Berlin, 1978: Michael Kuhr aged 16 starts his career as a kickboxer. He wins countless German and European titles. In 1985 Kuhr captures the prestigeous WAKO World Championship title in fullcontact kickboxing in London. After turning professional in 1988 Michael Kuhr’s first shot at a pro title fails in Stockholm against American Troy Dorsey (Promoter: Benny Hedlund). The second attempt in Mannheim, Germany at Michael Deubner’s Fight-Night finally grants victory. Kuhr wins a unanimous decision over Sweden’s Dennis Sigö to capture the PKO lightweight world championship (-60 kg). He defends his title multiple times against opponents like Bogdan Sawicki, Piotr Siegoscynski and Santae Wilson before he retires in 1993 due to injury suffered from a training session with K-1 champion Andy Hug.
For many years Michael Kuhr represented Top Ten equipment in various advertisements. TopTen owner Georg Bruckner was not just his sponsor, but also supported him as a mentor and trainer.
After his career as a fighter and trainer Kuhr started a security business in Berlin. He protects celebrities and his 150 employees guard public and commercial properties including Berlin Zoo and Mall of Berlin. Kuhr’s fame has skyrocketed during the Covid19 crises as the former kickboxing champion voiced ambitions to enter politics while he is an outspoken critic of government’s ineffective fight against crime.