Henry Maske (born 6 January 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam) is a German former professional boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures. He held the IBF light heavyweight title from 1993 until 1996.
Henry Maske and Manfred Wolke (right)
|Real name||Henry Maske|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Born||6 January 1964|
Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam, East Germany
|Wins by KO||11|
|Representing East Germany|
|World Amateur Championships|
|1989 Moscow||Light Heavyweight|
|European Amateur Championships|
Maske was an Olympic Gold medallist 1988 in Seoul (middleweight) for East Germany. His results were:
Below is the record of Henry Maske, an East German middlewight boxer who competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics:
- Round of 64: bye
- Round of 32: Defeated Helman Palije (Malawi) by decision, 5–0
- Round of 16: Defeated Sello Mojela (Lesotho) by walkover
- Quarterfinal: Defeated Michele Mastrodonato (Italy) by decision, 5–0
- Semifinal: Defeated Chris Sande (Kenya) by decision, 5–0
- Final: Defeated Egerton Marcus (Canada) by decision, 5–0 (won gold medal)
Maske won the 1989 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow and the silver medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno, Nevada. His toughest opponents were Cubans, particularly Angel Espinosa, whom he met three times in 1987—1988, losing all three by a 0–5 unanimous decision, and luckily for him, Maske didn't met Espinosa at Seoul as Cuba boycotted the 1988 Olympics.
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.
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.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|31 Wins (11 KOs), 1 Loss|
|Win||31–1||Virgil Hill||UD||12||31 March 2007||Munich, Bayern, Germany|
|Loss||30–1||Virgil Hill||SD||12||23 November 1996||Munich, Bayern, Germany||Lost IBF light heavyweight title.|
For WBA, & vacant Lineal light heavyweight title.
|Win||30–0||John Scully||UD||12||25 May 1996||Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||29–0||Duran Williams||UD||12||17 February 1996||Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||28–0||Graciano Rocchigiani||UD||12||14 October 1995||Munich, Bayern, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||27–0||Graciano Rocchigiani||UD||12||27 May 1995||Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||26–0||Egerton Marcus||UD||12||11 February 1995||Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||25–0||Iran Barkley||RTD||9||8 October 1994||Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||24–0||Andrea Magi||UD||12||4 June 1994||Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||23–0||Ernesto Magdaleno||TKO||9||26 March 1994||Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||22–0||David Vedder||UD||12||11 December 1993||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||21–0||Anthony Hembrick||UD||12||18 September 1993||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||20–0||Charles Williams||UD||12||20 March 1993||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Won IBF light heavyweight title.|
|Win||19–0||Frank Minton||KO||2||2 October 1992||Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany|
|Win||18–0||Samson Cohen||KO||6||19 September 1992||Kassel, Hessen, Germany|
|Win||17–0||Lenzie Morgan||PTS||10||27 June 1992||Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany|
|Win||16–0||Steve McCarthy||DQ||9||4 April 1992||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||15–0||Leslie Stewart||KO||7||6 March 1992||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||14–0||Tom Elton Collins||TKO||8||6 December 1991||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||13–0||Darryl Fromm||KO||2||8 November 1991||Paris, France|
|Win||12–0||Mike Peak||KO||9||12 October 1991||Halle, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany|
|Win||11–0||Rodrigo Benech||UD||8||13 September 1991||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||10–0||Yawe Davis||PTS||10||31 May 1991||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||9–0||Miguel Angel Maldonado||PTS||8||28 February 1991||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||8–0||Salim Muhammad||PTS||8||25 January 1991||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||7–0||Glazz Campbell||PTS||8||7 December 1990||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||6–0||Sean Mannion||PTS||8||16 November 1990||Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||5–0||Cordwell Hylton||KO||3||31 October 1990||Wembley, London, United Kingdom|
|Win||4–0||Mike Brothers||KO||2||5 October 1990||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||3–0||Jorge Juan Salgado||PTS||6||7 September 1990||Berlin, Germany|
|Win||2–0||Mike Aubrey||PTS||6||1 June 1990||Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||1–0||Antonio Arvizu||KO||1||9 May 1990||Wembley, London, United Kingdom||Professional debut.|
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.
- "Think twice about returning to the ring after a long layoff". ESPN.com.
- "Boxing Info: Virgil Hill Vs Henry Maske". saddoboxing.com.
- Brichzi, Dirk. "Maske-Erfolg gegen Hill: Seelenfrieden für den Gentleman", Spiegel.de; accessed 1 April 2007. (in German)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Henry Maske Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
- Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Pretoria. German Sporting Icons; accessed 8 September 2011.
- Kammerer, Roy. "After decade of retirement, Henry Maske is back", USAToday.com, 31 March 2007; accessed 1 January 2016.
- Öchsner, Thomas; Uhlmann, Steffen (27 August 2010). "Reden wir über Geld: Henry Maske 'Es war klasse, die Rechnung zu schreiben'", Süddeutsche Zeitung; retrieved 22 December 2011.
- Official webpage; accessed 1 January 2016.(in German)
- Professional boxing record for Henry Maske from BoxRec
- Profile, Leverkusen.com
| German Sportsman of the Year
| IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1993-03-20 – 1996-11-23