You Are Here > > > Ulli Nitzschke

Ulli Nitzschke

Full name: Ulrich "Ulli" Nitzschke
Gender: Male
Born: July 25, 1933 in Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: July 23, 2013 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: HSG Wissenschaft Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


East German heavyweight boxer Ulli Nitzschke reached the quarter-finals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He then lost to Italian [Mino Bozzano] by decision. In 1953 he was the European light-heavyweight champion, and two years later was runner-up. Nitzschke was East German middleweight champion in 1951, the light-heavyweight champion in 1952 and 1953, and heavyweight champion in 1955.

In 1958, during a traffic control, he got into an altercation with the Nationale Volkspolizei (National People's Police), which resulted in him being imprisoned for four months, after which he planned his flight into the Federal Republic of Germany. He was helped by the US secret service to reach West Berlin in 1958. In West Berlin he turned professional until he retired in 1963, having won 23 bouts, losing six and drawing one. In 1967 he was involved in a serious car accident which left him invalided.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Men's Heavyweight Germany GER 5T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1956-11-29 Bozzano (ITA) , Nitzschke (GER)
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #5 1 1956-11-24 Nitzschke (GER) bye
id: 3,566