Torsten May (born September 10, 1969 in Glauchau, Saxony) was a German boxer, who won the Light Heavyweight Gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He challenged once for the IBF cruiserweight championship in 2006.

Torsten May
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Torsten May, 2019
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Light Heavyweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Sydney Light Heavyweight

Amateur careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

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.

Professional boxing recordEdit

22 Wins (12 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Losses (2 knockouts, 1 decision) [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 29-3-1   Alexander Gurov TKO 8 21/04/2001   Erfurt, Germany WBA Intercontinental/IBF Intercontinental/EBU Cruiserweight Titles.
Win 5-0   Yan Kulkov PTS 8 25/11/2000   Hannover, Germany
Win 8-0-1   Valeri Semiskur TKO 3 03/06/2000   Karlsruhe, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 24-2   Alexey Ilyin MD 12 27/11/1999   Düsseldorf, Germany EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win 27-6-2   Adolpho Washington TD 9 05/06/1999   Frankfurt, Germany IBF Intercontinental cruiserweight title
Win 18-2   Pascal Warusfel PTS 10 10/10/1998   Vienna, Austria
Loss 17-4-1   Stefan Angehrn TKO 9 13/12/1997   Düsseldorf, Germany IBF Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title.
Win 23-9   Matthew Charleston TKO 5 18/10/1997   Vienna, Austria
Win 13-8   Jason Nicholson PTS 10 15/02/1997   Vienna, Austria
Loss 25-3-2   Adolpho Washington UD 12 31/08/1996   Palma de Mallorca, Spain For vacant IBF cruiserweight title
Win 24-8   Andrew Maynard KO 10 20/04/1996   Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 37-3-3   Gary "Tiger" Steiger TKO 6 23/03/1996   New York City, U.S.
Win 6-13   Bobbie Joe Edwards PTS 8 29/01/1996   Piccadilly, London, England
Win 32-8   Art Jimmerson KO 5 09/09/1995   Bielefeld, Germany
Win 16-13   Tim "Scrap Iron" Johnson KO 2 17/06/1995   Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Johnson knocked out at 2:09 of the second round.
Win 8-5-2   Fred "Kip" Adams KO 3 27/05/1995   Dortmund, Germany
Win 24-4   Saul Montana UD 10 25/03/1995   Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 20-5-2   Jason Waller TKO 6 26/11/1994   Wuppertal, Germany
Win 20-8-3   Dale "Lunch Pail" Jackson TKO 5 18/06/1994   Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Referee stopped the bout at 1:09 of the fifth round.
Win 32-7-7   Ralf Rocchigiani PTS 10 07/05/1994   Koblenz, Germany BDB German Cruiserweight Title.
Win 15-19-6   Tony "Phone" Booth UD 6 26/03/1994   Dortmund, Germany
Win 26-6-1   Vincent Boulware SD 8 26/02/1994   San Jose, California, U.S.
Win -- Ludmil Popov KO 1 11/12/1993   Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 9-25-1   Bruce "The Truce" Johnson TKO 4 16/10/1993   Koblenz, Germany
Win 4-17-1   Eric "Ice" Cole KO 1 18/09/1993   Düsseldorf, Germany Cole knocked out at 2:35 of the first round.


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