Jürgen Fanghänel

Intro East German boxer
A.K.A. Юрген Фангхенель
Is Athlete Boxer
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 August 1951, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
Star sign Leo

Jürgen Fanghänel (born 1 August 1951 in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony) is a retired East German amateur boxer, who competed in 1970s and 1980s.


Fanghänel won the bronze medal in the men's heavyweight division (91 kg) at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. There he was defeated in the semifinals by Pyotr Zayev of the Soviet Union. Two years earlier he also captured the bronze medal, at the second World Championships in Belgrade. In 1982 he ended up second at the World Championships in Munich, West Germany.

Olympic results

1972 – Munich Defeated Atanas Suvandzhiev (Bulgaria) first-round knockout Lost to Ion Alexe (Romania) by decision, 0–5 1976 – Montreal Round of 32: Lost to Viktor Ivanov (Soviet Union) by decision, 2–3 1980 – Moscow Round of 16: Defeated Luis Castillo (Ecuador) by decision, 4–1 Quarterfinal: Defeated Petar Stoimenov (Bulgaria) referee stopped contest in second round Semifinal: Lost to Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) by decision, 0–5 (was awarded bronze medal)

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