|Birth Day:||June 3, 1967|
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He served an apprenticeship as a plasterer and joined a boxing club at age 14.
He rebutted his critics, which had complained that he had started too late, when he became German Champion at the age of 18 at Middleweight. Ten further titles would follow. He took part in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games . He became European Champion in 1991 and 1996, and came third in 1993.
After 308 fights as an amateur, of which he won 256, he turned professional in 1997. Less than a year later on 24 October 1998, he won the IBF super middleweight championship from Charles Brewer via a disputed decision victory. After this he made 16 successful defenses of his IBF title against fighters such as Thomas Tate (twice), Glen Johnson, Silvio Branco, James Butler, Anthony Mundine, Charles Brewer in a rematch, and a controversial points win against Robin Reid. He was at the peak of his career when he won the WBA title on 13 March 2003 against WBA champion Byron Mitchell, winning by split points decision.
After successfully defending his title 21 times, Ottke stepped down as undefeated world champion on 27 March 2004. Ottke has a record of 34 wins and 0 losses as a professional, of which 6 were by knockout. He was named IBF "Fighter of the Year" in 2003.
In May 2008, a comeback was planned against Dariusz Michalczewski in Germany, but the match never materialized.
Sven had a costly divorce from his ex-wife Gabi.
Currently, Sven Ottke is 55 years, 9 months and 25 days old. Sven Ottke will celebrate 56th birthday on a Saturday 3rd of June 2023. Below we countdown to Sven Ottke upcoming birthday.