|Real name||Jean-Marc Gilbert Mormeck|
|Height||181 cm (71.3 in)|
3 June 1972 |
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
|Wins by KO||23|
Mormeck was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe as an only child to Fulbert and Sonia Mormeck. When he was 6, he and his family moved to Paris, France where he still lives. Mormeck engaged himself in football and Muay Thai as an amateur. After watching some boxing matches on television, he became inspired to excel in it.
1990-1998: Early Career
He fought as an amateur in 1990 and turned professional in 1995. Early in his career, Mormeck lost 2 minor four-round bouts on points but kept winning for years afterwards. On 10 November 1998, Mormeck won the French light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision win over Alain Simon. He defended that title three times before relinquishing it.
2002-2006: First World Title & Unification Bouts
Later, Mormeck captured the WBA cruiserweight title by a 9th round technical knockout win over Virgil Hill on 23 February 2002. Following three defenses with wins over Dale Brown, Alexander Gurov and Virgil Hill again, he added the WBC cruiserweight crown to his collection on 2 April 2005, by way of unanimous decision over Wayne Braithwaite.
However, Mormeck lost his WBA and WBC cruiserweight titles to O'Neil Bell after being knocked out in the 10th round. This bout, on 7 January 2006, was for the undisputed (WBA/WBC/IBF) cruiserweight championship.
2007: Re-Capturing Cruiserweight Titles
In their rematch, Mormeck regained the WBA and WBC belts back from Bell (Bell lost the IBF title over a dispute from the organization) by unanimous decision on 17 March 2007.
In the first defense of his second title reign, Mormeck again lost his WBA and WBC titles as he was bested by mandatory challenger and knockout specialist David Haye on 10 November 2007. Mormeck was dropped heavily in the 7th round after being hit by a strong right from Haye. Although Mormeck rose up just in time, the referee realized that he was dazed and in no condition to go on, which caused the contest to be stopped and Haye winning the fight by knockout.
On 17 December 2009, Mormeck made his return to the ring after a two-year layoff, fighting for the first time as a heavyweight, against Vinny Maddalone. Mormeck outpointed the veteran heavyweight over 8 rounds.
Mormeck fought tough Uzbek heavyweight and WBA#7 Timur Ibragimov (30-3-1, 16 KO) on 2 December 2010, at Halle Carpentier, Paris. Mormeck started slowly but dominated the middle rounds to win a split decision (116-112, 116-111, 113-115).
2012: Heavyweight Title Shot
In October 2011, Mormeck was signed to fight unified Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko on 10 December 2011 at Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany  until Klitschko pulled out after having a kidney stone removed on 2 December 2011. The fight was postponed to 3 March 2012. In this fight, Mormeck attempted to be only the third cruiserweight champion to win a world title at Heavyweight, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye. However, he was defeated by the 4th - round KO.
- Before his first encounter with O'Neil Bell, Mormeck had no nickname, so he asked his fans to come up with one. He did not know that the fans had selected the moniker "The Marksman" until it was announced at the fight.
- Mormeck made one appearance in a French television talk-show called "Tout le monde en parle" to raise his mainstream profile.
Professional boxing record
|37 Wins (23 knockouts, 14 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions)|
|Loss||37-6||Mateusz Masternak||MD||10||06/12/2014||Issy les Moulineaux, France|
|Win||37-5||Tamas Lodi||TKO||4||26/06/2014||Hauts-de-Seine, France|
|Loss||36-5||Wladimir Klitschko||KO||4||03/03/2012||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||WBA Super/IBF/WBO/IBO World Heavyweight Titles.|
|Win||36-4||Timur Ibragimov||SD||12||02/12/2010||Paris, France||WBA International Heavyweight Title. 116-111, 116-112, 113-115.|
|Win||35-4||Fres Oquendo||UD||10||06/05/2010||Paris, France||96-95, 96-95, 96-94.|
|Win||34-4||Vinny Maddalone||UD||8||17/12/2009||Paris, France||77-75, 79-75, 79-73.|
|Loss||33-4||David Haye||TKO||7||10/11/2007||Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France||WBA Super/WBC World Cruiserweight Titles.|
|Win||33-3||O'Neil Bell||UD||12||17/03/2007||Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France||WBA Super/WBC World Cruiserweight Titles. 115-113, 115-113, 116-112.|
|Win||32-3||Sebastian Hill||TKO||4||08/07/2006||Saint Louis, Missouri, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:32 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||31-3||O'Neil Bell||KO||10||07/01/2006||New York City, New York||WBA Super/WBC/IBF World Cruiserweight Titles. Mormeck knocked out at 2:50 of the tenth round.|
