5'5" German featherweight
Silke Weickenmeier was born on October 8, 1979 in Speyer, Germany and has been boxing since January 11 1995.
She is managed and trained by her father Siggi Weickenmeier.
Silke began her career in combat sports in Taekwondo and in kickboxing
and won German and world kickboxing titles. (Her sister Ribana is also a
On November 1, 1995 she lost her pro boxing debut with a fifth-round TKO by
Severine Grandsire of France in a scheduled six-round bout. Grandsire advanced
to 1-3 as a pro boxer.
On April 16, 1996, she lost her second pro fight to Austria's Ulrike Stangl,
with a six-round decision. This was Stangl's pro debut.
On May 3, 1996, she won a six-rounder with Nadia Hockmi of
Strasbourg, France, who was making her pro debut.
On June 6, 1996, in Binz, Germany, she won a four-round decision in a junior
lightweight bout with Darina Chakolawa of Bulgaria who fell to 0-3.
On December 14, 1996 in Bratislava, Slovakia, she fought to a four-round draw with
Andrea Lapcikova of Germany, who fell to 0-2.
On May 3, 1997 Silke won the WKA 53.5-kg world kickboxing championship
and successfully defended this title three times. She was voted
WKA Germany competitor of the year in 1997 and 1998.
On January 4, 1997 she won the German featherweight title with an eight-round decision over
Nathalie Meiss of Neu-Isenburg, Germany, who fell to 5-2 (4 KO) with the loss.
On February 28, 1997 in Saarbrücken, Germany, she won a six-round decision in a rematch
with Andrea Lapcikova.
She won the WIBF European featherweight title in Speyer, Germany on 1 November 1997 by outpointing
Austria's Ulrike Stangl over 10 rounds.
On January 9, 1998 in Erfurt, Germany, she won a six-round decision over
Christina Nigg of Switzerland, who was making her pro boxing debut.
On May 3, 1998 in Speyer, Germany, she defended the title with a 10-round decision over Hungary's Silvia
Porteleki who fell to 2-2.
On September 29, 1998 in Schlol, Germany:
she won a 6-round decision over Silvia Porteleki in a non-title bout. Portleki
fell to 3-3.
On November 21, 1998, at Mannheim, Germany,
she retained the title with a ten-round split decision in a rematch with Ulrike Stangl
of Austria. Stangl's record fell to 5-3-1 with the loss.
On April 18, 1999 in Mannheim, Germany,
she moved her pro record to 8-1
and won the vacant WIBF junior featherweight world title with a
unanimous (96-95, 96-94, 99-92) ten-round decision over
IWBF flyweight champion Para Draine of Spokane, Washington, USA. Weickenmeier was the busier fighter throughout, but Draine came on strongly in
the late going to keep it close. Draine, fighting three classes above her usual
weight, fell to 8-3 with the loss.
On January 29, 2000 at the Sachsenarena in Riesa, Germany,
a standing-room only crowd estimated at 6000 saw Silke (123 lbs) and
Nadia Debras (120¾ lbs)
of France fight to a ten-round draw in a contest for the WIBF Featherweight
title. The scorecards were 98-93 for Debras, a 96-96 draw, and 96-94 for Weickenmeier, Debras forced the
action but Weickenmeier landed with the better punches. A European reporter told
me "lots of heart in this one,
but the lack of punch, strength, skills and tactics made it look
like two windmills were clashing."
On February 26, 2000 in Mannheim, Germany,
(120 lbs) of France won the WIBF Featherweight title
with a ten-round decision over Silke (125 lbs). This was Debras' first win as a pro boxer and gave her a
1-5-1 record, but she had held several world titles as a kickboxer.
On May 13, 2000 at Sartory Säle in Cologne, Germany,
Silke (122 lbs) won a unanimous (99-93, 98-94, 96-94) ten-round decision over Austria's
Krisztina Krek (120 lbs) for the WIBF European Junior Featherweight title.
This fight was anything but a breeze for Weickenmeier who had problems in the
early going with Krek's style and fast-paced combinations. Krek also finished
strongly and fell to 7-3 after being ill-served by the judges' scorecards,
according to my correspondent Jon Fox.
On May 20, 2000 at Lohau-Halle in Sonneberg, Germany,
Silke (128¼ lbs) won a six-round decision over Agnesa Vidova (129 lbs) of
On May 28, 2001 at the Town Hall in Speyer, Germany,
600 fans saw Silke defeat Jennifer Radinovic of Croatia on points
for the WKA 57-kg kickboxing world title.
Radinovic was a late substitute for Teslime Celik of Turkey. Weickenmeier, previously champion in the 53.5-kg division, controlled the fight, and Radinovic
received several cautions for illegal tactics. Weickenmeier said "it was a difficult fight,
particularly as my opponent was so tall".
On April 14, 2002 at Broadway Discotheque in Mannheim, Germany,
Silke advanced to
14-3-1 with a controversial ten-round majority decision over Galina Giumliiska of Bulgaria for the WIBF Featherweight title.
