Henry Maske former IBF light heavyweight World champion SIGNED (gold sharpie) 6" x 4" promotional photo.
Condition very good (small top right corner crease)
Henry Maske (born January 6, 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg), one of Germany's most popular sports figures.
Maske was an Olympic Gold Medalist 1988 in Seoul (middleweight) for East Germany.
* 1st round bye
* Defeated Helman Palije (Malawi) 5-0
* Defeated Sello Mojela (Lesotho) walk-over
* Defeated Michele Mastrodonato (Italy) 5-0
* Defeated Chris Sande (Kenya) 5-0
* Defeated Egerton Marcus (Canada) 5-0
In addition, Maske won the 1989 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Moscow and the silver medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno.
During his career, Maske was a five-time boxing champion of East Germany. After reunification in 1990, he turned professional, and became World title holder (IBF) in the light heavyweight category, defending his title eleven times between 1993 and 1996, before retiring in 1996 albeit suffering a loss at the hands of Virgil Hill in his final planned match. In 2007, he won in a rematch.
Life After Boxing
He currently owns three McDonalds franchises in Germany.
Maske also works as a boxing commentator for the first german television channel (ARD).
After an 11 year retirement, he avenged his only defeat as a professional against Virgil Hill. The fight was held on March 31, 2007, in Munich, Germany. Maske won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.