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René Monse

Full name: René Monse
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: September 28, 1968 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: June 7, 2017 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


German heavyweight boxer René Monse burst onto the scene in 1989 as the last East German heavyweight champion before reunification. In 1993 and 1994 he was German champion. At the 1995 Worlds he lost his semifinal against Vitaly Klychko from Ukraine and finished third. One year later he also won a European bronze medal. In 1997 Monse turned professional and became well-known for his fights against [Luan Krasniqi], although losing both. Monse retired after the second fight, later working as a self-employed insurance agent. His son Steven became a professional basketball player in Germany. In 2017, at only 48-years-old, René Monse died after a long illness.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Boxing Men's Super-Heavyweight Germany GER 6

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1996-08-02 Lyozin (RUS) , Monse (GER) 5
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #4 1 1996-07-27 Monse (GER) , El-Said (EGY) 12 decision
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #8 1 1996-07-23 Monse (GER) bye
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