Boxing Famous Boxers from Germany

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List of famous boxers from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Germany has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best German boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Germany and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different boxers, including Frank Shabani and Konstantin Airich.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest German boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Germany?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented German boxers to find some new athletes to watch.

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Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 100 (1905-2005) Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried "Max" Schmeling was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 ...more

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Frank Klaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 61 (1887-1948) Frank Klaus was an American boxer from 1904 to 1918. He was of German descent. Klaus won the vacant Middleweight Championship of the world in 1913 and was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame ...more

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Arthur Abraham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 38 Arthur Abraham is an Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin. Abraham is the former IBF Middleweight Champion from 2005 to 2009, making ten successful defences of his title, the ...more

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Alexander Abraham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 37 Alexander "Alex" Abraham is a former Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin, Germany. On 25 October 2008 he won the vacant EBU-EE light middleweight title from Roman ...more

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Khoren Gevor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 38 Khoren Gevor is an Armenian-German professional boxer. He is a former EBU Middleweight champion.

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Susianna Kentikian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 31 Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian is an German-Armenian professional boxer now residing in Germany. She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but she left the country with her family at ...more

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Billy Papke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 50 (1886-1936) Billy Papke was an American boxer. Born in Spring Valley, Illinois, he was the son of German immigrants to the USA.

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Erich Gliebe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 55 Erich Gliebe is a white supremacist, who was the Chairman of the now-defunct National Alliance. In his youth, Gliebe had been a professional boxer who boxed under the moniker of "The Aryan ...more

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Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 34 Marco Huck is a German professional boxer. He is the current WBO Cruiserweight champion.

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Ralf Rocchigiani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 55 Ralf Rocchigiani is a boxer from Duisburg-Hamborn in Germany. He was often overlooked due to his more talented and successful younger brother, Graciano Rocchigiani. He became a professional ...more

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Wilhelm von Homburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 64 (1940-2004) Norbert Grupe, outside Germany better known by his stage name Wilhelm von Homburg, was a German wrestler, boxer, and film actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Vigo the Carpathian in the ...more

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Henry Maske is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 54 Henry Maske is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.

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Richard Nowakowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 63 Richard Nowakowski is a retired boxer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the men's featherweight division at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he was defeated in ...more

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Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 50 Dariusz Michalczewski is a Polish-German former professional boxer. Michalczewski is the former Lineal, WBO, WBA, & IBF light-heavyweight champion and WBO cruiserweight champion.

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Thomas Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 43 Thomas Ulrich is a German boxer.

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Sebastian Köber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 39 Sebastian Köber is a German boxer, who won the Heavyweight bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Three years later, at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships ...more

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Zygmunt Chychła is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 83 (1926-2009) Zygmunt Chychła was a Polish boxer. He won the first post-World War II Olympic gold medal for Poland. In 1939 he began training at the Polish boxing club Gedania. During the war he lost his ...more

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Detlef Kästner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 60 Detlef Kästner is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the bronze medal in the light middleweight division, after ...more

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Olivia Spiker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 37 Olivia Spiker is a Polish-German female amateur boxer. She lives in Wuppertal and studied safety engineering at University of Wuppertal.

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Andreas Zülow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 53 Andreas Zülow was a boxer from East Germany who won a Lightweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. Two years earlier he already won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur ...more

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Jürgen Fanghänel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 67 Jürgen Fanghänel is a retired male boxer, who won the bronze medal for East Germany in the men's heavyweight division at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. There he was defeated in ...more

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Karl-Heinz Krüger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 65 Karl-Heinz Krüger is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the bronze medal in the welterweight division, after ...more

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Luan Krasniqi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 47 Luan Krasniqi is a former professional German boxer from a Kosovar Albanian family. He is a former EBU Heavyweight Champion. In April 2006, he was ranked #2 by the WBO, coming before other ...more

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Francesco Pianeta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 34 Francesco Pianeta is an Italian-German Heavyweight boxer.

