Peter Hussing

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Peter Hussing at the award of the Federal Cross of Merit in Mainz (2008)

Peter Hussing (born May 15, 1948 in Brachbach , Rhineland-Palatinate ; † September 8, 2012 there ) was a German boxer .


Career as a boxer

His first participation in the European Boxing Championships was in Bucharest in 1969 . There he was third in the heavyweight championship. At the following European championships, in 1971 in Madrid and 1973 in Belgrade , he was each runner-up European champion. In Belgrade he lost to the Soviet athlete Viktor Uljanitsch on points in the final . Hussing, whose special stroke was the liver hook, won the bronze medal for the Federal Republic of Germany at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich , after being knocked out in the semifinals against Teófilo Stevenson (Cuba). He was therefore one of the favorites at the European Championships in Katowice in 1975 , but was defeated there by Andrzej Biegalski from Poland due to a difficult knockout. In 1977 the tournament was held in Halle (then GDR ). Due to the political tensions at the time, no West German team was sent and Hussing was therefore denied participation. At the 1979 European Championships in Cologne , he achieved his greatest success - he became European Champion.

In 1982 in Munich he came third in the super heavyweight boxing world championships. In total, he fought 439 fights in his career. Peter Hussing was also supposed to fight a boxing match against Muhammad Ali . However, it did not happen because his manager had a serious traffic accident. Hussing was 16 times German champion (in series from 1969 to 1983 and 1985). During his career he trained at the Herdorf boxing club, among others .

Outside of sport

Hussing graduated from college and studied architecture from 1974 to 1980 at the University of Siegen . Since the end of his sports career he worked as a construction manager.

From September 29, 2008, Hussing was the mayor of his home town. He was very committed to society and took part in charity missions and bike tours for children with cancer (“ Tour of Hope ”, “Tour Gingko”).

Because of his commitment to children with cancer and in recognition of his boxing career, Peter Hussing was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on July 11, 2008 in Mainz.

On September 8, 2012, Hussing died of cancer in his hometown of Brachbach.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Hussing in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)
  2. ^ Website of the University of Siegen
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  4. Information about the Gingko tour
  5. ( page no longer available , search in web archives: website of the Ministry of the Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  6. Ex-European champion Peter Hussing is dead., September 9, 2012, accessed on September 9, 2012 .