Torsten May

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Torsten May
Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold 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[edit]

Professional career[edit]

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[edit]

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 Ukraine Alexander Gurov TKO 8 21/04/2001 Thuringia Erfurt, Thuringen, Germany WBA Intercontinental/IBF Intercontinental/EBU Cruiserweight Titles.
Win 5-0 Russia Yan Kulkov PTS 8 25/11/2000 Lower Saxony Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Win 8-0-1 Estonia Valeri Semiskur TKO 3 03/06/2000 Germany Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 24-2 Russia Alexey "Chillin" Ilyin MD 12 27/11/1999 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win 27-6-2 United States Adolpho Washington TD 9 05/06/1999 Hesse 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 France Pascal Warusfel PTS 10 10/10/1998 Austria Vienna, Austria
Loss 17-4-1 Switzerland Stefan Angehrn TKO 9 13/12/1997 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 23-9 United States Matthew Charleston TKO 5 18/10/1997 Austria Vienna, Austria
Win 13-8 United States Jason "Native American Nightmare" Nicholson PTS 10 15/02/1997 Austria Vienna, Austria
Loss 25-3-2 United States Adolpho Washington UD 12 31/08/1996 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 114-115, 111-117, 112-116.
Win 24-8 United States "Boxing" Andrew Maynard KO 10 20/04/1996 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 37-3-3 United States Gary "Tiger" Steiger TKO 6 23/03/1996 New York New York City, United States
Win 6-13 United Kingdom Bobbie Joe Edwards PTS 8 29/01/1996 United Kingdom Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Win 32-8 United States Art Jimmerson KO 5 09/09/1995 North Rhine-Westphalia Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 16-13 United States Tim "Scrap Iron" Johnson KO 2 17/06/1995 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Johnson knocked out at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 8-5-2 United States Fred "Kip" Adams KO 3 27/05/1995 North Rhine-Westphalia Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 24-4 Mexico Saul Montana UD 10 25/03/1995 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 20-5-2 United States Jason Waller TKO 6 26/11/1994 North Rhine-Westphalia Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 20-8-3 United States Dale "Lunch Pail" Jackson TKO 5 18/06/1994 Illinois Chicago, Illinois, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the fifth round.
Win 32-7-7 Germany Ralf Rocchigiani PTS 10 07/05/1994 Rhineland-Palatinate Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany BDB German Cruiserweight Title.
Win 15-19-6 United Kingdom Tony "Phone" Booth UD 6 26/03/1994 North Rhine-Westphalia Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 26-6-1 United States Vincent Boulware SD 8 26/02/1994 California San Jose, California, United States
Win -- Ludmil Popov KO 1 11/12/1993 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 9-25-1 United States Bruce "The Truce" Johnson TKO 4 16/10/1993 Rhineland-Palatinate Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Win 4-17-1 United States Eric "Ice" Cole KO 1 18/09/1993 North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Cole knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.

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