At 41 years old, Ahmad Kaddour has this physical status:
Professional boxing career
After winning the Danish National Amateur Championship in 2000 and his second Nordic Amateur Championship (1999 and 2000), as well as extensive international amateur participation (Dual in England, Finland, Dual in Sweden, Home dual vs. Sweden, Germany), Kaddour became a professional. Kaddour began his career in Europe, fighting in Denmark, Wales, Hungary, Finland, Italy, and Germany, as well as a battling against Alessio Furlan at Braunschweig, Germany. Kaddour lost comfortably on points to inflict Furlan with his first loss of his professional career. Shortly after Kaddour left the United States to continue his education, he began a new one.
When selected to compete on the reality television show The Contender, broadcast globally, in 2003-2004, Kaddour fought 4 out of 5 fights in the United States, one in Germany, against opponents with winning records and three others with no guarantees, and was very proud at 18-0. He was instrumental in a feud with Ishe Smith early on, and the team met in the 3rd match. Smith was ranked by all four sanctioning bodies at the time and held the USBA, the NABO, and the WBC Continental Americas titles at the time. Smith was scheduled to die early in the game, but Smith survived by unanimous decision, calling it a "tough fight" afterwards. Juan de la Rosa was voted out of the quarterfinals after Jesse Brinkley, Anthony Bonsante, Peter Manfredo, and Joey Gilbert were all pushed into the sandbox. Ahmad was matched with Alfonso Gomez (the same boxers who brought Kaddour back) this week, in the hopes that the two tough fighters would fight for the WBC 147 lb and WBC 154 lb titles) and the winner will be less able to qualify for the semi-finals. In the last round, Kaddour dominated Gomez's face (Gomez even pointed to his face in a post-fight interview, saying this was his sacrifice) and came away relatively unscathed himself, buckling Gomez's legs and sending him 3 steps back to the ropes, but Gomez was busier overall, with Gomez losing by 1 round on 1 card and 3 rounds on the other two cards. Kaddour said he'd be back and wished Alfonso the best.
After the show's conclusion, Contender contestants will face Maxell Taylor in an 8-round unanimous decision on Showtime's Shobox on July 22, 2005. He fought Jesus Felipe Valverde to a draw month later due to a persistent stamina issue. Even as the third round saw Kaddour winning by two rounds, two of the judges scored the contest. Ahmad had a rematch against Valverde in November 2006, which he won by a split decision on Versus two months after this. Valverde, the busier soldier, had to travel farewell to future world titlists Carlos QuinHB, Kermit Cintrón, and Yuri Foreman, as well as other top contenders, was the more imposing puncher, but Kaddour was the more offensive puncher. Kaddour revealed that he had to lose weight from 192 lbs to 148 lbs during a live interview, and that he had been born premature, which could have harmed one of his lungs, as a result of one of his lungs, and that the combination could have decreased his work rate.
Brandy Collins, an American who paid for a fiancé visa, was Ahmad's fiancé on the Contender series. They married after the Contender and had a son in 2006. Brandy ordered him to leave Houston's house later this year. Ahmad broke into the house (actually registered in both their names) without her authorization in June 2007 and was charged with burglary, according to BoxingScene.com and a Houston Tribune article. He pleaded guilty to Class A Misdemeanor Trespassing and was sentenced to 180 days in Harris County Jail in downtown Houston, Texas, and Brandy withdrew her affiliation with the INS, causing Kaddour to be relocated to immigration agents and deported to Denmark after being released from federal detention in December 2007. Collins obtained a divorce. According to reports, Kaddour also had problems breathing through his nose and underwent surgery.
After a nearly three-year absence from boxing as a full time, Kaddour appeared on the undercard of Danish Super Middleweight Mikkel Kessler's WBA championship defense, winning a unanimous decision over the tough German, Mike Ermis. On March 26, 2010, he returned to the United States and defeated Jerome Ellis by a majority vote, before heading to Denmark, where he defeated Lee Noble on Denmark's TV2 "Fight Night" on February 11, 2011. Kaddour worked with Greg Coverson at the "Detroit Boxing Jungle" before scoring a 5th-round TKO over Vance Garvey at the Motor City Casino on October 6. With 2012 calls over UK's Gary Boulden and Maxwell, as well as a unified decision over Estonia's Aleksei Tsatiasvili, his next three fights were for Sauerland Events on Viasat's Nordic Fight Night series. He's back in training in Brian Mathiasen's gym, where he was led through the early stages of his pro career, and Mathiasen said his main goal is to get Kaddour to his best physical shape, as conditioning has always been Kaddour's greatest challenge.
Both Ishe Smith and Alfonso Gomez talked to World Boxing News in August 2012 about potential rematches with Kaddour, giving him the opportunity to avenge his only two losses. Smith ruled out a rematch in the near future while still looking for his first world championship shot through Golden Boy Promotions (since winning a majority decision over Cornelius Bundrage, the IBF 154 lb championship, 2/23/13), but Gomez expressed concern and promised to "beat him harder this time." Despite the taunting that resulted in their old rivalry, Kaddour maintained that he had no ill will against Smith from their Contender days, but he does want a rematch with Smith in February 2013. Smith said in August 2013 that "Beating Ahmed was right up there" with his best fights before winning the IBF title.