Serge Nubret

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Serge Nubret
Serge nubret11.jpg
Historical photo of Serge Nubret
Born(1938-10-06)6 October 1938
Died19 April 2011(2011-04-19) (aged 72)
Paris, France
Other namesThe Black Panther
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Serge Nubret (6 October 1938 – 19 April 2011) was a French professional bodybuilder, actor and self published author. He won numerous bodybuilding competitions, including 1976 NABBA Mr. Universe (1976). Nubret was nicknamed "The Black Panther."[1]

Early life[edit]

Nubret was born on 6 October 1938 in Anse-Bertrand, Guadeloupe. Nubret has credited Steve Reeves as his childhood inspiration.[2]


In 1960 Nubret joined the International Federation of Bodybuilders, and was declared World's Most Muscular Man in Montreal. Nubret kept improving, winning titles including NABBA Mr. Universe in 1976 (London), WBBG Pro. Mr. World and Mr. Olympus in 1977 (New York) and another World champion title in 1981 (Geneva). In 1983, 23 years after his first world-class achievement he became the WABBA World Champion in Rome, winning his fifth major title. At 65 years old, Nubret offered a last show to his public during the 2003 World championships in France.[citation needed]

In addition to being recognized by experts, peers, and fans as a reference in the bodybuilding field, Nubret also dedicated himself to the development and promotion of bodybuilding. He became the head of the French and European IFBB bodybuilding federations from 1970 to 1975. In 1975 he founded the World Amateur Body Building Association (WABBA) to host amateur bodybuilding competitions.[3] Serge Nubret would appear in several minor film projects during his career. Nubret was also featured in the 1977 documentary, Pumping Iron, about Arnold Schwarzenegger.[4]


In 2006, the 68-year-old Nubret penned an autobiography Je suis...Moi &Dieu (I am...Me and God) in collaboration with Louis-Xavier Babin-Lachaud. The book which only exists in French tells his life story and his Christian beliefs.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Nubret was father to three daughters (Pascale, Karine, and Grace) and a son (Stanley) from two marriages and one relationship. His second marriage was with Jacqueline Nubret, a female bodybuilder with various competition titles.

In March 2009, Nubret fell into a coma, eventually dying on 19 April 2011 of natural causes.[6]

List of bodybuilding awards[edit]

  • 1958: Mr. Guadeloupe
  • 1960: IFBB World Most Muscular Man
  • 1963: NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (2nd)
  • 1964: NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (2nd)
  • 1969: NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (3rd)
  • 1969: IFBB Mr. World (Tall) (2nd)
  • 1970: IFBB Mr. Europe (Tall)
  • 1972: IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd)
  • 1973: IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd)
  • 1975: IFBB Mr. Olympia (Heavy Weight, 2nd)
  • 1976: NABBA Pro Mr. Universe
  • 1976: WBBG Mr. Olympus (2nd)
  • 1977: NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (2nd)
  • 1977: WBBG Mr. Olympus
  • 1977: WBBG Pro Mr. World
  • 1978: NABBA Pro. Mr. Universe (2nd)
  • 1981: Pro WABBA World Championships
  • 1983: Pro WABBA World Championships



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Simplyshredded Exclusive Profile: Serge Nubret "The Black Panther" |". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  2. ^ weikfitness (2007-12-12). "An Interview With Six-Time World Champion Bodybuilder Serge Nubret!". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ "Nations". Wabba International. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  4. ^ Pumping Iron, retrieved 2019-04-25
  5. ^ "Simplyshredded Exclusive Profile: Serge Nubret "The Black Panther" |". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  6. ^ "Serge Nubret: Height | Weight | Arms | Chest | Biography". 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Serge Nubret". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-04-25.

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