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Real name  Henry Maske
Stance  Southpaw
Height  1.9 m
Nickname(s)  Gentleman
Total fights  32
Division  Light heavyweight

Rated at  Light Heavyweight
Name  Henry Maske
Martial art  Boxing
Nationality  German
Role  Boxer
Movies  Max Schmeling
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Born  January 6, 1964 (age 51) Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg (1964-01-06)
Spouse  Manuela Sahr (m. 1990), Anke Stollenwerk-Maske (m. 1983–1989)
Similar People  Virgil Hill, Axel Schulz, Graciano Rocchigiani, Max Schmeling, Henry Hubchen

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Henry Maske (born 6 January 1964, in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg) is a German former professional boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.


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Amateur career

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Maske was an Olympic Gold Medalist 1988 in Seoul (middleweight) for East Germany. His results were:

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  • 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

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    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

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    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.

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

    Post-boxing life

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


    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.


    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.


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