5'5" flyweight/junior bantamweight Nadia Hokmi (aka Nadia Imine
Hokmi) was born on July 15 1977 and fights out of
She made her pro debut on May 3, 1996, in a six-rounder with
Weickenmeier of Speyer, Germany in Weickemeier's home town. Weickenmeier,
a future WIBF world champion who was winless as a pro boxer at the time of this match
but still competing as a kickboxer, won a
decision over the debuting Nadia.
Competing on the French team in the 54-kg division of the 2000 European Cup
women's amateur tournament, Hokmi defeated Marina Kozerod of Ukraine in her
semi-final bout on April 7 2000 but lost to Oksana Vasilyeva of Russia in the
final on April 9.
In the 106-lb division of the 2001 AIBA world amateur championships in Scranton,
Pennsylvania, Nadia competed on the Polish national team (she is of Algerian
descent) but lost by RSCO-3 in her preliminary bout to eventual silver medalist
and future multiple world champion
M.C.Merykom of India.
Hokmi returned to professional boxing on May 15 2004,
in Schiltigheim, France. She weighed in at 120¼ lbs and won a four-round decision over
Valerie Rangeard (121¼ lbs), a French kickboxer who had been trying her hand at pro
boxing since 1998 but remained winless at 0-9 with her loss to the re-debuting
On November 27, 2004 in Saint Ouen, France, Nadia (119 lbs) won a four-round decision
over pro debuter Monika Sobcyk (121¼ lbs) of Poland, who has
not fought again.
On March 20, 2005 in Rumelange, Luxembourg, Nadia knocked out pro debuter Valeria Zalorikova
in the first round of a scheduled four-rounder.
On April 2, 2005 at Bar-le-Duc, France, Nadia (117¾ lbs) TKO'd Irena Kokeniova (112½ lbs) of
the Czech Republic in the first round of a scheduled four-rounder, dropping Kokeniova to 0-2.
On May 28, 2005 in Saint-Denis, France Nadia (116¾ lbs) won a four-round decision over Monica
Herzilla (116½ lbs) of Poland, dropping Herzilla's pro record to 1-2.
Bettina Csabi was badly bloodied in her first fight with Hokmi
© Copyrighted photo taken by Jolly Dee
December 10, 2005 at Magvassy Sporthall in Gyôr, Hungary, Nadia (116¾
lbs) battled unbeaten Bettina
Csabi (116½ lbs) of Hungary for eight rounds of a scheduled ten-rounder
for the WIBF and GBU World Bantamweight
titles. Csabi was badly cut on her forehead in the second round,
apparently by Hokmi's gumshield, and she ended the eighth with her face
covered in her own blood. The messy injury provoked a stoppage after
which Csabi received a win by a 78-75,78-75,79-75 technical decision.
Csabi progressed to 26-0 with the win and offered Hokmi a return match.
vs. Bettina Csabi in April 2006
© Copyrighted photo taken by Jolly Dee
On April 22, 2006 the rematch with Bettina Csabi took place at the ASE Sporthall in Paks, Hungary. Nadia
(116½ lbs) again battled the undefeated Csabi (116¼ lbs) closely, this time over the full 10
rounds for the WIBF and GBU bantamweight titles. The judges' scoring was again
unanimous for Csabi: Daniel Van De Wiele (Belgium) 97-94,
Bela Florian (Hungary); 97-93, Andre Van Grootenbruel (Belgium) 98-92. (For more fight photos by JollyDee, see
Photo Gallery #287
on the WBAN Member Site).
On July 22, 2006 at the Markplatz in Karlsruhe, Germany, Nadia KO'd the
inexperienced Anja Beger of Germany in the
first round of a
scheduled six-rounder, dropping Beger's record to 0-2.
On September 16, 2006 at the Reihalle in Offenburg, Germany, Nadia TKO'd Anja Beger in the second
round of another scheduled six-rounder, dropping Beger's record to 0-4 (and apparently convincing
not to fight again).
On October 1, 2006, at the A5 Leisure Center in Bruchsal, Germany, Nadia won a four-round decision
over southpaw Floearea Lihet of Romania, who fell to 4-2 (3 KO's).
Hokmi vs. Christensen in October 2006
On October 14, 2006 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nadia (118 lbs) fought undefeated
Christensen (118 lbs) of Denmark for the vacant WBC, WBA and GBU bantamweight titles, losing by a
controversial but still unanimous (96-94,96-94,97-94) decision. According to WBAN correspondent Torben L., Nadia
Hokmi came forward
from the first bell, and it was obvious that Christensen was struggling to find
a way to counter her very aggressive style, although the Danish champion had a slight reach
advantage. He adds that "Anita Christensen really got her straight
punches working from round 7 and scored with plenty of left-right-left
combinations in the last four rounds. The first 5-6 rounds were fought at a very
high pace, possibly too high for Hokmi, who appeared to be running out of steam
in the later rounds." Hokmi was unhappy with the decision and took
the microphone to air her frustration after the scores were announced, calling
the decision a big problem for women's boxing. Hokmi fell to 7-4-0 (4
KOs) with the loss while Christensen improved to 19-0 with the win.
On January 9, 2007 at Palazzetto dello Sport in Bergamo, Italy, Nadia (111¾ lbs)
fought to a (96-93,95-95,92-97) draw with Simona Galassi (111½ lbs) of Forli, Italy for
the vacant EBU Flyweight title. This was another bout that many observers felt that
Hokmi had won. Galassi, a former world amateur champion, moved her pro record to
2-0-1 with the draw.
