Henry Maske

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Henry Maske
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1983-0510-021, Henry Maske, Manfred Wolke.jpg
Henry Maske and Manfred Wolke (right)
Statistics
Real name Henry Maske
Nickname(s) Gentleman
Rated at Light Heavyweight
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Nationality  German
Born (1964-01-06) January 6, 1964 (age 50)
Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 32
Wins 31
Wins by KO 8
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Henry Maske
Medal record
Competitor for  East Germany
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Middleweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver 1986 Reno Middleweight
Gold 1989 Moscow Light Heavyweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold 1985 Budapest Middleweight
Gold 1987 Turin Middleweight
Gold 1989 Athens Middleweight

Henry Maske (born January 6, 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg) is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.

Amateur career[edit]

Maske was an Olympic Gold Medalist 1988 in Seoul (middleweight) for East Germany. His results were:

In addition, Maske won the 1989 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow and the silver medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno.

Pro career[edit]

During his career, Maske was a five-time boxing champion of East Germany. After reunification in 1990, he turned professional, and became the IBF world title holder in the light heavyweight category on 20 March 1993. Maske defended his title ten times between 1993 and 1996.[1] He retired in 1996 after suffering a split-decision loss at the hands of Virgil Hill.[2] In 2007, he won in a rematch.[3]

Life After Boxing[edit]

Maske and Wladimir Klitschko with German sculptor Carsten Eggers, after the unveiling of the Max Schmeling monument in Hollenstedt on May 21, 2010.

As of 2010, Maske owns ten McDonalds franchises in Germany.[4] Maske also works as a boxing commentator for the first German television channel (ARD). Maske played the lead role in a biographie of Max Schmeling for which he took several months of acting lessons, but critics were largely negative on his performance in the film.

Comeback[edit]

After an 11 year retirement, he avenged his only defeat as a professional against Virgil Hill. The fight was held on March 31, 2007, in Munich, Germany. Maske won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (11 KOs), 1 Loss[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 50-5 United States Virgil Hill UD 12 31/03/2007 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany
Loss 42-1 United States Virgil Hill SD 12 23/11/1996 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany Lost IBF light heavyweight title.
For WBA, & vacant Lineal light heavyweight title.
Win 36-5 United States John Scully UD 12 25/05/1996 Germany Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 16-0-1 Jamaica Duran Williams UD 12 17/02/1996 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 37-2-1 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani UD 12 14/10/1995 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 37-1-1 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani UD 12 27/05/1995 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 14-0 Canada Egerton Marcus UD 12 11/02/1995 Germany Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 33-9 United States Iran Barkley RTD 9 08/10/1994 Germany Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 16-1 Italy Andrea Magi UD 12 04/06/1994 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 18-0-1 United States Ernesto Magdaleno TKO 9 26/03/1994 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 15-12-3 United States David Vedder UD 12 11/12/1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 27-3-1 United States Anthony Hembrick UD 12 18/09/1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 33-4-2 United States Charles Williams UD 12 20/03/1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Won IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 24-16-1 United States Frank Minton KO 2 02/10/1992 Germany Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Win 8-1-1 United States Samson Cohen KO 6 19/09/1992 Germany Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Win 11-7-2 United States Lenzie Morgan PTS 10 27/06/1992 Germany Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Win 11-1-1 United Kingdom Steve McCarthy DQ 9 04/04/1992 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 29-8 Trinidad and Tobago Leslie Stewart KO 7 06/03/1992 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 26-18-1 United Kingdom Tom Elton Collins TKO 8 06/12/1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 17-7 United States Darryl Fromm KO 2 08/11/1991 France Paris, France
Win 10-5-2 United States Mike Peak KO 9 12/10/1991 Germany Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Win 24-6-1 Uruguay Rodrigo Benech UD 8 13/09/1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 27-6-2 Italy Yawe Davis PTS 10 31/05/1991 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 26-16-7 Argentina Miguel Angel Maldonado PTS 8 28/02/1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 7-6-1 United States Salim Muhammad PTS 8 25/01/1991 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 6-8-2 United Kingdom Glazz Campbell PTS 8 07/12/1990 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 38-11-1 Republic of Ireland Sean Mannion PTS 8 16/11/1990 Germany Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Win 22-24 United Kingdom Cordwell Hylton KO 3 31/10/1990 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 15-7 United States Mike Brothers KO 2 05/10/1990 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 39-25-6 Argentina Jorge Juan Salgado PTS 6 07/09/1990 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 7-9 United Kingdom Mike Aubrey PTS 6 01/06/1990 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 0-6 Antonio Arvizu KO 1 09/05/1990 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom Professional debut.

Actor[edit]

He played the title role in the 2010 film Max Schmeling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Pretoria. German Sporting Icons, accessed September 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Kammerer, Roy. After decade of retirement, Henry Maske is back, USA Today, March 31, 2007.
  3. ^ Brichzi, Dirk. "Maske-Erfolg gegen Hill: Seelenfrieden für den Gentleman", Der Spiegel, accessed April 1, 2007
  4. ^ Öchsner, Thomas; Uhlmann, Steffen (August 27, 2010). "Reden wir über Geld: Henry Maske 'Es war klasse, die Rechnung zu schreiben'". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved December 22, 2011.

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Dieter Baumann
German Sportsman of the Year
1993
Succeeded by
Germany Markus Wasmeier
Achievements
Preceded by
United States Charles Williams
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1993-03-20 – 1996-11-23
Succeeded by
United States Virgil Hill