Thomas Ulrich

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Thomas Ulrich
Statistics
Weight(s) Light-heavyweight
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Reach187 cm (74 in)
NationalityGerman
Born (1975-07-11) 11 July 1975 (age 43)
Berlin, Germany
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins32
Wins by KO22
Losses7

Thomas Ulrich (born 11 July 1975, in Berlin) is a German former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2012. He challenged twice for a light-heavyweight world title: the WBC title in 2005, and the WBO/lineal titles in 2006. He also held the European light-heavyweight title three times from 2002 to 2008. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in the light-heavyweight division.

Berlin Capital of Germany

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World Boxing Organization organization

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Amateur career

Ulrich was the German Light Heavyweight Champion 1994. Ulrich won the light heavyweight bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, just like he did a year before at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin.

1996 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, in Atlanta

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, were an international multi-sport event that was held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. These Games, which were the fourth Summer Olympics to be hosted by the United States, marked the centenary of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens—the inaugural edition of the modern Olympic Games. They were also the first since 1924 to be held in a different year from a Winter Olympics, under a new IOC practice implemented in 1994 to hold the Summer and Winter Games in alternating, even-numbered years.

The Men's 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships were held in the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany from May 4 to May 15. The eighth edition of this competition, held a year before the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, was organised by the world governing body for amateur boxing AIBA. These World Championships saw the introduction of 'seedings' in each weight. Those seedings were to be based on the 1994 AIBA ranking list.

