Ossie Duran

Ossie "The Ghanaian Gladiator" Duran (born 23 April 1977 in Accra) is a Ghanaian professional boxer, whose career has spanned over 3 decades (1990's/2000's/2010's).

Ossie Duran
Real nameOsumanu Yahaya
Nickname(s)The Ghanaian Gladiator
Light welterweight
Light middleweight
Super middleweight
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
Born (1977-04-23) 23 April 1977 (age 43)
Accra, Ghana
Boxing record
Total fights42
Wins28 (KO 11)
Losses11 (KO 2)

He has won the Ghanaian lightweight title, World Boxing Federation (WBF) Pan-European welterweight title, WBF European Welterweight Title, United States Boxing Association (USBA) Atlantic Coast Region middleweight title, Commonwealth welterweight title, and Commonwealth light middleweight title, drew with Eromosele Albert[1] for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Continental Africa light middleweight title, and was a challenger for the Commonwealth lightweight title against David Tetteh, World Boxing Organization (WBO) North American Boxing Organization (NABO) middleweight title against Fernando Guerrero, and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver middleweight title against Avtandil Khurtsidze.[2]

His professional fighting weight varied from 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb), (lightweight) to 161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb), (super middleweight).[3]

He is trained by Lenny DeJesus.[4]


  1. ^ "Eromosele Albert - Boxer". boxrec.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Avtandil Khurtsidze - Boxer". boxrec.com. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Ossie Duran - Boxer". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Biography at boxrec.com". boxrec.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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