Mads Larsen

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Mads Larsen
Real name Mads Larsen
Nickname(s) Golden Boy
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Reach 77 in (196 cm)
Nationality  Denmark
Born (1973-02-09) February 9, 1973 (age 41)
Mårslet, Denmark
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 55
Wins 51
Wins by KO 38
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Mads Larsen (born 9 February 1973 in Mårslet, Denmark), known as Golden Boy, is a professional boxer in the super middleweight division. During his career Larsen has held the European, IBO and WBF world super middleweight champion. He lost in his challenge for the WBA and IBF titles against Sven Ottke.

Professional career[edit]

In October 1993, Larsen turned professional winning his first fight in Storebaelthallen, Korsoer, Denmark on the undercard of a bill that included Danish stars Johnny Bredahl, Jimmy Bredahl and Brian Nielsen. In that fight Larsen beat England's Martin Jolley with a knockout in the fourth round.[1]

Title fights[edit]

After 18 fights and a record of 17 wins and 1 lose (one cuts), Larsen won his first title belt, the vacant IBO world super middleweight title, in May 1997 with a fourth round knockout win over American Shannon Landberg.

Larsen went on to win his next 10 straight fights, including three defenses of his IBO title. In his next fight in March 1999, Larsen retained his IBO title and also picked up the WBF title with a win over Thulani "Sugar Boy" Malinga with a tenth round knockout on home turf at the Falconer Centret, Copenhagen.

Ottke fight[edit]

Larsen won his next fifteen fights and remained unbeaten when he signed for his highest profile fight in September 2003 at the Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia, in Germany when he challenged fellow unbeaten fight, the German, Sven Ottke for his WBA and IBF super middleweight titles. However, Larsen suffered the second defeat of his career when Ottke beat Larsen. After a hard fought fight Larsen lost on points by a majority decision.

Larsen then won a European super middleweight title only one month later, beating German Danilo Haussler on points.[1]

Break from boxing[edit]

Following a shoulder injury as well as a promotion dispute, Larsen spent over three years out of the ring and returned in May 2007 after he signed with Sauerland Promotions Since his return, Larsen has won all his fights and currently has an EBU title fight scheduled for January 16, 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark. Opponent was originally planned to be Dimitri Sartison, who lost to Mikkel Kessler in a WBA Title bout in June 2008.[1]

Larsen made an unsuccessful comeback bid in February 2010, suffering a TKO to Brian Magee. After the fight, Larsen was accused of doping on the basis of a blood-sample, but was later cleared of all charges by the Danish Boxing Association [2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

51 Wins (38 knockouts, 13 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 0 Draws[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 51–4 United Kingdom Luke Blackledge KO 4 (8), 1:20 2012-06-12 Denmark Herning Kongrescenter, Herning
Loss 51–3 Northern Ireland Brian Magee TKO 7 (12), 0:15 2010-01-30 Denmark NRGi Arena, Aarhus For vacant EBU (European) Super Middleweight title.
Win 51–2 Italy Roberto Cocco TKO 7 (10), 1:49 2008-12-20 Switzerland Hallenstadion, Zürich
Win 50–2 United States Ross Thompson UD 8 2008-03-29 Germany Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
Win 49–2 Dominican Republic Emiliano Cayetano UD 9 2007-10-27 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia
Win 48–2 Australia Nader Hamdan UD 8 2007-08-18 Germany Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Win 47–2 Argentina Hector Javier Velazco UD 8 2007-06-23 Germany Stadthalle, Oldenburg, Zwickau, Sachsen
Win 46–2 Russia Vasily Andriyanov UD 8 2007-05-08 Spain Pabellon San Jose, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha
Win 45–2 Germany Danilo Häussler UD 12 2003-10-04 Germany Stadthalle, Oldenburg, Zwickau, Sachsen Won EBU (European) Super Middleweight title.
Loss 44–2 Germany Sven Ottke MD 12 2003-09-06 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia For WBA & IBF Super Middleweight titles.
Win 44–1 Germany Andy Liebning KO 5 (8) 2003-04-11 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen


  1. ^ a b c Boxrec. "Mads Larsen". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 20 October 2008. 
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  3. ^ Professional boxing record for Mads Larsen from BoxRec. Retrieved 2013-02-16.

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Preceded by
Shannon Landberg
IBO super middleweight Champion
5 February 1997 – November, 1999
Succeeded by
Dana Rosenblatt