Dorel Simion ( born February 13, 1977 in Bucharest ) is a former Romanian amateur boxers. He was 1994 World Champion Junior Featherweight, 1995 European Champion in the junior lightweight world champion in the light welterweight in 1997 and 1998 European champion in the light welterweight division. He also won in 2000, the Olympic bronze medal in the welterweight division.
He is the younger brother of boxer Marian Simion.
He won in September 1994, the Junior World Championships in Istanbul; he defeated this featherweight Robert Rékasi from Hungary 11:0, Maik Kulbe from Germany 11:3, Jaroslav Konečný from the Czech Republic 13:4, Dimitar Schtilianow from Bulgaria 9-0 and Terrance Churchwell from the USA 7:2. In June 1995, he started at lightweight at the Junior European Championships in Siófok, where he wins against Anatoly Koltschuk from Moldova 7:1, István Doharszky from Hungary 9-0, Tigran Hakobyan from Armenia Ko Lukáš Konečný Czech whacked the gold medal successfully fought.
In October 1997, he won the world title in Budapest in the light welterweight. He had the Dane Thomas Damgaard 11:3 defeated in the first round on points, beat in the second round of the Hungarian Vilmos Balogh ko and sat down in the quarterfinals with 19:7 against the Israeli Vyacheslav Mayzel by. In the semifinals, he won again against the Czechs Lukáš Konečný significantly with 12:1 and won the final with 16:5 against the Russians Paata Gwasalia.
Another gold medal in light welterweight he fought his way in May 1998 at the European Championships in Minsk, as he Adrian Şuteu of Austria 8-3, Lukáš Konečný from the Czech Republic 9:1, Dmitri Pawlutschenko from Russia 6:2 and Nurhan Süleymanoğlu from Turkey 9: 3 defeated.
In September 2000, he represented Romania in the welterweight division at the 27th Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. With wins over Ruben Fuchu from Puerto Rico ( Ko), Roberto Guerra of Cuba ( 11:7 ) and Steven Küchler from Germany ( 26:14 ), he reached the semifinals, where he lost to Oleg Saitow from Russia ( 10:19 ) and retired with a bronze medal from the games.
In July 2002 he reached another 3rd place in the welterweight division at the European Championships in Perm. He suggested doing Yuriy Borejko from Lithuania whacked and Fırat Karagöllü from Turkey 23:8 on points, before he was defeated in the semifinals against Oleksandr Bokalo from Ukraine 24:29.
At the 2003 World Championships Simion difference in the first fight against Spas Genow, Bulgaria ( 5:27 ), and ended after his career.
Results of international tournaments (selection)
- May 1997: 1st place in the Light Welterweight at the 26th Golden Belt Tournament in Constanta (Final victory against Virgil Meleg (Romania ) )
- September 1997: 1st place in the Light Welterweight at the 14th Feliks tribe Memorial in Elblag (Anthony Hanshaw (USA), Sergei Bykowski ( Belarus ) and Vyacheslav Sharapov (Russia) )
- March 1998: 1st place in the Light Welterweight at the 16th Trofeo Italia in Mestre ( Soliman Elamari (Norway ), Malik Cherchari (France), Sahib Bagirov (Russia) and Ranko Tegeltija (Yugoslavia) )
- November 1999: 1st place in the welterweight division at the 28th Golden Belt Tournament in Bucharest ( Stanimir Petrov (Bulgaria), Hamlet Petrosyan (Armenia ), Malik Cherchari (France) and Steven Küchler ( Germany ) )
- June 2002: 1st place in the welterweight division at the 23rd Acropolis Cup in Athens ( Daniel Happe (England ), David Conlon (Ireland) and Vilmos Balogh (Hungary ) )