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Torsten May


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Olympic medals
Boxing at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Light Heavyweight

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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.


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Amateur career

  • 1991 German National Light Heavyweight champion
  • 1991 Won World Championship as a Light Heavyweight in Sydney, Australia. Results were:
  • Defeated Patrice Aouissi (France) points
  • Defeated Orestes Solano (Cuba) points
  • Defeated Mehmet Gurgen (Turkey) points
  • Defeated Andrei Kurnyavka (Russia) points
  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Barcelona 1992 as a Light Heavyweight. Results were:
  • Defeated Gil-Nam Kim (North Korea) points
  • Defeated Dale Brown (boxer) (Canada) points
  • Defeated Montell Griffin (United States) when controversially he was credited some of Griffin's points
  • Defeated Wojciech Bartnik (Poland) points
  • Defeated Rostislav Zaulitchny (Unified Team/ C.I.S) points
  • Professional career

    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.


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