Christophe Dettinger

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Christophe Dettinger
Nickname(s)Le Gitan de Massy (i.e., The Gypsy from Massy)
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Born (1981-05-03) May 3, 1981 (age 38)
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins by KO7

Christophe Dettinger (born 3 May 1981) is a French boxer.[1]

Boxing career[edit]

October 30, 2007, he became the French champion in the Cruiserweight weight class, by beating Kamel Amrane.

Yellow vests movement[edit]

Several videos taken during the demonstration of the Yellow vests movement of January 5, 2019 in Paris were showing him punching policemen on the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor.[2] Three days after punching police at Yellow vests protest, Christophe Dettinger surrenders.[3] A website set up to raise funds for the boxer showed that it had received pledges of more than €114,000 [4] The fundraiser was closed after less than 20 hours after officials expressed outrage. Anti-corruption campaigner Christophe Grébert defended the fund, saying it was legal to ask for funds to pay court costs. Shutting the fundraiser, he said, was a "bad signal for democracy".[5]

On 13 February, 2019, Dettinger was sentenced to 1 year of prison and 18 months' probation for assaulting two police officers during the protest on 5 January[6].


  1. ^ "Dettinger face à un nouveau défi". 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "EN VIDÉOS - «Gilets jaunes» : un manifestant filmé en train de frapper un gendarme". FIGARO. 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Boxer Christophe Dettinger surrenders after punching police at gilets jaunes protest". TIMES. 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Over $170K raised for ex-French boxer who punched riot police during 'yellow vest' protest - National -". 8 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Outcry over fundraising for protest boxer". 8 January 2019 – via
  6. ^ "Gilets jaunes : le boxeur de gendarmes Christophe Dettinger condamné à un an de prison ferme". France 24 (in French). 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2019-02-14.