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René Monse (28 September 1968 in Potsdam – 8 June 2017) was a German heavyweight boxer best known for having won a bronze medal at the world championships in 1995.

René Monse
Personal information
Full name René Monse
Nationality German
Born (1968-09-28)28 September 1968
Potsdam, Brandenburg
Died 8 June 2017(2017-06-08) (aged 48)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Super Heavyweight
Club Berliner TSC, Berlin

Monse died in 2017 after what his former promoter described as a lengthy illness.[1]



In 1995, the southpaw won third place at the World Championships in Berlin after losing to Vitali Klitschko. He also placed third in the 1996 European Championships. At the Olympics, he lost to Russian star Alexei Lezin.

Amateur highlightsEdit

  • East German Super Heavyweight Champion 1989, German Super Heavyweight Champion 1993, 1994
  • 1990 3rd place at the World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. Lost the semifinal to Félix Savón (Cuba) by RET-1
  • 1994 won the Military World Championships in Tunis, Tunisia with a Walkover win in the finalover Wladimir Klitschko (Ukraine).
  • 1994 2nd place at the World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
    • Defeated Alexander Ermashevich (Belarus) PTS
    • Defeated Viktor Shtorm (Kazakhstan) PTS
    • Lost to Félix Savón RSC-4[2]
  • 1995 3rd place at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Lost the semifinal to Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine) PTS (5-6)
  • 1995 3rd place at the Military World Championships in Rome, Italy. Results were:
    • Defeated Armen Khachatryan (Armenia) PTS (12-0)
    • Lost to Alexei Lezin (Russia) RSC-3
  • 1996 competed at the Atlanta Olympics. Results were:
    • Defeated Said Ahmed Essayed (Egypt) PTS (12-9)
    • Lost to Alexei Lezin (Russia) PTS (5-9)
  • 1996 3rd place at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmark. Lost the semifinal to Alexei Lezin (Russia).


As a professional, he had only a few highlights. He lost by points against compatriot Luan Krasniqi for the vacant European title in 2002 even though he scored a knockdown. He was stopped in the rematch in 2004 and retired with a record of 14-2 with 7 knockouts.


  1. ^ "Firat Arslan Back on July 15, Monse Passes, Boxing in Jonkoping - Boxing News". Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cuba, Germany share honours". New Straits Times. 11 June 1994. p. 36. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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