Maurice Holtzer

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Name: Maurice Holtzer
Hometown: France
Birthplace: Troyes, Aube, France
Died: 1989-01-14 (Age:82)
Height: 169cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Eddie Walker

Maurice Holtzer was of Hebrew heritage. During the 1930s, he was the French, the European, and the IBU World Featherweight Championship of the World. Between 1930 and 1936 Holtzer was ranked by The Ring as a top ten featherweight for forty four months. Won the French National Featherweight Title in December of 1934 defeating Francis Augier on points over twelve rds. He then won the European (EBU) Featherweight Title in early 1935 defeating Vittorio Tamagnini over fifteen rds. Holtzer successfully defended the EBU Featherweight Title four times. In Holtzer fourth defense of the EBU Featherweight Title he also fought for the IBU version of the Featherweight Championship of the World defeating Phil Dolhem in October of 1937 over fifteen rds. Holtzer defended both the European (EBU) and IBU World Championship titles in February 1938 over fifteen rds. against Maurice Dubois, the fight ended in a draw, which meant that Holtzer retained both titles. Three months later the IBU stripped all world champions of their titles in an unsuccessful effort to unify all the divisions under one recognized world champion by the various boxing commissions around the world. In this endeavor the IBU was wildly unsuccessful.