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Eckhard Dagge

Eckhard Dagge American boxer

American boxer
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Quick Facts
Intro American boxer
A.K.A. Dagge
Was Athlete Boxer
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 27 February 1948, Probsteierhagen, Germany
Death 4 April 2006, Hamburg, Germany (aged 58 years)
Star sign PiscesPisces
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Eckhard Dagge (February 27, 1948 in Probsteinhagen, Germany – April 4, 2006 in Hamburg), was a professional boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division.

Eckhard Dagge was Germany's second world champion, after Max Schmeling, holding the World Boxing Council Light Middleweight title from 1976 to 1977. Dagge also held German National and European titles, during his ten-year career.

Background

Dagge was born in Probsteinhagen, Germany, near Kiel in 1946. He learned to fight in the bars and taverns of Hamburg. He would later embark on an amateur career, in which he won 66 out of 80 bouts, before falling short of making the 1972 Olympic Team.

Professional career

Dagge would win the German Middleweight title, in his 6th bout. Dagge would follow up with wins over notable, but faded fighters Denny Moyer and Manuel González. In 1974, Dagge challenged Jose Manuel Duran for the European Light Middleweight title, losing by 11th-round TKO. He came back the next year however, and stopped Duran in the 9th round, to win the title. He would defend this title once, before he lost it by decision to Vito Antuofermo.

Dagge earned a title shot against WBC Light Middleweight champion Elisha Obed on June 17, 1976. Dagge pulled off a stunning upset of Obed, winning by 10th-round TKO, to win the title in Berlin. Dagge then successfully defended his title against faded former champion Emile Griffith, winning a majority decision. He followed this up with a draw over England's Maurice Hope, a future world champion. Dagge then faced Australia-based Italian Rocky Mattioli on August 6, 1977, and was knocked out in the 5th round. Dagge would win six more bouts over lesser opposition until he was stopped by Brian Anderson in 1981.

Professional boxing record

26 Wins (16 knockouts, 10 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 26–5–1 Brian Anderson TKO 2 06/11/1981 Kiel, Germany
Win 26–4–1 Bruce Strauss PTS 8 25/09/1981 Cologne, Germany
Win 25–4–1 George Walker PTS 10 10/04/1981 Kiel, Germany
Win 24–4–1 Esperno Postl TKO 7 13/02/1981 Kiel, Germany
Win 23–4–1 Larry Davis PTS 10 06/05/1978 Frankfurt, Germany
Win 22–4–1 Rennie Pinder KO 4 07/04/1978 Berlin, Germany
Win 21–4–1 Jimmy Savage KO 8 10/12/1977 Berlin, Germany
Loss 20–4–1 Rocky Mattioli KO 5 06/08/1977 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Lost WBC light middleweight title
Draw 20–3–1 Maurice Hope PTS 15 15/03/1977 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Retained WBC light middleweight title
Win 20–3 Emile Griffith MD 15 18/09/1976 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Retained WBC light middleweight title
Win 19–3 Elisha Obed TKO 10 18/06/1976 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Won WBC light middleweight title
Win 18–3 Marcel Giordanella KO 7 02/04/1976 Kiel, Germany
Loss 17–3 Vito Antuofermo PTS 15 16/01/1976 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany Retained EBU light middleweight title
Win 17–2 Franz Csandl TKO 7 04/11/1975 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria Retained EBU light middleweight title
Win 16–2 Jose Manuel Duran TKO 9 24/06/1975 Berlin, Germany Retained EBU light middleweight title
Loss 15–2 Carlos Marks PTS 10 18/03/1975 Berlin, Germany
Win 15–1 Pascal Zito PTS 10 30/11/1974 Munich, Germany
Win 14–1 Jules Bellaiche PTS 8 05/11/1974 Berlin, Germany
Loss 13–1 Jose Manuel Duran TKO 11 03/09/1974 Berlin, Germany Won EBU Light Middleweight Title
Win 13–0 Billy Backus TKO 3 20/06/1974 Berlin, Germany
Win 12–0 Manuel "Manny" Gonzalez PTS 10 14/05/1974 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany
Win 11–0 Denny Moyer PTS 10 20/02/1974 Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany
Win 10–0 Francis Vermandere KO 7 09/11/1973 Berlin, Germany
Win 9–0 Jose Maria Madrazo PTS 8 26/10/1973 Hamburg, Germany
Win 8–0 Matt "Art" Donovan KO 2 28/09/1973 Berlin, Germany
Win 7–0 Shako Mamba PTS 10 31/08/1973 Lübeck, Germany
Win 6–0 Klaus-Peter Tombers TKO 5 03/06/1973 Berlin, Germany Won BDB German Middleweight Title
Win 5–0 Antonio Rimasti KO 1 11/05/1973 Wiesbaden, Germany
Win 4–0 Anton Schnedl TKO 4 27/04/1973 Berlin, Germany
Win 3–0 Waldi Clere KO 1 30/03/1973 Oldenburg, Germany
Win 2–0 Ferzi Isir TKO 1 08/03/1973 Lübeck, Germany
Win 1–0 Hans Heukeshoven KO 1 02/03/1973 Berlin, Germany

Life after boxing

Dagge had a reputation as a wild man during his career and afterwards, as he struggled with alcoholism. Dagge worked with Universum after his pro career ended, training Dariusz Michalczewski, Michael Loewe, and Mario Schiesser. However, he was fired from his job as a manager in 1994, due to absenteeism and his problems with alcoholism. Dagge died on April 4, 2006 in Hamburg, Germany, after a battle with cancer.

Preceded by
Elisha Obed
WBC Light Middleweight boxing champion
17 Jun 1976 – 6 Aug 1977
Succeeded by
Rocky Mattioli
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https://web.archive.org/web/20120930210651/http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=011423&cat=boxer
https://archive.today/20130628194615/http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=011423
https://d-nb.info/gnd/131640194
http://isni.org/isni/0000000017972384
https://viaf.org/viaf/10984365
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-10984365
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