Culcay enters the history of boxing from his native Ecuador

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Culcay enters the history of boxing from his native Ecuador
Jack Culcay enters the history of boxing from his native Ecuador. Getty Images

Jack Culcay enters the history of boxing from his native Ecuador
Jack Culcay enters the history of boxing from his native Ecuador. Getty Images

Born in Ambato, Ecuador and moved to Germany at age five, Jack Culcay became the World Boxing Association,154 lbs interim champion, when beat Maurice Weber by DU last Saturday.

Culcay (20-1, 10 KO) is the son of Ecuadorian father and German mother. He started boxing at age 12, and defended the German colors as an amateur when he participated in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

He also won silver medal in Chicago world cup 2007 and the world title in Milan World cup 2009, he was considered the first German Boxer to win an Amateur Championship.

On December 19, 2009 he made his professional boxing debut. He won by points his first fight and the following three by TKO.

He has always fought in Europe, Germany, Denmark and Finland.

Now at 29 years he won the WBA super welterweight interim title, and is regarded as the first fighter with Ecuadorian roots to win a world championship.

In 1994, Segundo Mercado, had a title shot against Bernard Hopkins, sending him to the canvas a couple of times, but it ended in a controversial draw. That fight was staged at the Coliseum Rumiñahui in Quito, Ecuador.

In April of the following year, there was a rematch in Maryland, United States, and Hopkins knocked out Mercado to win the IBF Middleweight title.

In 2003, market hung up his gloves and left record of 19-10-2, 11 KO.


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