Axel Schulz boxer

Axel Schulz boxer
bouts
33
won
26
lost
5
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1990-10-05
Height
6′ 3″/191cm
Reach
76″/193cm
Age
-
Born
1968-11-09
Death
-
Nationality
Germany

Schulz first fought for a world championship in 1995, when he challenged George Foreman for his IBF title. Schulz lost a very close majority decision, but was immediately granted a second opportunity at the title in the same year. With Foreman having vacated the title after refusing a rematch, Schulz faced Francois Botha but this time lost via (a controversial) split decision. However, Botha later failed a drug test, which led to Schulz receiving a third chance at the title. In 1996 he fought Michael Moorer for the vacant IBF title, losing again via split decision. During his career, Schulz also fought Jeremy Williams and former world champions Henry Akinwande and Wladimir Klitschko.From 1982 Schulz boxed for the army sports club Vorwärts in Frankfurt (Oder), later becoming the East German youth champion. From 1986 onward, he was a Stasi informer under the codename "Markus". At the junior European championships in Denmark in 1986, Schulz won the light-heavyweight title, and in 1988, under the tutelage of Manfred Wolke, he became East German heavyweight champion. In 1989 he won the Chemiepokal in Halle (Saale), the silver medal at European Championships in Athens, and a bronze medal in the world championships in Moscow, where he lost to Félix Savón.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2006-11-25 Brian Minto WWWWWW Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle LOST
Technical knockout
1999-09-25 Wladimir Klitschko WLWWWW Kolnarena, Cologne LOST
Technical knockout
1998-08-22 Richard Mason WLLLWL Messehalle, Leipzig WIN
Unanimous decision
1998-02-28 Julius Francis WWWLWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-08-30 Kevin McBride WWWLWW Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg WIN
Technical knockout
1997-04-26 Jorge Valdes WWWLWW Leipzig WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-12-07 Jose Ribalta LWWWWW Vienna WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-06-22 Michael Moorer WWWWLW Westfalen Stadion, Dortmund LOST
Split-decision
1995-12-09 Frans Botha WWWWWW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart
1995-04-22 George Foreman LWWWLW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOST
Majority decision
1994-09-17 James Smith WWLWWL Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle, Leverkusen WIN
Unanimous decision
1994-06-18 Jack Basting LWLWLL Bismark Hotel, Chicago WIN
Unanimous decision
1994-06-04 Troy Jefferson WWWLLW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Points
1994-05-07 Al Evans WWWLLL Oberwerth Halle, Koblenz WIN
Technical knockout
1993-10-16 Carlton West WLLLLL Koblenz WIN
KO
1993-08-07 Kimmuel Odum LLLWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1993-05-01 Henry Akinwande WWWWDW Sporthalle Charlottenburg, Charlottenburg LOST
Unanimous decision
1992-12-19 Henry Akinwande WWWWWW DRAW
Majority decision
1992-10-02 Ricky Parkey WWLLLL Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg WIN
Points
1992-09-19 Bernd Friedrich LWWWWW Kassel WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-04-25 Laszlo Paszterko WWLD WIN
Points
1992-03-06 Gary McCrory LWLWLL WIN
Technical knockout
1992-01-28 Ricardo Spain LLLLLL Legien Center, Mitte WIN
Technical knockout
1991-12-06 Charles Dixon LWLWLL Düsseldorf WIN
KO
1991-10-12 David Muhammed LWLLWW Halle WIN
Points
1991-09-13 Steve Gee LLLLDL Philips Halle, Düsseldorf WIN
KO
1991-06-28 Laszlo Virag L Dinslaken WIN
Technical knockout
1991-05-31 Steve Garber WLWWWL WIN
KO
1991-02-28 Ramon Voorn WWWLLL Philips Halle, Düsseldorf WIN
Technical knockout
1990-12-14 Ramon Voorn WWWWWL Europahalle, Karlsruhe WIN
Points
1990-12-07 Barry Ellis LLLWLL WIN
Points
1990-11-16 Jens Ploesser WL Sporthalle, Wandsbek WIN
Technical knockout
1990-10-05 George Ajio LLLWLL Philips Halle, Düsseldorf WIN
Unanimous decision