Dorel Simion

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Dorel Simion (born February 13, 1977 in Bucharest ) is a former Romanian amateur boxer from the Roma minority . He became world champion of the juniors in featherweight 1994, 1995 European champion of the junior lightweight, 1997 world champion in the light welterweight and 1998 European champion in the light welterweight. In addition, in 2000, he won the Olympic bronze welterweight medal.

He is the younger brother of the boxer Marian Simion .


He won the Junior World Championships in Istanbul in September 1994 ; he defeated Robert Rékási from Hungary 11-0, Maik Kulbe from Germany 11-3, Jaroslav Konečný from the Czech Republic 13-4 , Dimitar Shtiljanow from Bulgaria 9-0 and Terrance Churchwell from the USA 7-2. In June 1995 he started in the lightweight at the Junior European Championships in Siófok , where he won against Anatoli Kolchuk from Moldova 7-1, István Doharszky from Hungary 9-0, Tigran Hakobyan from Armenia K. o. And Lukáš Konečný from the Czech Republic K. . o. won the gold medal.

In October 1997 he won the world light welterweight title in Budapest . He had defeated the Dane Thomas Damgaard 11: 3 on points in the preliminary round , knocked out the Hungarian Vilmos Balogh in the round of 16 and prevailed in the quarter-finals against the Israeli Vyacheslav Mayzel with 19: 7. In the semifinals he again won against the Czech Lukáš Konečný clearly with 12: 1 and won the final with 16: 5 against the Russian Paata Gwasalia .

He won another light welterweight gold medal in May 1998 at the European Championships in Minsk , when he won Adrian Șuteu from Austria 8: 3, Lukáš Konečný from the Czech Republic 9: 1, Dmitri Pavlutschenko from Russia 6: 2 and Nurhan Süleymanoğlu from Turkey 9: 3 defeated.

In September 2000 he represented Romania in the welterweight division at the 27th Summer Olympic Games in Sydney . With wins against Ruben Fuchu from Puerto Rico (knockout), Roberto Guerra from Cuba (11: 7) and Steven Küchler from Germany (26:14) he reached the semifinals, where he beat Oleg Saitow from Russia (10:19 ) and was eliminated from the games with a bronze medal.

In July 2002 he reached another 3rd place in the welterweight division, at the European Championships in Perm . He beat Jurijs Borejko from Lithuania ko and Fırat Karagöllü from Turkey 23: 8 on points before losing to Olexander Bokalo from Ukraine 24:29 in the semifinals.

At the 2003 World Championships , Simion was eliminated in the first fight against Spas Genow , Bulgaria (5:27), and then ended his career.

Results of international tournaments (selection)

  • May 1997: 1st place in the light welterweight division at the 26th Golden Belt Tournament in Constanța (final victory against Virgil Meleg (Romania))
  • September 1997: 1st place in the light welterweight division at the 14th Feliks Stamm Memorial in Elbląg (Anthony Hanshaw (USA), Sergei Bykowski (Belarus) and Vyacheslav Sharapov (Russia))
  • March 1998: 1st place in the light welterweight division at the 16th Trofeo Italia in Mestre (Soliman Elamari (Norway), Malik Cherchari (France), Sahib Bagirow (Russia) and Ranko Tegeltija (Yugoslavia))
  • November 1999: 1st place in the welterweight division at the 28th Golden Belt Tournament in Bucharest (Stanimir Petrow (Bulgaria), Hamlet Petrosyan (Armenia), Malik Cherchari (France) and Steven Küchler (Germany))
  • June 2002: 1st place in welterweight at the 23rd Acropolis Cup in Athens (Daniel Happe (England), David Conlon (Ireland) and Vilmos Balogh (Hungary))

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