Jack Culcay-Keth

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Jack Culcay-Keth
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Real name Jack Robert Culcay-Keth
Nickname(s) Golden Jack
Weight(s) Light Middleweight
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7.5 in)[1]
Nationality German
Born (1985-09-26) September 26, 1985 (age 32)
Ambato, Ecuador
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 24
Wins by KO 12
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0

Jack Robert Culcay-Keth (born September 26, 1985 in Ambato, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian-German professional boxer. As an amateur he represented Germany, fighting at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the welterweight division, and winning a silver medal at the 2008 European Championships and the gold at the 2009 World Championships. He held the WBA interim light middleweight title between 2015 and 2017.

Amateur career[edit]

Culcay took up boxing at the behest of his father in 1998, training at TG 75 Darmstadt.[2] He was relatively unknown in 2007, when he was sent to the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships. But while all the German top fighters exited early he and middleweight Konstantin Buga were the only ones to reach the quarterfinal and qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the World Championships, Culcay beat Jetmir Kuci and Zoran Mitrovic then he lost to eventual American winner Demetrius Andrade. At the Olympics he was edged out in his first bout by Kim Jung-Joo.[3] Culcay went on to win a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships, beating Andrey Zamkovoy in the final match.

Professional career[edit]

Culcay turned pro in 2009. He is promoted by Sauerland Promotions. He won his first 14 fights, before losing a split decision to Guido Pitto. Culcay avenged the loss with a narrow unanimous decision win in his next fight. Culcay claimed the EBU light middleweight title on August 2014, beating Isaac Real on points.[4]

On May 2015, Culcay faced Maurice Weber for the WBA interim title. Culcay won the bout and the title by unanimous decision. After two successful defenses, Culcay reached an agreement to fight former world champion Demetrius Andrade. The winner would be elevated to WBA (Regular) champion. The fight took place on March 2017 at the Freidrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Andrade won by split decision. Two judges scored the bout 116-112, 116-112 for Andrade whilst the third had it 115-114 for Culcay. The fight was regarded as close, with as many as five rounds being tossed between the two. Sky Sports pundits had Andrade a clear close winner as he outworked Culcay. In the post fight interview, Andrade credited his performance, "I thought I did everything that I needed to do. I came to Germany and took the title. Culcay came like a champion, but I was the better man. I outlanded him and I came out with the victory."[5][6][7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (12 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws[8]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Dominican Republic Rafael Bejaran N/A – (12) 2018-09-22 Germany MBS Arena, Potsdam, Germany
Win 24–3 Spain Adasat Rodriguez TKO 6 (12), 0:55 2018-06-09 Germany Kohlrabizirkus, Leipzig, Germany Won vacant EBU European Union middleweight title
Win 23–3 United Kingdom Craig Cunningham UD 8 2018-03-10 Germany Stadthalle, Gütersloh, Germany
Loss 22–3 Poland Maciej Sulęcki UD 10 2017-10-22 United States Prudential Center, Newark
Loss 22–2 United States Demetrius Andrade SD 12 2017-03-11 Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen Lost WBA (Regular) light middleweight title.
Win 22–1 Venezuela Jean Carlos Prada RTD 9 (12), 3:00 2016-04-09 Germany MBS Arena, Potsdam, Brandenburg Retained interim WBA Light Middleweight title.
Win 21–1 Australia Dennis Hogan UD 12 2015-12-05 Germany Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg Retained interim WBA Light Middleweight title.
Win 20–1 Germany Maurice Weber UD 12 2015-05-09 Germany Festhalle, Frankfurt, Hesse Won interim WBA Light Middleweight title.
Win 19–1 France Karim Merroudj UD 12 2014-12-06 Germany EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen Retained EBU Light Middleweight title.
Win 18–1 Spain Isaac Real UD 12 2014-08-16 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia Retained WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Won EBU Light Middleweight title.
Win 17–1 France Salim Larbi UD 12 2014-04-05 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Retained WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 16–1 France Dieudonne Belinga UD 12 2013-12-14 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Retained WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 15–1 Argentina Guido Nicolas Pitto UD 12 2013-10-26 Germany EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen Won WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Loss 14–1 Argentina Guido Nicolas Pitto SD 12 2013-04-27 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg Lost WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 14–0 France Jean Michel Hamilcaro TKO 5 (12), 2:26 2012-12-15 Germany Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Nuremberg, Bayern Retained WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 13–0 United Kingdom Mark Thompson TKO 5 (12), 2:48 2012-09-29 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg Retained WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 12–0 France Frederic Serre TKO 3 (12), 2:04 2012-08-25 Germany O2 World, Kreuzberg, Berlin Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental Light Middleweight title.
Win 11–0 Italy Salvatore Annunziata TKO 7 (8), 2:38 2012-02-25 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 10–0 Italy Giammario Grassellini KO 1 (10), 0:48 2011-12-03 Finland Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
Win 9–0 United Kingdom Dee Mitchell UD 10 2011-09-03 Denmark Herning Kongrescenter, Herning
Win 8–0 Georgia (country) Mikheil Khutsishvili KO 3 (8), 2:31 2011-04-09 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 7–0 Bulgaria Alexey Ribchev UD 8 2010-11-19 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg
Win 6–0 Romania Ionut Trandafir Ilie TKO 4 (6), 2:18 2010-07-31 Germany O2 World, Altona, Hamburg
Win 5–0 Germany Omar Siala UD 6 2010-07-03 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 4–0 Brazil Isak Tavares TKO 1 (6), 2:23 2010-05-22 Germany Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Win 3–0 France Sylvestre Marianini TKO 1 (4), 2:27 2010-04-24 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg
Win 2–0 Lithuania Dmitrij Sidorovic TKO 1 (4), 2:30 2010-01-09 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 1–0 Czech Republic Jindrich Kubin UD 4 2009-12-19 Germany Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Professional debut.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Erislandy Lara
WBA light middleweight champion
Interim title

May 9, 2015 – June 8, 2016
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Brian Castaño
Preceded by
Erislandy Lara
as Champion
WBA light middleweight champion
Regular title

June 8, 2016 - March 11, 2017
Succeeded by
Demetrius Andrade