Undefeated Lebanese/German Boxer Shot by Her Stepfather Prior Title Defense

Posted: 03/04/2011 by Joe in Lebanese Shenanigans, The Bad, The Buzz

Lebanese are literally just everywhere.

The undefeated Lebanese/German boxer Rola El Halabi was shot by her 44 year old stepfather in the dressing room prior to her title defense on April 1st and will not be able to participate in the match, with a huge chance of having her career over.

El Halabi, 25, is 11-0 in her career and was supposed to fight Irma Balijagic Adler for the vacant IBF lightweight title. Their clash was supposed to be the last on the card at The Trabrennbahn Karlshorst, but the incident instantly ended the evening.

She was shot in the hands, feet and knees by her step-dad – and former manager, as it most probably seemed to be his way of revenge. Two security guards were also shot before Roy El Halabi was arrested. The German daily newspaper Bild interviewed Rola El Halabi after she had a successful surgery during the weekend.

Rola el Halabi, a champion from Lebanon

“I was with my coach and manager in the changing room when Dad rushed into the room, threatening us with a gun and shouted ‘All out! Then he shot me in the hand from three feet away, I cried and cried, begging him to put the gun away. He threatened to shoot himself, but he was too cowardly. He took his time aiming and shot me in the knee, then in my right foot.”

The shootings may have most probably served their purpose of ending her career with such difficult surgeries to recover from.

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