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Henry Maske vs Egerton Marcus

Henry Maske vs Egerton Marcus

Date: 11th February 1995

Venue: Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Title: IBF World Light-heavyweight Title

Promoter: Cedric Kushner Productions, Sauerland Events

Henry Maske
( 25 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 174 1/2 lbs

Egerton Marcus
( 14 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 173 3/4 lbs

Germany's Henry Maske made the sixth defence of his IBF World Light-heavyweight crown against Canadian Egerton Marcus in what also doubled as a rematch of the 1988 Olympic Games middleweight final. Maske won the Gold medal on a 5-0 score.

Marcus came out looking strong and powerful, he was able to land some hard shots on the normally hard-to-hit champion who pocessed terrific defensive skills, but as the rounds wore on, Maske got in his rhythm and pulled away on the scorecards.

Scores: Walter Cavalieri 118-110 | Enzo Scala 118-109 | Torben Seemann Hansen 118-110.

Maske won the IBF 175lb crown from 'Prince' Charles Williams in March 1993 and made ten successful title defences before losing in a WBA/IBF unification match with Virgil Hill in November 1996.

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