Amateur Highlights

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Pro career

Ulrich turned pro 1997 and began his career 20-0 before getting stopped in the 6th round by future titlist Glen Johnson. He then won his next eight bouts, setting up a shot at WBC Light Heavyweight Title holder Tomasz Adamek in 2005. Adamek won via 6th-round KO. In 2006, Ulrich got a shot at WBO Light Heavyweight Title holder Zsolt Erdei and lost a decision.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
39 fights32 wins7 losses
By knockout226
By decision101
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
39Loss32–7 Flag of Germany.svg Dustin DirksKO4 (8), 2:005 May 2012 Flag of Germany.svg Messe, Erfurt, Germany
38Loss32–6 Flag of Lithuania.svg Sergej RozvadovskijTKO7 (8), 1:494 Apr 2011 Flag of Germany.svg Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany
37Win32–5 Flag of Hungary.svg Gyula GasparKO3 (8)9 Oct 2010 Flag of Germany.svg Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
36Loss31–5 Flag of Argentina.svg Mariano Nicolas PlotinskyKO11 (12), 1:357 Mar 2009 Flag of Germany.svg Freiberger Arena, Dresden, GermanyFor vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
35Loss31–4 Flag of Ukraine.svg Yuri Barashian KO8 (12), 0:5623 Feb 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Brandberge Arena, Halle, GermanyLost European light-heavyweight title
34Win31–3 Flag of Italy.svg Leonardo TurchiKO1 (12), 2:0119 May 2007 Flag of Germany.svg Color Line Arena, Hamburg, GermanyRetained European light-heavyweight title
33Win30–3 Flag of France.svg Rachid KanfouahTKO10 (12), 2:3613 Jan 2007 Flag of Germany.svg Brandberge Arena, Halle, GermanyWon WBO Inter-Continental and vacant European light-heavyweight titles
32Loss29–3 Flag of Hungary.svg Zsolt Erdei UD1229 Jul 2006 Flag of Germany.svg König Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, GermanyFor WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles
31Win29–2 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Henry SaenzUD108 Apr 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany
30Loss28–2 Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Adamek KO6 (12), 1:5715 Oct 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Mehrzweckhalle Süd, Düsseldorf, GermanyFor WBC light-heavyweight title
29Win28–1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Matthew Barney UD1226 Mar 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Erdgas Arena, Riesa, GermanyRetained European light-heavyweight title
28Win27–1 Flag of Italy.svg Silvio Branco KO11 (12), 0:5117 Jul 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Stadthalle, Zwickau, GermanyWon vacant European light-heavyweight title
27Win26–1 Flag of the United States.svg Michael RushUD1214 Feb 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, GermanyRetained WBC International light-heavyweight title
26Win25–1 Flag of the United States.svg Carl HandyUD815 Nov 2003 Flag of Germany.svg Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
25Win24–1 Flag of Germany.svg Graciano Rocchigiani UD1210 May 2003 Flag of Germany.svg Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, GermanyWon vacant WBC International light-heavyweight title
24Win23–1 Flag of Uganda.svg Yawe DavisKO2 (12)12 Oct 2002 Flag of Germany.svg Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, GermanyWon European light-heavyweight title
23Win22–1 Flag of Brazil.svg Marco Antonio DuarteKO3 (8)16 Mar 2002 Flag of Germany.svg Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
22Win21–1 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Mohamed Siluvangi UD815 Dec 2001 Flag of Germany.svg Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
21Loss20–1 Flag of Jamaica.svg Glen Johnson KO6 (12)28 Jul 2001 Flag of Germany.svg Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyLost WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
20Win20–0 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Gabriel Hernández TKO8 (12)10 Feb 2001 Flag of Germany.svg Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyRetained WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
19Win19–0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ali Forbes UD8 14 Oct 2000 Flag of Germany.svg Kolnarena, Cologne, Germany
18Win18–0 Flag of Italy.svg Maurizio ColomboTKO2 (6)23 Jun 2000 Flag of Hungary.svg FTC Stadium, Budapest, Hungary
17Win17–0 Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland NelsonKO8 (12)1 Apr 2000 Flag of Germany.svg Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, GermanyWon vacant WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title
16Win16–0 Flag of the United States.svg Warren MooreKO24 Dec 1999 Flag of Germany.svg Stadionsporthalle, Hanover, Germany
15Win15–0 Flag of Tunisia.svg Ali SaidiTKO8 (12)20 Feb 1999 Flag of Germany.svg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, GermanyRetained German International light-heavyweight title;
Won vacant Germany BDB light-heavyweight title
14Win14–0 Flag of the United States.svg Vinson DurhamKO312 Dec 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Balsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
13Win13–0 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry WilliamsKO83 Oct 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Prinz-Garden Halle, Bayern, Germany
12Win12–0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan KonecnyKO9 (10)22 Aug 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, GermanyWon German International light-heavyweight title
11Win11–0 Flag of Spain.svg Juan NelongoTKO7 (8)5 Jun 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
10Win10–0 Flag of the United States.svg LaVerne Clark KO22 May 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Hansehalle, Lübeck, Germany
9Win9–0 Flag of the United States.svg Shane DavisKO120 Mar 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
8Win8–0 Flag of the United States.svg Cliff NellonPTS617 Jan 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, Germany
7Win7–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Gabor OttKO511 Oct 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Stadthalle, Cottbus, Germany
6Win6–0 Flag of the United States.svg Hamilton DiazKO1 (6)23 Aug 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
5Win5–0 Flag of the United States.svg Eric DavisPTS613 Jun 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Arena Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
4Win4–0 Flag of Germany.svg Mirsad BrkicKO126 Apr 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Leipzig, Germany
3Win3–0 Flag of the United States.svg Dennis LawlorKO2 (4)8 Mar 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Sartory-Saal, Cologne, Germany
2Win2–0 Flag of the United States.svg Donnie PeneltonPTS415 Feb 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Stadthalle, Cottbus, Germany
1Win1–0 Flag of the United States.svg Guy StanfordKO411 Jan 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Sport und Erholungszentrum, Berlin, GermanyProfessional debut
Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Silvio Meinel
German International light-heavyweight champion
August 22, 1998 – November 1999
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ahmet Oener
Vacant
Title last held by
Sven Ottke
Germany BDB light-heavyweight champion
February 20, 1999 – November 1999
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Norbert Nieroba
Vacant
Title last held by
Muslim Biarslanov
WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion
April 1, 2000 – July 28, 2001
Succeeded by
Glen Johnson
Preceded by
Yawe Davis
European light-heavyweight champion
October 12, 2002 – January 2003
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Stipe Drews
Vacant
Title last held by
Sasha Mitreski
WBC International light-heavyweight champion
May 10, 2003 – June 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Pietro Aurino
Vacant
Title last held by
Stipe Drews
European light-heavyweight champion
July 17, 2004 – October 15, 2005
Lost bid for WBC title
Vacant
Title next held by
Stipe Drews
Preceded by
Rachid Kanfouah
WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion
January 13, 2007 – June 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Aleksy Kuziemski
Vacant
Title last held by
Stipe Drews
European light-heavyweight champion
January 13, 2007 – February 23, 2008
Succeeded by
Yuri Barashian

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