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Peter Hussing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 64 (1948-2012) Peter Hussing was a West German heavyweight boxing champion. He was born in Brachbach, Sieg. Although one of the favorites in European Championship in Katowice in 1975, he was KO-ed by Andrzej ...more

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Vitali Tajbert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 36 Vitali Tajbert is a German boxer and former WBC world champion as well as Olympic medalist, who competes in the lightweight division. His family migrated from Kazakhstan as ethnic Germans to ...more

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Emil Schulz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 72 (1938-2010) Emil Schulz was a German boxer and five-time amateur champion, who lost only 21 of his 223 fights. He competed for the Unified Team of Germany in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan in ...more

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Rustamhodza Rahimov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 43 Rustamhodza Rahimov is a boxer from Germany, but of Tajik origins, as his name suggests.

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Sven Ottke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 51 Sven Ottke, known as "The Phantom", is a German former professional boxer who was the IBF/WBA super middleweight champion. Ottke was the third European boxer to retire as an undefeated ...more

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Manfred Zielonka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 58 Manfred Zielonka is a retired boxer from West Germany. At the 1984 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal in the men's light middleweight division. In the semifinals he was beaten by eventual ...more

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Markus Beyer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 47 Markus Beyer is a German boxer at super middleweight and the former WBC Champion, who resides in Lilienthal, Germany. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the light ...more

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Andreas Tews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 50 Andreas Tews is a German former amateur boxer. Tews won the Flyweight Silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and the Featherweight Gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. His first ...more

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Axel Schulz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 50 Axel Schulz is a retired German heavyweight boxer.

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Manfred Wolke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 75 Manfred Wolke is a former welterweight boxer. He was a member of the Armeesportsklub Vorwärts Frankfurt an der Oder. Wolke, representing East Germany, was the Welterweight Olympic gold ...more

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Marco Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Marco Rudolph age 48 Marco Rudolph is a retired German boxer, who won the Lightweight Silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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Torsten May is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Torsten May age 49 Torsten May was a German boxer, who won the Light Heavyweight Gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

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Felix Sturm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 39 Felix Sturm is a German professional boxer of Bosnian descent. Sturm competes in the middleweight division, where he is the former IBF champion, former WBO champion, and a two time former WBA ...more

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Rudi Fink is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 60 Rudi Fink is a retired boxer from Germany, who won the gold medal in the Featherweight division for East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

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René Monse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 50 René Monse is a former German heavyweight boxer best known to win a bronze medal at the world championships 1995.

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Torsten Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Torsten Schmitz age 54 Torsten Schmitz is a retired German boxer in the Light Middleweight division. He represented East Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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Siegfried Mehnert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Siegfried Mehnert age 55 Siegfried Mehnert is a former amateur boxer from East Germany. He is best known for twice winning the European title in the men's welterweight division.

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Jochen Bachfeld is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Jochen Bachfeld age 66 Jochen Bachfeld is a retired boxer from East Germany, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he won the gold medal in the welterweight division ...more

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Peter Tiepold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Peter Tiepold age 73 Peter Tiepold is a former light-middleweight boxer from East Germany, who won the bronze medals of international competitions. He competended for the SC Dynamo Berlin/ Sportvereinigung Dynamo.

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Wilhelm Gratschow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 36 Wilhelm Gratschow is a German amateur boxer who qualified for the 2008 Olympics.

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Reiner Gies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Reiner Gies age 55 Reiner Gies was a German boxer who won a Light Welterweight Bronze Medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for West Germany. Four years earlier, when Los Angeles, California hosted the Games, he was ...more

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Dieter Kottysch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 75 Dieter Kottysch is a former boxer and Olympic gold medalist.

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Steven Küchler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Steven Küchler age 43 Steven Küchler is a boxer from Germany, who is nicknamed Mr. Hollywood. He represented his native country at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. There he was stopped in the ...more

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Selçuk Aydın is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Selçuk Aydın age 35 Selçuk Aydın is a Turkish boxer best known for winning several medals in the European Amateur Championships and winning the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Title as professional boxer by ...more

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Herbert Bauch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Herbert Bauch age 61 Herbert Bauch is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the bronze medal in the light heavyweight division, after being ...more

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Jan Quast is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 48 Jan Quast is a retired boxer from Germany, who competed in the light flyweight division during the late 1980s, early 1990s. He represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in ...more