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Hans Henrik Palm

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Real name  Hans Henrik Palm
Wins  39
Division  Welterweight
Number of contests  0
Stance  Orthodox
Role  Boxer
Losses  3
Nationality  Danish
Name  Hans Palm
Draws  0
Rated at  Welterweight
Wins by KO  18
Total fights  42

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Born  19 July 1956 (age 59) Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark (1956-07-19)
Children  Marc Palm, Louise Dahl Palm
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Hans Henrik Palm (born 19 July 1956 in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark) is a retired Danish boxer, who became European welterweight champion in 1982. Before turning professional he represented Denmark at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada where he dropped a decision to world champion Vassily Solomin of the USSR.

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Amateur career

As an amateur Hans Henrik Palm competed in the senior ranks at the age of 17 where he won the Danish national bantamweight title in 1974. In the following years he captured the Danish featherweight title (1975) and lightweight title (1976). He also became Nordic champion in 1976.

Palm competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. In the first round of the tournament he was matched against the world lightweight champion Vassily Solomin of the USSR. Palm did fine against Solomin but dropped a close 0-5 decision.

Hans Henrik Palm made a record of 55-4 as an amateur.

Professional career

In 1976 Palm turned professional. Based in Denmark he built a professional record against primarily European boxers, including wins over former European champions Lothar Abend, Jose Antonio Jiminez, Henry Rhiney and Joseph Pachler and the British champion Clinton McKenzie.

Having reached a record of 29-0 he was matched against European welterweight champion Jørgen Hansen in a rare match involving two Danes in a title bout. Palm entered the title bout as a favorite against the 37-year-old Hansen but lost by TKO in the ninth round on 17 October 1980. A rematch against Hansen for the European title on 9 October 1981 was lost by a close decision.

Palm got a third chance of capturing the European welterweight title when he was matched against French champion Georges Warusfel on 26 Februar 1982 for the title that Jørgen Hansen had vacated. Palm won the title by TKO in round 3 and defended the title against former Italian champion Pierangelo Pira later in 1982.

On 11 November 1982 he defended the title against Welsh contender Colin Jones but was stopped in two rounds. Hans Henrik Palm retired after the bout with a 39-3 record (18 KO's).

After the boxing career Palm worked as a trainer for Anders Eklund and the Bredahl-brothers Jimmi and Johnny. Palm became a successful businessman establishing a successful chain of fitness-centers and had success in the real estate market. However, at the arrival of the financial crisis in 2008 put an end to the business enterprise and Palm was declared personally bankrupt in 2010.

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Hans Henrik Palm Wikipedia


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