Hein ten Hoff
|Hein Ten Hoff|
|Real name||Hein Ten Hoff|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Reach||84 in (213 cm)|
November 19, 1919|
|Died||June 13, 2003(aged 83)|
|Wins by KO||28|
Hein ten Hoff (19 November 1919, Süddorf, Netherlands – 13 June 2003, Hamburg, Germany) was a German boxer and Präsident des Bundes Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB). He was the son of a Dutch peasant, who left The Netherlands for Germany (Oldenburg Land) in the end of the 1930s, and became a German citizen.
As an amateur boxer, Hein ten Hoff had 185 wins, 78 by KO, for a total of 194 fights. He was thrice a German champion in the Heavyweight class (1940, 1941 and 1944 – he beat Herbert Runge), and won the gold medal at the 1942 European Amateur Boxing Championships in Breslau. Between 1940 and 1944 Hoff was on the German national team 20 times, losing only once, to the Slovakian Rudolf Kus in January 1940, a loss Hoff reversed later that year with a KO-win in the first round.
After World War II, he was a professional boxer, from September 1945 until August 1955 (won 32 (KO 28), lost 7 (KO 3), drawn 4, for a total of 43 fights). The international boxing world referred to him as the "Gentleman of the Ring", "Künstler", or "Ästhet im Ring". He won the German BDB heavyweight title in 1946, then lost a ten round decision to Jersey Joe Walcott, the upcoming World champion, at Mannheim 1950, and finally won the EBU (European) heavyweight title, defeating Jack Gardner at West Berlin 1951. He retired from professional boxing in 1955 after he was knocked out by Ingemar Johansson, the upcoming World champion, in Gothenburg.
|Loss||Ingemar Johansson||KO||1 (8)||1955-08-28||Ullevi Gothenburg|
|Loss||Heinz Neuhaus||PTS||10||1955-03-27||Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Loss||Heinz Neuhaus||KO||1 (15)||1952-07-20||Rote Erde Stadion, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen||For EBU Heavyweight Title
Lost German BDB Heavyweight Title
|Loss||Karel Sys||PTS||15||1952-01-12||Palais des Sports, Brussels||Lost EBU Heavyweight Title|
|Win||Jack Gardner||UD||15||1951-09-23||Waldbuehne, Westend Berlin||Won EBU Heavyweight Title|
|Draw||Heinz Neuhaus||PTS||12||1950-10-15||Rote Erde Stadion, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Retained German BDB Heavyweight Title|
|Loss||Jersey Joe Walcott||UD||10||1950-05-28||VFR Stadion, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg|
|Draw||Walter Neusel||PTS||12||1949-09-18||Reiterstadion, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Retained German BDB Heavyweight Title|
|Win||Herbert Runge||KO||7 (12)||1949-06-03||Prinzregentstadion, Munich, Bayern||Retained German BDB Heavyweight Title|
|Win||Arno Kölblin||KO||5 (120||1948-05-16||Olympiastadion, Westend Berlin||Retained German BDB Heavyweight Title|
|Win||Herbert Runge||KO||5 (10)||1948-03-28||Messehalle, Leipzig, Sachsen|
|Win||Walter Neusel||KO||7 (12)||1947-10-15||HSV Platz, Hamburg||Retained German BDB Heavyweight Title|
|Win||Walter Neusel||PTS||12||1946-08-03||HSV Sportplatz Rothenbaum, Hamburg||Won German BDB Heavyweight Title|
- "Munzinger Archiv: Hein ten Hoff". Munzinger.de. 2003-06-14. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- Der Spiegel, Gestorben, 2003, Nr.26
- "Germany1920_1948". Amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- Jarosław Drozd. "Kontrowersje: Wojenne Mistrzostwa Europy - Breslau 1942". Bokser.org. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- "Hein Ten Hoff". BoxRec.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- "Hein Ten Hoff: bouts". BoxRec.com. 2003-06-13. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- List of European Boxing Union heavyweight champions
- Hein Ten Hoff's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.
|Awards and achievements|
|German BDB Heavyweight Champion
August 3, 1946 – July 20, 1952
|EBU (European) Heavyweight Champion
September 23, 1951 – January 12, 1952
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