Karin (L) and Angie Simons (R) with Fred Strothmann in 1977
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||123 lb (55.8 kg; 8.8 st)|
|Wrestles for||LGIS (Old)|
|Years active||1976 - 1980|
|Assumed Competitive Female Wrestling Record|
|Assumed Competitive Mixed Wrestling Record|
Karin Heck was a founding member of the original incarnation of the Liberal Girls International SportClub - otherwise known as LGIS (Old) - a female boxing and wrestling organisation founded in Munich, Germany in 1976. It promoted a ground-breaking vision - that girls who were enthusiastic about female combat, and who wanted to fight semi-professionally in public settings, could do so topless in properly arranged events and tournaments.
The company was formed in 1976 by Fred Strothmann and Erich Klinger together with Angie who was the nominated club captain and one of the core membership of ten or so who were regular performers throughout the lifetime of the club. The initial group of fighters, including Karin began several months of wrestling and boxing training in 1976, and on January 31st 1977 eight active members of the group entered the ring in the centre of the "Donauhalle" of Ingolstadt (about 60km north of Munich) in front of 700 spectators to take part in the inaugural event which launched the organisation. The main group divided into two groups of four, each of which staged a mini-tournament - wrestling and boxing. Angie won the boxing competition while Heidi Ranke, later to become a fearsome boxer, won the wrestling with a convincing win over Karin.
Karin subsequently concentrated entirely on boxing and was the only member of the group to have competed from the very beginning until the final event. Throughout the duration of the clubs existence Karin is reckoned to have boxed in around thirty bouts, more than half of which she won. One of her most memorable fights was her match against arch-rival Angie in London where she gave her opponent a bloody mouth before knocking her out (see pictures in Gallery below).
Like nearly all the group members, she retired from the female fighting scene with the demise of the LGIS organisation.
Competitive female boxing record
A list of Karin's competitive F/F boxing matches. This list is not complete.
|1977||LGIS (Old) via ASFilm||BX1011-4||Tina||TKO||Boxing||Topless||Tina's tactic of repeatedly rushing into the attack failed against Karin's effective counter-punching, and she was knocked down at least three times before the match was halted||Link to match|
|1978||LGIS (Old) via ASFilm||BX1017-4-1||Angie||KO||Boxing||Topless||Angie was floored twice in this bout, but after almost falling through the ropes on the second knockdown she sprang up and caught Karin unawares with a KO punch||Link to match|
|1978||LGIS (Old) via ASFilm||BX1012-6||Anneliese||Boxing||Topless||Karin and Anneliese could not be separated after a full-blooded, hard-hitting bout in which they both suffered a knockdown||Link to match|
|1979||LGIS (Old) via ASFilm||BX1017-4-2||Angie||KO||Boxing||Topless||Angie took a beating in this match in London - Karin floored her twice with the second knockdown resulting in a KO, and Angie was also left with a bloody mouth||Link to match|
This page was constructed with assistance from Arbie (Count Herout), Merlin and Fred Dobbs.