Tue Bjørn Thomsen

Tue Bjørn Thomsen ( born December 21, 1972 in Aasiaat, Greenland, † April 23, 2006 in Copenhagen) was a Danish boxer.

Amateur career

As an amateur boxer in 1996 he became Danish champion in the light heavyweight and 1997 Danish heavyweight champion. At the 17th International Copenhagen Cup 1996, he won by defeating Ion Voica and Steffen Nielsen gold medal in the light heavyweight division. When qualifying for the European Championship in 1997, he defeated the French Henere Tahiata and the Hungarian Zoltán Kiss, but narrowly lost on points against the Russians Sergey Volodin and the German Maik Hanke ( Vice World Champion 2000).

At the 9th World Championship at Budapest in 1997, he won the bronze medal in the heavyweight division. He defeated it Esmir Kukić from Bosnia, Vladimir Lazebnik ( Vice European Champion 1998) from Ukraine and Wojciech Bartnik (3rd place Olympic Games 1993) from Poland, before losing in the semifinals against the triple Olympic gold medalist and five -time world champion Félix Savón from Cuba.

Professional career

He changed even in 1997 turned professional and was managed by the legendary "Team Palle " whose chief promoter Mogens Palle was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008. During his professional career Thomsen boxed exclusively in Denmark.

On September 4, 1998, he defeated the WBA world title challenger Damon Reed ( 23 wins - 2 losses ) by unanimous decision. On 6 November 1998 was followed by a unanimous points win over former WBA - IBF - and WBC champion Iran Barkley.

On March 19, 1999, he won on points against the Dominican master Marcial Vinicio. On June 18, 1999, he won by points victory against Mark Hulstrom, the Danish championship in the heavyweight division. On 26 November 1999, he won by unanimous decision against the eventual South American champion Pedro Daniel Franco.

On 18 February 2000, he defeated the Mexican champion and two-time world title challenger Mike Sedillo by Ko in the fourth round. In his next fight on March 31, he won on points against former WBA champion Nate Miller and secured the world title of the International Boxing Council (IBC ) in the cruiserweight division.

Almost two months later, he suffered against the South African champion Jacob Mofokeng a knockout loss in the fourth round, which drew a ring eleven-month break after itself. After establishment of victories against Curtis McDorman (5-2 ) and Bradley Rone ( 7-29 ), on 21 September 2001, he won by unanimous decision against multiple title holder Rob Calloway ( 39-3 ).

His last professional fight, he played on 25 October 2002 in Esbjerg against Brazilian Carlos Eduardo de Melo Balduino; due to an unintentionally caused by de Melo at Thomsen Cutverletzung, the fight was stopped in the first round and counted as a technical draw.


On the night of April 23, 2006 Tue Thomsen was stabbed to death in front of a restaurant in the center of Copenhagen in an argument. The offender was sentenced a few months later for manslaughter to 12 years' imprisonment.