|Win||31-2||Wayne Braithwaite||UD||12||02/04/2005||Worcester, Massachusetts, United States||WBA Super/WBC World Cruiserweight Titles. 116-110, 114-112, 115-111.|
|Win||30-2||Virgil Hill||UD||12||22/05/2004||Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa||WBA World Cruiserweight Title. 115-113, 115-113, 115-114.|
|Win||29-2||Alexander Gurov||TKO||8||01/03/2003||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||WBA World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the eighth round.|
|Win||28-2||Dale Brown||TKO||8||10/08/2002||Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France||WBA World Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||27-2||Virgil Hill||RTD||8||23/02/2002||Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France||WBA World Cruiserweight Title. Hill retired after the eighth round.|
|Win||26-2||Franklin Edmondson||PTS||8||08/10/2001||Paris, France|
|Win||25-2||Vinson Durham||TKO||2||04/08/2001||Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France|
|Win||24-2||Antonio Fernando Caldas, Jr.||TKO||3||14/05/2001||Paris, France|
|Win||23-2||Valeriy Vykhor||TKO||3||03/04/2001||Fréjus, Var, France|
|Win||22-2||Juan Carlos Viloria||TKO||10||29/01/2001||Paris, France||WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||21-2||Livin Castillo||TKO||3||16/12/2000||Maracay, Venezuela||WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:36 of the third round.|
|Win||20-2||Jerry Williams||TKO||6||03/10/2000||Helsinki, Finland|
|Win||19-2||Antonio Pedro Quiganga||TKO||2||16/09/2000||Chateauroux, Indre, France|
|Win||18-2||Kostyantyn Okhrey||TKO||3||16/05/2000||Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France|
|Win||17-2||Tim Hillie||KO||4||25/04/2000||Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France|
|Win||16-2||Jerry Williams||KO||7||07/03/2000||Dijon, Cote-d'Or, France|
|Win||15-2||Rob Bleakley||TKO||4||15/02/2000||Epinal, Vosges, France|
|Win||14-2||Bruce Rumbolz||TKO||4||07/12/1999||Saint-Vallier, Drome, France|
|Win||13-2||Pascal Warusfel||UD||10||26/10/1999||Guilherand-Granges, Ardeche, France||France Light Heavyweight Title. 96-94, 96-94, 96-94.|
|Win||12-2||Ganguina Larme||PTS||10||18/05/1999||Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France||France Light Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||11-2||Joe Stevenson||TKO||2||02/02/1999||Pont-Sainte-Maxence, Oise, France|
|Win||10-2||Alain Simon||PTS||10||10/11/1998||Pont-Sainte-Maxence, Oise, France||France Light Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||9-2||Konstantin Semerdjiev||TKO||5||13/10/1998||Guilherand-Granges, Ardeche, France|
|Win||8-2||Kamel Amrane||PTS||8||23/05/1998||Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
|Win||7-2||Turan Bagci||PTS||8||20/01/1998||Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France|
|Win||6-2||Kalin Stoyanov||TKO||7||20/12/1997||Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
|Win||5-2||Juan Nelongo||TKO||3||05/11/1997||Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain|
|Win||4-2||Harri Hakulinen||PTS||6||24/06/1997||Pont-Audemer, Eure, France|
|Loss||3-2||Dominique Mansare||PTS||6||13/06/1997||Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome, France|
|Loss||3-1||Lee Manuel Ossie||PTS||4||22/05/1997||Los Cristianos, Islas Canarias, Spain|
|Win||3-0||Thierry Vuillemin||PTS||6||08/03/1997||Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
|Win||2-0||Frederic Goutal||TKO||4||19/05/1995||Saint-Lo, Manche, France|
|Win||1-0||Pierrick Trideau||TKO||1||25/03/1995||Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
- "Profile: Jean-Marc Mormeck". Eastboxing.com. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
- Mark Vester (17 December 2009). "Jean Marc Mormeck Decisions Vinny Maddalone in Eight". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Wladimir Klitschko to face Jean-Marc Mormeck in Dusseldorf in December". The Guardian. 6 October 2011.
- "Klitschko pulls out of title bout". BBC News.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2006-01-07). "Bell v. Mormeck". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- "Jean-Marc Mormeck". imdb.com. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
- Professional boxing record for Jean-Marc Mormeck from BoxRec
- Jean-Marc Mormeck's Boxrec Encyclopedia
- Jean-Marc Mormeck's Official Website
|WBA cruiserweight Champion
23 February 2002 – 2 April 2005
as Regular champion
|New title||WBA cruiserweight super champion
2 April 2005 – 7 January 2006
|WBC cruiserweight champion
2 April 2005 – 7 January 2006
Title last held byCarlos de León
|The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
2 April 2005 – 7 January 2006
|WBA cruiserweight super champion
WBC cruiserweight champion
The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
17 March 2007 – 10 November 2007