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Franz Dübbers

Full name: Franz Dübbers
Nickname(s): Männ
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1908 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 1987 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Colonia, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


Boxer Franz Dübbers was German Amateur Champion in 1924 (flyweight), 1925 (bantamweight), 1927 (featherweight), and 1928 (lightweight) and German Professional Champion in 1929 (featherweight) and 1931-32 (lightweight). At the European Amateur Championships he won silver in 1925 (bantamweight) and gold in 1927 (featherweight). Dübbers fought as a professional from 1929-36. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics he lost his second round lightweight bout.

Dübbers was one of four European Champions coached by Ludwig Neecke of SC Colonia Köln (Cologne) from 1927-30. In 1927 he was one of the “triumvirate” of boxers, a term in reference to the Köln carnival, along with non-Olympians Jakob Domgörgen, Hein Müller and in 1930 eventually Jupp Besselmann.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Lightweight Germany GER 9T

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #6 2 1928-08-08 Bonfiglio (ARG) , Dübbers (GER)
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #12 1 1928-08-07 Dübbers (GER) , Lind (NOR) decision
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