Eric Seelig

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Eric Seelig (July 15, 1909, in Bromberg, now Bydgoszcz – January 19, 1984) was middleweight/light-heavyweight boxing champion in Germany in 1933. Because he was Jewish, he was stripped of his titles, and, in July 1933, he was threatened by the Nazis if he dared fight another match he will be killed. He fled to France. His stripped titles were never restored.

Seelig competed in France for a few years before emigrating to the United States via Cuba in 1935. He enjoyed success in the U.S. compiling a career record of 57 bouts, 40 victories (9 KOs), 7 draws, and 10 losses. His highest ranking in The Ring was #6 in 1938.

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