Career highlight: Gold medalist – All-Africa Games Algiers 2007
Experienced Algerian Abdelkader Chadi is a prized jewel in his North African home nation’s boxing crown, having amassed a thoroughly respectable record of wins on the continent in a scintillatingly successful career so far.
The decorated light welterweight won his first major medals in 2007, winning gold in both the All-Africa Games on home soil in Algiers and the African Boxing Championships in Madagascar.
This was followed by a bronze in the 2009 African Championships in Mauritius and a further gold in the same tournament in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé in 2011, truly cementing his stamp of boxing superiority in Africa.
Chadi also won gold in the 2013 Mediterranean Games held in Mersin, Turkey, and has qualified for the Olympic Games twice before, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, reaching the quarter finals of the former.
The battle-hardened Chadi also managed to forge a sound career in the World Series of Boxing (WSB), participating in four seasons of the competition, firstly for French franchise Paris United, with whom he became Season I team champion. In Season IV he won three of his four bouts for the Algeria Desert Hawks.
Physically in excellent condition and a furious combination puncher who has excellent reaction skills, Chadi is a solid addition to the APB, in a category jam-packed with quality competitors.