Manuel Charr (born Mahmoud Omeirat Charr; 10 October 1984, Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional boxer who lives in Germany and is the current WBA (Regular) heavyweight champion. He has challenged once for the WBC title. In 2015, Charr was shot four times in the stomach after confronting an internet troll in a German fast-food restaurant. Charr underwent double-hip replacement surgery in May 2017.
Manuel started his martial arts career with Thai boxing at the age of 17. Two years later he became the youngest ever German Champion in Muay Thai. In 2005 he became the German Champion and the European Champion in Thai-Boxing at the age of 19. Due to his track record in Thai-Boxing, in 2000 Manuel was invited to a training camp for professional boxers at the famous Max Schmeling Gym in Berlin. Here his professional boxing career started under the supervision of the famous German boxing coach Ulli Wegner.