Marco Rudolph

Marco Rudolph ( May 22nd, 1970 in Zittau ) is a retired German boxer.

Amateur career

Rudolph boxed as an amateur for the BC Cottbus and in 1987 and 1989 DDR - featherweight champion and 1991, 1992 and 1994 German champion at lightweight.

His first international success was winning the European Junior Championships in 1988 in Gdansk. At the European Veterans Championships in 1989 in Athens he won a second place in 1991 in Gothenburg, he was third.

In 1991, he was an amateur world champion in Sydney. In the first fight of the tournament he won against Oscar de la Hoya and in the final he beat Artur Grigorian. At the 1993 World Championships in Tampere lost Rudoplh who trained as a chef in the early 1990s, in the second fight against the eventual world champions, the Cubans Damián Austin. The World Championships in Berlin in 1995, he finished in third place, in the first fight he won it over Diego Corrales.

In addition, Rudolph took in 1992 for Germany in the Olympics in Barcelona and won a silver medal after he was this time Óscar de la Hoya defeated in the final.

Professional career

In July 1995, Marco Rudolph signed with Universum Box-Promotion a contract, his first professional fight took place on 19 August 1995.

After thirteen victories, he was given on March 14, 1998 compared his stable mates Artur Grigorian the opportunity to fight for the WBO title. However, the battles he had no chance and lost by TKO in the sixth round.

In August 1998, Rudolph finally announced his retirement from boxing.