Henry Maske

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Henry Maske
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1983-0510-021, Henry Maske, Manfred Wolke.jpg
Henry Maske and Manfred Wolke (right)
Statistics
Real nameHenry Maske
Nickname(s)Gentleman[1][2][3]
Weight(s)Light Heavyweight
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
NationalityGerman
Born (1964-01-06) 6 January 1964 (age 55)
Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam, East Germany
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins31
Wins by KO11
Losses1
Henry Maske
Medal record
Representing  East Germany
Men's boxing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Middleweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Moscow Light Heavyweight
Silver medal – second place 1986 Reno Middleweight
European Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Budapest Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1987 Turin Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1989 Athens Middleweight

Henry Maske (born 6 January 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam) is a German former professional boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures. He held the IBF light heavyweight title from 1993 until 1996.

Amateur career[edit]

Maske was an Olympic Gold medallist 1988 in Seoul (middleweight) for East Germany. His results were:[4]

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Helman Palije (Malawi) 5–0
  • Defeated Sello Mojela (Lesotho) walk-over
  • Defeated Michele Mastrodonato (Italy) 5–0
  • Defeated Chris Sande (Kenya) 5–0
  • Defeated Egerton Marcus (Canada) 5–0

Maske won the 1989 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow and the silver medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno, Nevada.

Pro career[edit]

During his career, Maske was a five-time boxing champion of East Germany. After reunification in 1990, he turned professional, and became the IBF world title holder in the light heavyweight category on 20 March 1993. Maske defended his title ten times between 1993–96.[5]

He retired in 1996 after suffering a split decision loss at the hands of Virgil Hill.[6] In 2007, he won in a rematch.[3]

Post-boxing life[edit]

Maske (left) and Wladimir Klitschko (right) with German sculptor Carsten Eggers, after the unveiling of the Max Schmeling monument in Hollenstedt on 21 May 2010.

As of 2010, Maske owns ten McDonald's franchises in Germany.[7] Maske works as a boxing commentator for the first German television channel (ARD).

Comeback[edit]

After an 11-year retirement, he avenged his only defeat as a professional against Virgil Hill. The fight was held on 31 March 2007, in Munich; Maske won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.[citation needed]

Professional boxing record[edit]

31 Wins (11 KOs), 1 Loss[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 31–1 United States Virgil Hill UD 12 31 March 2007 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany
Loss 30–1 United States Virgil Hill SD 12 23 November 1996 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany Lost IBF light heavyweight title.
For WBA, & vacant Lineal light heavyweight title.
Win 30–0 United States John Scully UD 12 25 May 1996 Germany Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 29–0 Jamaica Duran Williams UD 12 17 February 1996 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 28–0 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani UD 12 14 October 1995 Germany Munich, Bayern, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 27–0 Germany Graciano Rocchigiani UD 12 27 May 1995 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 26–0 Canada Egerton Marcus UD 12 11 February 1995 Germany Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 25–0 United States Iran Barkley RTD 9 8 October 1994 Germany Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 24–0 Italy Andrea Magi UD 12 4 June 1994 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 23–0 United States Ernesto Magdaleno TKO 9 26 March 1994 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 22–0 United States David Vedder UD 12 11 December 1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 21–0 United States Anthony Hembrick UD 12 18 September 1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Retained IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 20–0 United States Charles Williams UD 12 20 March 1993 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Won IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 19–0 United States Frank Minton KO 2 2 October 1992 Germany Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Win 18–0 United States Samson Cohen KO 6 19 September 1992 Germany Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Win 17–0 United States Lenzie Morgan PTS 10 27 June 1992 Germany Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Win 16–0 United Kingdom Steve McCarthy DQ 9 4 April 1992 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 15–0 Trinidad and Tobago Leslie Stewart KO 7 6 March 1992 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 14–0 United Kingdom Tom Elton Collins TKO 8 6 December 1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 13–0 United States Darryl Fromm KO 2 8 November 1991 France Paris, France
Win 12–0 United States Mike Peak KO 9 12 October 1991 Germany Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Win 11–0 Uruguay Rodrigo Benech UD 8 13 September 1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 10–0 Italy Yawe Davis PTS 10 31 May 1991 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 9–0 Argentina Miguel Angel Maldonado PTS 8 28 February 1991 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 8–0 United States Salim Muhammad PTS 8 25 January 1991 United States Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 7–0 United Kingdom Glazz Campbell PTS 8 7 December 1990 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 6–0 Republic of Ireland Sean Mannion PTS 8 16 November 1990 Germany Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
Win 5–0 United Kingdom Cordwell Hylton KO 3 31 October 1990 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win 4–0 United States Mike Brothers KO 2 5 October 1990 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 3–0 Argentina Jorge Juan Salgado PTS 6 7 September 1990 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 2–0 United Kingdom Mike Aubrey PTS 6 1 June 1990 Germany Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 1–0 Antonio Arvizu KO 1 9 May 1990 United Kingdom Wembley, London, United Kingdom Professional debut.

Acting[edit]

Maske played the lead role in the 2010 biopic Max Schmeling, for which he took several months of acting lessons. However, critique were largely negative on his performance in the film.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Think twice about returning to the ring after a long layoff". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ "Boxing Info: Virgil Hill Vs Henry Maske". saddoboxing.com.
  3. ^ a b Brichzi, Dirk. "Maske-Erfolg gegen Hill: Seelenfrieden für den Gentleman", Spiegel.de; accessed 1 April 2007. (in German)
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Henry Maske Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  5. ^ Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Pretoria. German Sporting Icons; accessed 8 September 2011.
  6. ^ Kammerer, Roy. "After decade of retirement, Henry Maske is back", USAToday.com, 31 March 2007; accessed 1 January 2016.
  7. ^ Öchsner, Thomas; Uhlmann, Steffen (27 August 2010). "Reden wir über Geld: Henry Maske 'Es war klasse, die Rechnung zu schreiben'", Süddeutsche Zeitung; retrieved 22 December 2011.

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Dieter Baumann
German Sportsman of the Year
1993
Succeeded by
Germany Markus Wasmeier
Achievements
Preceded by
United States Charles Williams
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1993-03-20 – 1996-11-23
Succeeded by
United States Virgil Hill