Sven Ottke

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Sven Ottke
Born (1967-06-03) 3 June 1967 (age 47)
Berlin-Spandau, West Germany
Other names the Phantom
Nationality Germany Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Karlsruhe, Germany
Trainer Ulli Wegner
Years active 1985–2004
Professional boxing record
Total 34
Wins 34
By knockout 6
Losses 0
Amateur career
Total 308
Wins 256
Losses 47
Draws 5
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Sven Ottke
Medal record
Competitor for  West Germany
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze 1989 Moscow Middleweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold 1991 Gothenburg Middleweight
Bronze 1993 Bursa Light Heavyweight
Gold 1996 Vejle Middleweight

Sven Ottke, (born 3 June 1967 in Spandau, West Berlin, West Germany) known as "The Phantom", is a German former professional boxer who was the IBF/WBA super middleweight champion. Ottke was the third European boxer to retire as an undefeated world champion, after Terry Marsh and Romanian Michael Loewe (Joe Calzaghe later became the fourth).

Early life[edit]

Sven Ottke served two apprenticeships as a plasterer and industrial clerk. He became a member of the boxing club Spandauer BC 26 Berlin at the age of 14.

Amateur career[edit]

He rebutted his critics, which had complained that he had started too late, when he became German Champion at the age of 18 at Middleweight. Ten further titles would follow. He took part in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games . He became European Champion in 1991 and 1996, and came third in 1993.

Ottke held amateur wins over Antonio Tarver, Chris Byrd, Michael Moorer, Zsolt Erdei and Juan Carlos Gomez [1].

  • Amateur Record: 256-47-5
  • East Germany Middleweight Champion 1985-1989
  • German National Middleweight Champion (1990–1991, 1995–1996)
  • German National Light Heavyweight Champion (1992–1993)
  • Three time Olympian

Pro career[edit]

After 308 fights as an amateur, of which he won 256, he turned professional in 1997. Less than a year later on 24 October 1998, he won the IBF super middleweight championship from Charles Brewer via a disputed decision victory. After this he made 16 successful defenses of his IBF title against fighters such as Thomas Tate (twice), Glencoffe Johnson, Silvio Branco, James Butler, Anthony Mundine, Charles Brewer in a rematch, and a controversial points win against Robin Reid. He was at the peak of his career when he won the WBA title on 13 March 2003 against WBA champion Byron Mitchell, winning by split points decision.

After successfully defending his title 21 times, Ottke stepped down as undefeated world champion on 27 March 2004. Ottke has a record of 34 wins and 0 losses as a professional, of which 6 were by knockout. He was named IBF "Fighter of the Year" in 2003.

Comeback[edit]

In May 2008, a comeback was planned against Dariusz Michalczewski in Germany, but the match never materialized.

Professional boxing record[edit]

34 Wins (6 knockouts), 0 Losses[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Win 34–0 Sweden Armand Krajnc UD 12 2004–03–27 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF and Super WBA
Super middleweight titles.
Win 33–0 England Robin Reid UD 12 2003–12–13 Germany Nuremberg Arena,
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Retained IBF and Super WBA
Super middleweight titles.
Win 32–0 Denmark Mads Larsen MD 12 2003–09–06 Germany Messehalle,
Erfurt, Thuringia
Retained IBF and Super WBA
Super middleweight titles.
Win 31–0 England David Starie UD 12 2003–06–14 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF and Super WBA
Super middleweight titles.
Win 30–0 United States Byron Mitchell SD 12 2003–03–15 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin Retained IBF and won Super WBA
Super middleweight titles.
Win 29–0 Denmark Rudy Markussen UD 12 2002–11–16 Germany Nuremberg Arena,
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 28–0 Canada Joe Gatti TKO 9 (12)
2:43
2002–08–24 Germany Arena Leipzig,
Leipzig, Saxony
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 27–0 United States Thomas Tate UD 12 2002–06–01 Germany Nuremberg Arena,
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 26–0 Australia Rick Thornberry UD 12 2002–03–16 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 25–0 Australia Anthony Mundine KO 10 (12) 2001–12–01 Germany Westfalenhallen,
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 24–0 United States James Butler UD 12 2001–09–01 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 23–0 France Ali Ennebati TKO 11 (12)
2:28
2001–06–29 Germany Nuremberg Arena,
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 22–0 United States James Crawford KO 8 (12)
2:52
2001–03–24 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 21–0 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 2000–12–16 Germany Europahalle,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 20–0 United States Charles Brewer SD 12 2000–09–02 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 19–0 United States Tocker Pudwill UD 12 2000–06–03 Germany Europahalle,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 18–0 Jamaica Lloyd Brian UD 12 2000–03–11 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 17–0 Jamaica Glen Johnson UD 12 1999–11–27 Germany Philips Halle,
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 16–0 United States Thomas Tate TD 11 (12)
0:25
1999–09–04 Germany Bördelandhalle,
Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 15–0 Dominican Republic Gabriel Hernández UD 12 1999–05–08 Germany Philips Halle,
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 14–0 Italy Giovanni Nardiello KO 3 (12)
2:30
1999–02–27 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin Retained IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 13–0 United States Charles Brewer SD 12 1998–10–24 Germany Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Won IBF Super middleweight title.
Win 12–0 Netherlands William Krijnen UD 10 1998–08–22 Germany Messehalle,
Leipzig, Saxony
Win 11–0 Croatia Asmir Vojnović UD 12 1998–05–30 Germany Riesa, Saxony Won WBC International
Light heavyweight title.
Win 10–0 France Stephane Nizard UD 8 1998–03–21 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Win 9–0 United States Allen Smith DQ 5 (?) 1998–02–28 Germany Westfalenhallen,
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 8–0 Germany Ali Saidi UD 10 1997–12–13 Germany Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Won German Light heavyweight title.
Win 7–0 Russia Roman Babaev UD 8 1997–10–18 Austria Vienna
Win 6–0 Venezuela Fermin Chirino UD 6 1997–08–30 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Win 5–0 Russia Yuri Filipko UD 8 1997–06–22 Germany Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 4–0 England Andy Flute UD 6 1997–06–01 Germany Riesa, Saxony
Win 3–0 Russia Teymuraz Kekelidze PTS 6 1997–04–26 Germany Leipzig, Saxony
Win 2–0 England Jason Hart TKO 2 (6)
1:44
1997–04–13 Germany Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Win 1–0 United States Eric Davis PTS 6 1997–03–22 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin
Preceded by
Charles Brewer
IBF Super Middleweight Champion
24 Oct 1998 – 27 March 2004
Retired
Succeeded by
Jeff Lacy
Filled vacancy
New title
Unified against Byron Mitchell
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
Super title

15 Mar 2003 – 27 March 2004
Retired
Succeeded by
Mikkel Kessler
Filled vacancy after later
WBA-WBC title match.

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