On October 30, unexpectedly pasted away the most brightest Turkish boxing star, the champion of both- the amateur and the professional rings, Sinan Samil Sam, or The Bull Of Bosphorus, how they called him entering the ring.
Sinan Samil Sam was born on June 23, 1974, in Frankfurt, Germany, but the most of his childhood he spent in the native country of his parents- Turkey, where he also began to box and showed up his huge boxing talent. In 1992, in Montreal, Canada, Sinan won The Junior World Championships. In 1993, already fighting out as senior, Samil Sam is the runner-up at the European Championships in Bursa, Turkey, at the light-heavyweight (81 Kilo). But in 1999, in Houston, Texas, Sinan becomes the first and only ever Turkish to win World Amateur Championships, at super-heavyweight (over 91 Kilo).
In 2000, Samil Sam signs with then European's biggest promotional company, Universum-Box Promotion in Hamburg. Two years later he wins the European belt beating by the TKO, The Pole Przemyslaw Saleta. For quite a long term Sinan holds the WBC International belt, which making him the contender for the world title shot, but unfortunately he lost twice the final eliminator bout. The first, in 2005 to the future World Champion, The Russian Oleg Maskaev on points. For the second time, to the former World Champion, The American Oliver McCall, also on points. In his last fight, Sinan beats Paolo Vidoz of Italy, earning again the European title.
During the latest years Sinan faced the serious health problems, related to his liver. He went under the intensive care and also under the knife, which after he started to get better. But by the beggining of this year's autumn time the boxer's health get worse again, the diagnosis- liver cirrhosis. On October 30, Sinan Samil Sam pasted away. The Bull Of Bosphorus was only 41! Rest In Peace...