Giumliiska fell to 3-6-0 (0 KO).
On January 18, 2003 at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany
Daisy Lang (121 lbs) of Bulgaria fought Weickenmeier (121 lbs) to a ten-round (96-94 Lang, 95-95, and 97-93 Weickenmeier) draw for the Global Boxing Union
(GBU) junior featherweight title. Lang fought with a pre-existing knee injury that gave her problems in the later
rounds, while Weickenmeier had problems making the weight but moved well and was more aggressive in the middle rounds.
Weickenmeier appeared to run out of gas in the later rounds, perhaps due to her effort to make the weight, and Lang
battled back into it despite her knee injury and an apparent calf cramp. Lang progressed to 16-1-1 (6 KO).
On May 10, 2003 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany, a crowd estimated at 6000 saw Daisy Lang (121½ lbs) of
Bulgaria win a ten-round majority (96-94,96-94,95-95) decision over Weickenmeier (121½ lbs) for the GBU Junior Featherweight title. Both were cut by head
butts in a rough fight, Lang getting a badly swollen nose and Weickenmeier
needing 20 stitches at a Stuttgart hospital.
Daisy (left) ended it with
a badly swollen nose, and Silke (right) with a cut above her left eye. The majority decision was controversial, in part because of head butts, elbows and
punching behind the neck by Lang in the first and fourth rounds, for which she was admonished by the referee. Silke
Weickenmeier tried to establish herself with a more technical style and was clearly the fan favorite. Weickenmeier was
given a standing ovation after the bout while Lang was booed and whistled for several minutes. Weickenmeier's team
protested the decision to the GBU, asking that Lang be disqualified and the title again vacated. Lang's team countered
that both boxers had been injured because Weickenmeier had fought carelessly.
The judges' decision for Lang
stood and she progressed to 17-1-1 (6 KO) while Weickenmeier fell to 14-4-3 (0 KO).
On September 20, 2003 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, a crowd estimated at 2000 saw Silke win the
GBU Super Bantamweight title on a tenth-round TKO of Krisztina Poropszki of Esztergom, Hungary.
"I am very content with
this fight, because I showed I can box at a high level" said Weickenmeier. Poropszki fell to 5-4-1 (0 KO) in fights
known to me, but her record was reported by some German media as 12-4.
On February 14, 2004 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, Silke was TKO'd by
Trisha Hill of
Kennesaw, Georgia in the seventh round to win the WIBF Featherweight Title. Weickenmeier was unable to continue for
the seventh after Hill broke her nose in the sixth. Hill improved to 7-3-1 (4 KO) with the win while Weickenmeier fell
to 15-5-3 (1 KO). [Fight report and photos]
On May 5, 2004, WIBF president Barbara Buttrick
issued the following press release: "The WIBF has received, from
the BDB, an analysis report of urine samples which showed Trisha Hill as
having a substance in her system Norandrosterone - 5 ng/ml. Upon receiving this
report we did an extensive research, also confirmed with the World Anti Doping
Association that this is an offence against the anti doping rules. We
therefore have no other option than to strip Trisha Hill of the World
Featherweight Title and return it to Silke Weickenmeier. Although we accept
that Trisha Hill did not knowingly take anything illegal, we would warn boxers
to thoroughly investigate the probable repercussions of any supplements or
medications they may be using."
Weickenmeier works on Urbaez in a corner
On September 11, 2004 at
DM Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany, Silke (120¼
lbs) defended her GBU Super Bantamweight title with a ten-round unanimous
decision over Judith Urbaez, a.k.a.
Austria Urbaez Urena (122 lbs), who fell
to 6-3-1 (KO).
On February 15, 2005 at Alte Reithalle in Stuttgart, Germany, Silke defended her
WIBF Featherweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision over
Jayla Ortiz of
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Ortiz fell to 11-7-4 (3 KOs).
On May 28, 2005 at the
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, Silke
lbs) defended the GBU
Super Bantamweight Championship over Miki Kikukawa
(120 lbs) of Nagoya, Japan with a 10-round unanimous (98-92,97-92,96-94)
On October 22, 2005 at the Brandberge Arena in Halle,
Germany, 24-year-old Ina Menzer (5'6", 125½ lbs) of Mönchengladbach,
Germany won a ten-round unanimous (97-93,98-92,98-92)
decision over Silke (124½
lbs) for the WIBF Featherweight title.
Weickenmeier fell to 17-6-3 (1 KO)
with the loss while Menzer, a former German amateur 60-kg champion, improved to 10-0-0 (4 KO's).
Weickenmeier says that "A fight does not start with with my fists. It begins in the head and ends there also", as
she tries to fight an intelligent, tactical fight.
In Silke's spare time she supports many social causes and tries to be a role model for the many young women who see
her fights on German TV.
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Monday, 10 December 2012