Torsten May

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Torsten May
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 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 (state) 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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