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Torsten May

Torsten May
Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Sydney Light Heavyweight

Torsten May (born October 9, 1969 in Glauchau, Saxony) was a German boxer, who won the Light Heavyweight Gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Amateur career

Professional career

May began his professional career the following year and won his first 15 bouts in the cruiserweight division, setting up a fight for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title against Adolpho Washington. Washington won by a narrow unanimous decision, a loss which May avenged in 1999 via a 9th round technical decision after Washington lost his title. May never again fought for a title, and lost via TKO in the 8th round to Alexander Gurov in 2001 in a match that ended May's career.

Professional boxing record

22 Wins (12 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Losses (2 knockouts, 1 decision) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 29-3-1 Alexander Gurov TKO 8 21/04/2001 Erfurt, Thuringen, Germany WBA Intercontinental/IBF Intercontinental/EBU Cruiserweight Titles.
Win 5-0 Yan Kulkov PTS 8 25/11/2000 Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Win 8-0-1 Valeri Semiskur TKO 3 03/06/2000 Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 24-2 Alexey "Chillin" Ilyin MD 12 27/11/1999 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win 27-6-2 Adolpho Washington TD 9 05/06/1999 Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:26 of the ninth round due to cuts caused by an accidental headbut. 79-73, 78-74, 77-74.
Win 18-2 Pascal Warusfel PTS 10 10/10/1998 Vienna, Austria
Loss 17-4-1 Stefan Angehrn TKO 9 13/12/1997 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 23-9 Matthew Charleston TKO 5 18/10/1997 Vienna, Austria
Win 13-8 Jason "Native American Nightmare" Nicholson PTS 10 15/02/1997 Vienna, Austria
Loss 25-3-2 Adolpho Washington UD 12 31/08/1996 Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 114-115, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 24-8 "Boxing" Andrew Maynard KO 10 20/04/1996 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 37-3-3 Gary "Tiger" Steiger TKO 6 23/03/1996 New York City, United States
Win 6-13 Bobbie Joe Edwards PTS 8 29/01/1996 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 32-8 Art Jimmerson KO 5 09/09/1995 Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 16-13 Tim "Scrap Iron" Johnson KO 2 17/06/1995 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Johnson knocked out at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 8-5-2 Fred "Kip" Adams KO 3 27/05/1995 Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 24-4 Saul Montana UD 10 25/03/1995 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 20-5-2 Jason Waller TKO 6 26/11/1994 Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 20-8-3 Dale "Lunch Pail" Jackson TKO 5 18/06/1994 Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the fifth round.
Win 32-7-7 Ralf Rocchigiani PTS 10 07/05/1994 Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany BDB German Cruiserweight Title.
Win 15-19-6 Tony "Phone" Booth UD 6 26/03/1994 Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 26-6-1 Vincent Boulware SD 8 26/02/1994 San Jose, California, United States
Win -- Ludmil Popov KO 1 11/12/1993 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 9-25-1 Bruce "The Truce" Johnson TKO 4 16/10/1993 Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Win 4-17-1 Eric "Ice" Cole KO 1 18/09/1993 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Cole knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.


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External links

  • Professional boxing record for Torsten May from BoxRec

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