Thomas Damgaard

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Thomas Damgaard
Statistics
Nickname(s) Løvehjerte ("Lionheart")
Rated at
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Reach 174 cm (69 in)
Nationality Danish
Born (1971-06-17) 17 June 1971 (age 45)
Kalundborg, Denmark
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 38
Wins by KO 28
Losses 1

Thomas Damgaard (born 17 June 1971) is a Danish former professional boxer who competed from 1998 to 2007.[1] He held the European super-lightweight title from 1998 to 1999, and the European welterweight title in 2000.

Professional career[edit]

Damgaard made his professional debut on 13 February 1998, scoring a fifth-round knockout against Antonio Gallegos.[1] In only his tenth fight, nine months later on 27 November, Damgaard won the vacant European super-lightweight title by stopping Jose Manuel Berdonce in the twelfth and final round.[2] He would make make two defences, against Khalid Rahilou on 16 April 1999 (fourth-round knockout) and Miguel Angel Pena on 1 October 1999 (seventh-round stoppage). On 3 November 2000, Damgaard won the European welterweight title in a split decision over Alessandro Duran.[3] No defences were made, but Damgaard continued to spend the next five years undefeated, fighting exclusively in Denmark.

On 28 January 2006, Damgaard travelled abroad for the first time to face established veteran Arturo Gatti in the United States. A fan-friendly slugfest was the result, at the end of which Damgaard was stopped on his feet in eleven rounds after trailing on all three judges' scorecards.[4] It would prove to be the penultimate fight in Damgaard's career, and the third-last for Gatti. Both would retire from boxing in 2007.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
39 fights 38 wins 1 loss
By knockout 28 1
By decision 10 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
39 Win 38–1 Belgium Jean Louis Bryla KO 2 (6), 1:52 24 Mar 2007 Denmark Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
38 Loss 37–1 Canada Arturo Gatti TKO 11 (12), 2:54 28 Jan 2006 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US For vacant IBA welterweight title
37 Win 37–0 Zambia Bruno Sakabunda UD 8 30 Sep 2005 Denmark Vesthallen, Slagelse, Denmark
36 Win 36–0 Zambia Stephen Chungu UD 8 17 Jun 2005 Denmark SAS Radisson, Aarhus, Denmark
35 Win 35–0 Mexico Rocky Martinez TKO 6 (8), 2:02 15 Apr 2005 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
34 Win 34–0 Barbados Christopher Henry TD 5 (8) 28 Feb 2004 Denmark Aalborghallen, Aalborg, Denmark Unanimous TD after Damgaard sustained a cut
33 Win 33–0 Brazil Luiz Caetano da Silva KO 2 (8) 6 Feb 2004 Denmark Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
32 Win 32–0 Venezuela Presente Brito UD 8 7 Mar 2003 Denmark Jetsmark Idrætscenter, Pandrup, Denmark
31 Win 31–0 Chile Oscar Benavides Muñoz KO 3 (8), 2:59 4 Oct 2002 Denmark Stadionhal, Holbæk, Denmark
30 Win 30–0 South Africa Peter Malinga KO 9 (12), 2:04 14 Jun 2002 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBA Inter-Continental and IBC welterweight titles
29 Win 29–0 France Abdel Mehidi UD 8 19 Apr 2002 Denmark Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
28 Win 28–0 Colombia Wilfredo Ruiz TKO 2 (8), 2:19 15 Mar 2002 Denmark Stadionhal, Viborg, Denmark
27 Win 27–0 Dominican Republic Elias Cruz TKO 3 (8), 1:06 8 Feb 2002 Denmark Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
26 Win 26–0 Chile Freddy Rojas TKO 3 (12) 13 Oct 2001 Denmark Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBA Inter-Continental and IBC welterweight titles
25 Win 25–0 United States Rodney Jones KO 3 (12) 27 Apr 2001 Denmark Aalborghallen, Aalborg, Denmark Retained WBA Inter-Continental and IBC welterweight titles
24 Win 24–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Rodriguez UD 8 9 May 2001 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
23 Win 23–0 Costa Rica Humberto Aranda TKO 4 (8) 9 Feb 2001 Denmark Idrætshal, Odense, Denmark
22 Win 22–0 Italy Alessandro Duran SD 12 3 Nov 2000 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained IBC welterweight title;
