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Erich Schöppner

Full name: Erich Schöppner
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1932 in Witten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: September 12, 2005 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Wittener Box-Sport 1923, Witten (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


German light-middleweight boxer Erich Schöppner from Witten lost his quarter-final bout at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He qualified for the games after winning the West German national title. In 1955 he won his second national title, this time at light-heavyweight, and the same year he beat East German [Ulli Nitzschke] in a classic duel to win become the European Champion. Schöppner then turned professional and three years later he was the German professional champion, beating compatriot Willi Hoepner for the title. Only a few months later he won the European title after again beating Hoepner, and he held the title until 1963, when he lost it to the Italian [Giulio Rinaldi]. He won his second national professional title in 1961 when he was the heavyweight champion. After retiring from boxing he was employed by the municipality in Dortmund and also owned a hotel with his family in the city.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Middleweight Germany GER 5T

Men's Light-Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1952-07-31 van Schalkwyk (RSA) , Schöppner (GER) 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Round Two Match #2 1 Schöppner (GER) , Büchi (SUI) referee stops contest 3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #3 1 1952-07-29 Schöppner (GER) bye
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