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Erich Campe

Full name: Erich Campe
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: February 1, 1912 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 5, 1977
Affiliations: PSV Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Erich Campe won the silver medal in welterweight after a controversial defeat on points in the final against the American [Eddie Flynn] (/athletes/8667). As the best-placed European, this made him European Champion. He was German champion in this class in 1932 and 1934 but was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 1934 European Championships welterweight. Campe was a toolmaker and worked as scaffolder. In 1932 he graduated from the police academy in Brandenburg and made it to the rank of a sergeant-major. By 1941, he had competed in 400 fights, before he became a coach in the police academy.

In 1939 he became a co-owner of a restaurant in Berlin-Heinersdorf. In 1945 he turned professional, but became increasingly addicted to alcohol. In a not very successful professional career, he lost two fights for German titles. He had his last fight in 1949 as a light-heavyweight, retiring with a professional record of 5 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws. His social decline then took place\: he became a bouncer in a nightclub, then a transport worker, and finally a night watchman in a large-scale catering establishment.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Welterweight Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 2 1932-08-13 Flynn (USA) , Campe (GER)
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-12 Campe (GER) , Ahlberg (FIN) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1932-08-11 Campe (GER) , Jensen (DEN) decision
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #5 1 1932-08-09 Campe (GER) , Hirabayashi (JPN) decision
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