Jack Kracken

29 9 3
25 KOs 6 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 53
rounds 118
KOs 47.17%
career 1930-1936
debut 1930-01-31

ID# 120764
sex male
alias Emil Ecklund
nationality Norway
height 6′ 2″   /   188cm
residence Bremerton, Washington, USA
birth place Lillehammer, Norway

Boxing Pro 53 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1936-05-25 Henry Jones 6 1 3
The Ring, Fort Dodge
L-PTS
1934-07-04 Joe Louis debut
Bacon's Arena, Chicago
L-TKO
"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 Adolph Wiater 12 1 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
L-TKO
From the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman). This win gave Wiater a record of 13-1.
1933-02-23 Chick McBride 1 1 0
Silverdale
W-KO
There were also two wrestling matches on this card. Daily News Searchlight
1933-02-16 Chick McBride 1 0 0
Bremerton A.C., Bremerton
W-KO
Attributed to "Jim Kracken, " light-heavyweight, by the Daily News Searchlight.
1932-12-02 Battling Mix 0 2 3
Elks Club, Bremerton
L-TKO
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 Yenter 5 2 1
Crystal Pool, Seattle
W-TKO
1932-10-19 Sam Eisman 13 21 5
Crystal Pool, Seattle
W-KO
1932-10-07 Sam Eisman 13 20 5
Elks Club, Bremerton
W-KO
1932-09-19 Joe Andrews debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-09-15 Ed Wilson debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-08-29 Sam Eisman 13 19 5
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-08-22 Rod Peters debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
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 Hill 1 0 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-08-01 Ben Shave 5 5 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
L-PTS
Mentioned in August 7, 1932 Seattle Times.
1932-07-08 Dutch Hunter 4 4 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled co-feature of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-07-01 Ben Shave 5 5 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-24 Ben Shave 5 4 9
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-PTS
1932-06-14 Tiger Wurth 0 1 0
Arcade Auditorium, Vancouver
W-KO
1932-06-10 Eddie Gross 19 14 12
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-06-03 Rube Finn 13 16 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-05-27 Dutch Hunter 4 3 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-PTS
1932-05-20 Eddie Gross 19 14 11
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
D-PTS
1932-05-13 Jimmie Flanagan debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-05-06 Yakima King 0 6 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
Kracken was also scheduled to face Harry Hall, according to the Seattle Times

1932-04-22 Carl Campbell debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-04-08 Pat Murphy debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
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 Franklin debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-03-25 Benny Shuster debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
D-PTS
1932-03-24 Joe Shafer 0 1 0
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma
W-KO
1932-03-18 Battling Hopkins debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program.
1932-03-18 Ray Ruscher 5 2 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
This was one of two opponents Kracken fought on this program
1932-03-11 Harry Henderson debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
This was Kracken's first opponent of the program.
1932-03-11 Ray Ruscher 5 1 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-PTS
This was Kracken's second bout of the program
1932-03-04 Frankie O'Neil debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
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 Sandstrom 0 6 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1932-02-19 Jack Hagen debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event of this program, as reported in the Seattle Times
1932-02-12 Murphy Sandstrom 0 4 3
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-TKO
1932-02-08 Murphy Sandstrom 0 3 3
Elks Club, Bremerton
W-KO
Kracken fought as "Emil Ecklund, " per Bremerton's Daily News Searchlight. This is his 8th professional bout.
1932-01-29 Murphy Sandstrom 0 3 2
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
D-PTS
1932-01-22 Harry Worthen 0 1 0
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
NC-NC
This was the scheduled main event on this program. Kracken probably won.
1932-01-20 Battling Hanson debut
Liberty Hall, Bellingham
W-TKO
1932-01-15 Harry Worthen debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-PTS
1932-01-08 Joe Morrocco debut
Austin & Bishop Club, Seattle
W-KO
1931-11-30 Joe Shafer debut
Greenwich Coliseum, Tacoma
W-KO
1931-08-03 Billy Myers 14 24 2
Silver Fox Arena, Muncie
W-KO
1931-03-30 Walter Pickerd 19 2 2
Jefferson County Armory, Louisville
L-KO
1930-08-29 King Levinsky 28 8 3
Jones & Baumrucker Park, Chicago
L-TKO
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 Caldori 11 3 1
Coliseum, Chicago
L-PTS
This is the first fight for Kracken seen reported in the Chicago Tribune.
1930-04-01 George Kulutis 1 0 0
Springfield
L-KO
From the Champaign (IL) News-Gazette (Bob Soderman).
1930-03-14 Sol Lorenzo debut
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago
W-KO
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 Seratti 18 12 4
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago
W-KO
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 Johnson debut
Garfield Eagles Athletic Club, Chicago
W-KO
Reported in the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman).