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Jean-Pierre Coopman boxer

Jean-Pierre Coopman image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Debut 1972-09-29
Born 1946-07-11
Nationality Belgium
Residence Ingelmunster, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
bouts
54
won
36
lost
16
draw
2
bouts
54
won
36
lost
16
draw
2
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 5′ 11½″/182cm
Debut 1972-09-29
Born 1946-07-11
Nationality Belgium
Residence Ingelmunster, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Jean-Pierre Coopman was born on 11 July 1946, in the Flemish (northern Belgium) community of Ingelmunster. Early in life, he showed a gift for artistry. He was instructed in sculpting by his stepfather, and Coopman's first fully paid job was as a stone cutter. The stone-cutting he learned from childhood was more specifically that of an artisan. His skills were put to use, among other things, in reparations of the medieval churches of Belgium—most notably, Saint Nicholas' Church in Ghent. By having to perform a kind of historic preservation, using and applying tools from this ancient period, Coopman developed great strength in his arms and hands.In young adulthood, he appears to have been a lover of night-life, but after sparring several times with Gilbert Montagne, a noted Belgian middleweight, Coopman was urged to pursue a ring career, or at least to try. By his own words, once the decision was made, Coopman at least gave up smoking, and cold turkey at that.

Jean-Pierre Coopman was born on 11 July 1946, in the Flemish (northern Belgium) community of Ingelmunster. Early in life, he showed a gift for artistry. He was instructed in sculpting by his stepfather, and Coopman's first fully paid job was as a stone cutter. The stone-cutting he learned from childhood was more specifically that of an artisan. His skills were put to use, among other things, in reparations of the medieval churches of Belgium—most notably, Saint Nicholas' Church in Ghent. By having to perform a kind of historic preservation, using and applying tools from this ancient period, Coopman developed great strength in his arms and hands.In young adulthood, he appears to have been a lover of night-life, but after sparring several times with Gilbert Montagne, a noted Belgian middleweight, Coopman was urged to pursue a ring career, or at least to try. By his own words, once the decision was made, Coopman at least gave up smoking, and cold turkey at that.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 5, 1999 Freddy De Kerpel LWWWWL Ghent DRAW
Majority decision
May 16, 1981 Dragomir Milo Popovic LWWWWW Liege LOSS
Technical knockout
April 3, 1981 Vincenzo Pesapane LWWWWL Piacenza WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 25, 1980 Pierre Babo Kabassu WWDLLW Izegem LOSS
Points
Sept. 29, 1980 Rudi Lubbers LLWLWW Energiehal, Rotterdam LOSS
Technical knockout
June 27, 1980 Albert Syben WWWWLW Sint-Jans-Molenbeek LOSS
Points
May 1, 1980 Winston Allen LLWLWW Izegem LOSS
KO
Feb. 2, 1980 Denton Ruddock LWWLLL Turnhout WIN
Points
Dec. 25, 1979 Avenamar Peralta LLWLWD Izegem LOSS
Points
Nov. 1, 1979 George Butzbach WDWWDL Izegem LOSS
Points
Sept. 30, 1978 Rudy Gauwe WDWWWW Turnhout Belgium Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Sept. 2, 1978 Scotty Welsh WWWWWL Izegem Belgium Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
April 22, 1978 Mario Baruzzi WLLLLL La Louviere WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1978 Santiago Alberto Lovell LWLLLW Liege WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1977 Alfredo Evangelista WLLWWW Brussels EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 1, 1977 Tony Moore LWWWWL Izegem EBU European Heavyweight

DRAW
Points
Sept. 9, 1977 Kurt Luedecke LWLWLW Izegem EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
Points
May 7, 1977 Lucien Rodriguez LLLWWW Antwerpen EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1977 Jose Manuel Urtain WLWWWW Sportpaleis, Antwerpen vacant EBU European Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1977 Lucien Rodriguez WWLLLW Brussels LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 25, 1976 Neville Meade LWWLLW Izegem WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1976 Roy Wallace LWLLLL Liege WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1976 George Jerome WWLDWL Izegem WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1976 Hennie Thoonen WLLWWW Antwerpen WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1976 Hennie Thoonen LWLLWW Sportpaleis Ahoy', Rotterdam LOSS
DQ
May 7, 1976 Ba Sounkalo LWWWLW Izegem WIN
Points
Feb. 20, 1976 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 1, 1975 Lisimo Obutobe LWW Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1975 Domingo Silveira LLLLLL Antwerpen World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
May 17, 1975 Terry Daniels LLLLWL Antwerpen World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
April 12, 1975 Karsten Honhold WWLLWL Lauwe World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1975 Jan Lubbers LLWLLL Brugge World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 21, 1975 Adriano Rosati DWLWWW Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1975 Charley Green LLLLLL Ghent World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 25, 1974 Vasco Faustino LWDLWL Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 22, 1974 Bernd August WWWWDW Ghent World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1974 Lino Finotti WDWDWL Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 27, 1974 Rocky Campbell DLWLWW Turnhout World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 27, 1974 Rudi Lubbers WWWWLL Ghent World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Feb. 22, 1974 Ferenc Kristofcsak LLLLLL Roeselare World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
Jan. 25, 1974 Ireno Werleman LWLLLL Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 23, 1973 Jean Belval L Izegem World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 16, 1973 Horst Lang WWLWLL Ghent WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1973 Erwin Josefa LLLWL Izegem WIN
KO
Sept. 8, 1973 Juan Rodriguez LDLWLL Izegem WIN
Technical knockout
May 18, 1973 Ireno Werleman LLWLLL Izegem LOSS
KO
May 5, 1973 Ray Philippe WWDWLL Ghent WIN
KO
March 16, 1973 Ermanno Festorazzi DLLLLL Ingelmunster WIN
Points
Feb. 16, 1973 Gino Martinis WWLWLL Ingelmunster WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1973 Harald Skog W Messehallen, Oslo LOSS
Points
Dec. 25, 1972 Kilani Ramdani LLDWWW Izegem WIN
Points
Dec. 8, 1972 Antonio Rimasti WLLLDL Tournai WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1972 Siegfried Ackers LLLLL Izegem WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 29, 1972 Norbert Suehrig WLWLLL Lauwe WIN
Technical knockout