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Jack Kracken
Global ID120764
sexmale
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
aliasEmil Ecklund
country Norway
residenceBremerton, Washington, USA
birth placeLillehammer, Norway
won 27 (KO 23) + lost 8 (KO 6) + drawn 3 = 51
rounds boxed 106 KO% 45.1
 
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1934-07-04Joe Louis
Bacon's Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO16
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
1934-04-09Adolph Wiater12-1-1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO58
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This win gave Wiater a record of 13-1.
1933-02-23Chick McBride1-1-0
Silverdale, Washington, USAWKO34
There were also two wrestling matches on this card. Daily News Searchlight
1933-02-16Chick McBride1-0-0
Bremerton A.C., Bremerton, Washington, USAWKO2
Attributed to "Jim Kracken," light-heavyweight, by the Daily News Searchlight.
1932-12-02Battling Mix0-2-3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USALTKO2
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.
1932-11-02Jack Yenter4-2-1
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO34
1932-10-19Sam Eisman10-19-3
Crystal Pool, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO34
1932-10-07Sam Eisman10-18-3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USAWKO26
1932-09-19Joe Andrews
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-09-15Ed Wilson
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
1932-08-29Sailor McGuire
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times.
1932-08-22Rod Peters
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?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.
1932-08-15Gorilla Hill1-0-0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
1932-08-01Ben Shave5-5-9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USALPTS44
Mentioned in August 7, 1932 Seattle Times.
1932-07-08Dutch Hunter4-4-2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled co-feature of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-07-01Ben Shave5-5-9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-24Ben Shave5-4-9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1932-06-14Tiger Wurth0-1-0
Arcade Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWKO14
1932-06-10Eddie Gross19-13-12
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-03Rube Finn13-15-3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO34
1932-05-27Dutch Hunter4-3-2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1932-05-20Eddie Gross19-13-11
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
1932-05-13Jimmie Flanagan
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO14
1932-05-06Yakima King0-6-0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
Kracken was also scheduled to face Harry Hall, according to the Seattle Times
1932-04-22Carl Campbell
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-04-08Pat Murphy
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?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
1932-04-01Bill Franklin
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-03-25Benny Shuster
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
1932-03-24Joe Shafer0-1-0
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO14
1932-03-18Battling Hopkins
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program.
1932-03-18Ray Ruscher5-2-3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program
1932-03-11Harry Henderson
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO14
This was Kracken's first opponent of the program.
1932-03-11Ray Ruscher5-1-3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
This was Kracken's second bout of the program
1932-03-04Frankie O'Neil
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?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.
1932-02-26Murphy Sandstrom0-6-3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO?4
1932-02-19Jack Hagen
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-02-12Murphy Sandstrom0-4-3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWTKO44
1932-02-08Murphy Sandstrom0-3-3
Elks Club, Bremerton, Washington, USAWKO1
Kracken fought as "Emil Ecklund," per Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight. This is his 8th professional bout.
1932-01-29Murphy Sandstrom0-3-2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USADPTS44
1932-01-22Harry Worthen0-1-0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USANCNC?4
This was the scheduled main event on this program. Kracken probably won.
1932-01-20Battling Hanson
Liberty Hall, Bellingham, Washington, USAWTKO36
1932-01-15Harry Worthen
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWPTS44
1932-01-08Joe Morrocco
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle, Washington, USAWKO24
1931-11-30Joe Shafer
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma, Washington, USAWKO14
1931-03-30Walter Pickard11-1-1
Louisville, Kentucky, USALKO310
1930-08-29King Levinsky28-7-3
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALTKO610
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.
1930-04-25Fred Caldori11-3-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
This is the first fight for Kracken seen reported in the Chicago Tribune.
1930-04-01George Kulutis1-0-0
Springfield, Illinois, USALKO36
From the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-14Sol Lorenzo
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
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.
1930-02-28Larry Seratti17-12-4
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO510
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.
1930-01-31Emil Johnson
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO36
Reported in the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).

 
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