On March 31, 2007 at Daimler Benz in Karlsruhe, Germany, Nadia TKO'd Pia Mazelanik
of Dorsten, Germany in the second round of a scheduled four-rounder, dropping Mazelanik
On May 25, 2007 at the Fight Night Arena in Cologne, Germany, Nadia (111 lbs) lost a controversial
ten-round split (97-93,92-98,93-97) decision to rising German star
Susianna Kentikian (112 lbs)
for the WBA Flyweight title. Kentikian started better but she appeared
to go into a lull in the middle of the fight, before raising her game again in
the final rounds. Unlike earlier opponents of the Armenian-born dynamo known as
Susi the "Killer Queen", Hokmi did not let Kentikian settle
down and wasn't intimidated by her always-aggressive and busy style. Kentikian improved
her record to 17-0 with this win.
On October 13, 2007 at Herrmann-Gieseler-Halle in Magdeburg, Germany,
Nadia (113 lbs) TKO'd Svetla Taskova (111 lbs) of Bulgaria in the
fourth round of a scheduled eight-rounder. Taskova, a perpetual
"opponent" in European rings, fell to 4-21-1 (1 KO) with the
Hokmi (purple) vs Kentikian in Hamburg
On December 7, 2007 at Alsterdorfer Sporthalle in
Hamburg, Germany, Susi Kentikian retained her WBA Flyweight Title and gained the WIBF
Flyweight Belt recently vacated by Regina Halmich, with a 10-round unanimous
decision over Nadia. The judges scored the bout 97-94, 96-94
and 97-95 for Kentikian. WBAN correspondent Torben L.
that "Particularly in the first rounds, the home town girl succeeded with
combinations to the body of the taller Frenchwoman, often ending with one or two
blows to the head once the guards came down. Hokmi scored most with her left
jab, and looked best when she was able to keep the aggressive Kentikian at
length. The good skills of Hokmi became evident when she was under pressure on
the ropes. Susi Kentikian has stopped many of her former opponents, when she
managed to catch them on the ropes and peppering them with punches from all
angles. But Hokmi's good defensive skills enabled her to weather the storm and
only let fairly few punches slip through her guard, when Kentikian had her
backed up against the ropes. Kentikian's quick reflexes made her (a) difficult
target for Hokmi, while her fast hands found their target frequently and adding
up on the scorecards. But it was far from one-way traffic. Hokmi got through
with some telling right hands as well as her left jab, and looked especially
strong in the 5th and 8th round. Kentikian suffered a small cut over her left
eye in the ninth round, while Hokmi was bleeding from the nose throughout most
of the fight." Kentikian, who is evidenly one of the
crown princesses seeking to occupy to the super-star throne left empty by the retirement of Germany's boxing
Queen, improved to 19-0-0 (14 KOs)
with the hard-fought win while Hokmi fell to 8-6-1 (5 KOs).
On May 31, 2008 at Salle Roger Boileau in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe,
Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, Nadia won a third-round TKO over Elena Miftode of
Bucharest, Romania, who retired after the third round. Miftode's ecord fell to
6-10-0 (3 KO's) with the loss.
On May 15, 2009 at Stade Joffre Lefebvre in Lingolsheim, Bas-Rhin, France, Nadia
won a econd-round TKO over Claudi Ferenci of Slovakia who fell to 1-4-0 (0 KO's)
with the loss.
On December 5, 2009 at Salle Florival, in Guebviller, Haut-Rhin, France, Nadia
won an eight-round unanimous decision over Isabelle Leonardi of Clichy la
Garenne, France who fell to 4-7-1 (0 KO's) with the loss. The bout was for
the French bantamweight title.
On January 23, 2010 at Salle des Dragons in Saverne, Bas-Rhin, France, Nadia won
a six-round decision over Renata Szebeledi of Budapest, Hungary who fell to
2-6-0 (1 KO) with the loss.
On March 19, 2010 at Salle des Sports in Metz, Moselle, France, Nadia Hokmi won
a six-round decision over Doris Koehler of Vienna, Asutria, who fell to 5-8-1 (1
On June 5, 2010 at Stade Joffre Lefebvre in Lingolsheim, Bas-Rhin, France, Nadia
(115 lbs) won a ten-round unanimous (100-90,99-91,99-91)
decision in dominant fashion over Elena Reid
(114¼ lbs) of Las Vegas, NV, USA for the vacant WBF Junior Bantamweight title.
Hokmi improved to 10-6-1 (2 KO's) with the win while Reid, a former IFBA, WIBA
and IWBF Flyweight champion, fell to 19-6-6 (5 KO's).
On June 18, 2011 at Stade Joffre Lefebvre in
Lingolsheim, Bas-Rhin, France Nadia Hokmi won a clear 10-round unanimous decision over Turkish-born Hülya Şahin of Cologne, Germany for the WIBF Junior Bantamweight title. Hokmi progressed to 18-6-1 (8 KO's) while Şahin fell to 20-3 (2 KO's).
has been the victim of several dubious decisions that did not do
justice to her performance in the ring. Her future in the
sport may depend as much on the skill of her managers in
negotiating fights with neutral judging as it does on her own skill in
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