unbeaten at that time representative of Nigeria Gbenga Oloukuna. Manuel Charra's fight lasted only seven rounds and ended with his victory by knockout.
Also in the asset of a naturalized German were victories over the famous Bahamian boxer named Sherman Williams and Jamaican Owen Beck.
It is impossible not to mention the victory over the strongmiddle peasants Robert Hawkins and Zach Page. After these victories, Charr went to fight in the ring against an even more serious rival - Englishman Danny Williams, who at one time was even a contender for the title. Manuel defeated the British by TKO in the seventh round.
In 2012, our hero himself became a promoter and began organizing fights, in one of which he defended his belt against Taras Bidenko.
Confrontation with Klitschko
In the spring of 2012, a contract was signed forthe fight Vitali Klitschko - Manuel Charr. The duel was supposed to take place in the capital of Ukraine in the arena of the sports complex "Olympic". However, during preparation, some difficulties arose, and the place of the battle had to be transferred to Moscow.
On September 8, 2012 the boxers came face-to-face. The fight was very active. But already in the second round the challenger was knocked down, and in the fourth three minutes after the left cross from Klitschko at Manuel opened the strongest dissection. After examining the injured doctor, it was decided to stop the fight. Thus, the battle of Manuel Charr - Klitschko ended in victory last.
Continuation of career
After the title fight the German did not finish performing at a high level and continued to fight with quite serious opponents.
So, he managed to knock out already in the first round of a strong Constantine Ayrich, who before the fight with Charr went through all rounds with Solis and Glazkov.
In early 2013, Manuel won an early victory over the Turk Yakup Saglam. Note that this battle Charr came out with a lot of excess weight, but in the end it did not prevent him from winning.
In the same year, Charr defeated the Ukrainian AlexeiMazikin and the Russian Denis Bakhtov. Also planned a fight against David Haye, but the Briton was forced to withdraw from the battle even before it began because of a hand injury.
In 2014, Manuel fought with Alexander Povetkin and lost to him by knockout in the seventh round, being the entire fight in passive defense.