Won European and vacant WBA Inter-Continental welterweight titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Luis Maysonet KO 1 (8) 1 Sep 2000 Denmark Hallerne, Kolding, Denmark
20 Win 20–0 Puerto Rico Fontaine Campbell KO 2 (12) 26 May 2000 Denmark Stadionhal, Holbæk, Denmark Retained IBC welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Australia Philip Holiday UD 12 18 Feb 2000 Denmark Aalborghallen, Aalborg, Denmark Won vacant IBC welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Bobby Elkins KO 2 (8), 2:00 14 Jan 2000 Denmark Hallerne, Kolding, Denmark
17 Win 17–0 Mexico Jose Luis Benitez TKO 2 (8) 29 Oct 1999 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
16 Win 16–0 Spain Miguel Angel Peña TKO 7 (12) 1 Oct 1999 Denmark Arena Randers, Randers, Denmark Retained European super-lightweight title
15 Win 15–0 United States Greg Haugen TKO 6 (8) 3 Sep 1999 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Win 14–0 Dominican Republic Francisco Alvarez TKO 4 (8) 18 Jun 1999 Denmark Idrættens Hus, Vejle, Denmark
13 Win 13–0 United States Jimmy Zeikle KO 2 (8) 14 May 1999 Denmark Circus Building, Copenhagen, Denmark
12 Win 12–0 Dominican Republic Khalid Rahilou KO 4 (12) 16 Apr 1999 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Retained European super-lightweight title
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Eloy Ortega KO 3 (8), 0:56 12 Feb 1999 Denmark Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
10 Win 10–0 Spain Jose Manuel Berdonce TKO 12 (12) 27 Nov 1998 Denmark Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark Won vacant European super-lightweight title
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Ray Newby TKO 3 (6) 6 Nov 1998 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Narciso Valenzuela TKO 1 (6) 16 Oct 1998 Denmark Aalborghallen, Aalborg, Denmark
7 Win 7–0 Mexico Eduardo Martinez UD 6 4 Sep 1998 Denmark Hallerne, Kolding, Denmark
6 Win 6–0 United States Hector Leguillow TKO 5 (6) 5 Jun 1998 Denmark K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 Win 5–0 The Bahamas Steve Larrimore TKO 4 (6) 1 May 1998 Denmark Teater, Kolding, Denmark
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Pat Larner KO 3 (6) 3 Apr 1998 Denmark Stadionhal, Holbæk, Denmark
3 Win 3–0 United States Shawn Carter TKO 2 (6) 20 Mar 1998 Denmark Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark
2 Win 2–0 Portugal Carlos Rocha Tomar UD 6 27 Feb 1998 Denmark Storebæltshallen, Korsør, Denmark
1 Win 1–0 Mexico Antonio Gallegos KO 5 (6) 13 Feb 1998 Denmark Falkoner Center, Copenhagen, Denmark Professional debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Regional titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Soren Sondergaard
European super-lightweight champion
27 November 1998 – February 2000
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Oktay Urkal
Preceded by
Alessandro Duran
European welterweight champion
3 November 2000 – April 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Alessandro Duran
Vacant
Title last held by
Marcelo Domingo Di Croce
WBA Inter-Continental welterweight champion
3 November 2000 – October 2002
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Luca Messi
Minor world titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Carlos Baldomir
IBC welterweight champion
18 February 2000 – 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Sugar Jackson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Professional boxing record for Thomas Damgaard from BoxRec. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  2. ^ Ivarsson, Denzel (2 January 2003). "Will 2003 be Danish welterweight Thomas Damgaard's year?". East Side Boxing. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  3. ^ Arnborg, Jens; Kamper, Anders (4 November 2000). "Damgaard tog EM-bæltet" (in Danish). Berlingske. Berlingske Media. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ Abramson, Mitch (30 January 2006). "After a Gritty Victory, Gatti Has His Eye on Baldomir". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 12 May 2016.