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Jack Kracken

W L D
27 8 3
23 KOs 6 KOs
last 6


bouts 51
rounds 106
KOs 45%
 
global ID 120764
aliasEmil Ecklund
debut1930-01-31
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence
Bremerton, Washington, USA
birth place
Lillehammer, Norway

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1934-07-04
175Joe Louis181debut
Bacon's Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO1/6
 L 
KO
1/6
  
referee: Davy Miller
"Shortly after the start of the fight the Detroit Negro sent Kracken down for a count of nine with a left hook to the jaw. When Kracken gained his feet, Louis knocked him through the ropes and into the lap of Joe Triner, chairman of the Illinois Athletic commission. Kracken crawled back into the ring at the count of 14, but Referee Dave Miller stopped the bout." Source: INS report
1934-04-09
191Adolph Wiater18512 1 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO5/8
 L 
TKO
5/8
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This win gave Wiater a record of 13-1.
1933-02-23
Chick McBride1 1 0
Silverdale, Washington, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
There were also two wrestling matches on this card. Daily News Searchlight
1933-02-16
Chick McBride1 0 0
Bremerton A.C., Bremerton, Washington, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
Attributed to "Jim Kracken," light-heavyweight, by the Daily News Searchlight.
1932-12-02
Battling Mix0 2 3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USA
LTKO2/0
 L 
TKO
2/0
  
referee: Jimmy Farrin
Referee Jimmy "Ferrin" stopped the bout after Mix had scored five knockdowns. Attributed to "Battling Nix" by Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight.
1932-11-02
Jack Yenter4 2 1
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
1932-10-19
Sam Eisman10 19 3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1932-10-07
Sam Eisman10 18 3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1932-09-19
Joe Andrewsdebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-09-15
Ed Wilsondebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1932-08-29
Sailor McGuiredebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times.
1932-08-22
Rod Petersdebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this card, as reported in the Seattle Times. Kracken was supposed to box two opponents on this card.
1932-08-15
Gorilla Hill1 0 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1932-08-01
Ben Shave5 5 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
Mentioned in August 7, 1932 Seattle Times.
1932-07-08
Dutch Hunter4 4 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled co-feature of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-07-01
Ben Shave5 5 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-24
Ben Shave5 4 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-06-14
Tiger Wurth0 1 0
Arcade Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1932-06-10
Eddie Gross19 13 12
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-03
Rube Finn13 15 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1932-05-27
Dutch Hunter4 3 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-05-20
Eddie Gross19 13 11
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-05-13
Jimmie Flanagandebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1932-05-06
Yakima King0 6 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
Kracken was also scheduled to face Harry Hall, according to the Seattle Times
1932-04-22
Carl Campbelldebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-04-08
Pat Murphydebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, along with another fight for Kracken against Red Watson, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-04-01
Bill Franklindebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-03-25
Benny Shusterdebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-03-24
Joe Shafer0 1 0
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1932-03-18
Ray Ruscher5 2 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program
1932-03-18
Battling Hopkinsdebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program.
1932-03-11
Ray Ruscher5 1 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
This was Kracken's second bout of the program
1932-03-11
Harry Hendersondebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
This was Kracken's first opponent of the program.
1932-03-04
Frankie O'Neildebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was one of two bouts that Kracken was to have on this program, as reported in the Seattle Times, his other opponent was to be Jack Higgins of Tacoma.
1932-02-26
Murphy Sandstrom0 6 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO0/4
 W  
KO
0/4
  
1932-02-19
Jack Hagendebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-02-12
Murphy Sandstrom0 4 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO4/4
 W  
TKO
4/4
  
1932-02-08
Murphy Sandstrom0 3 3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
Kracken fought as "Emil Ecklund," per Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight. This is his 8th professional bout.
1932-01-29
Murphy Sandstrom0 3 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-01-22
Harry Worthen0 1 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
NNC0/4
 N 
NC
0/4
  
This was the scheduled main event on this program. Kracken probably won.
1932-01-20
200Battling Hansondebut
Liberty Hall, Bellingham, Washington, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1932-01-15
Harry Worthen192debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-01-08
Joe Morroccodebut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1931-11-30
Joe Shaferdebut
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
1931-03-30
180Walter Pickard18911 1 1
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
LKO3/10
 L 
KO
3/10
  
1930-08-29
King Levinsky28 7 3
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). Kraken was down three times in round one and once each in the fourth and fifth. The Tribune misspelled Kracken's name as "Kraken," as they had done before. Other scheduled fights on this program: Jack Robinson v. Nick Taft; Joe Rivers v. Joe Barlow; Paul Dazzo (Leberto) v. Billy Knowles; Leo Friedman v. Joe Brooks.
1930-04-25
Fred Caldori11 3 1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
This is the first fight for Kracken seen reported in the Chicago Tribune.
1930-04-01
George Kulutis1 0 0
Springfield, Illinois, USA
LKO3/6
 L 
KO
3/6
  
From the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-14
185Sol Lorenzo223debut
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
This fight was reported in the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette, Sunday, March 16 (Bob Soderman). No other fights on the program were mentioned. This fight may have been held in private.
1930-02-28
Larry Seratti17 12 4
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
Reported in the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette, edition of Sunday, March 2 (Bob Soderman). The venue was not mentioned, but this fight probably occurred at the Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, and may have been in private. No other bouts on the program were reported in the Tribune.
1930-01-31
Emil Johnsondebut
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
Reported in the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).
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No Contest
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