Mark Breland

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Mark Breland
Medal record
Men’s boxing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold1984 Los AngelesWelterweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold1982 MunichWelterweight
 
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Breland (left) and Serik Konakbayev (right) in 2010
Mark Breland
Medal record
Men’s boxing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold1984 Los AngelesWelterweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold1982 MunichWelterweight

Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former world champion boxer, who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits, having made his debut in The Lords of Discipline.

Amateur Boxing Career[edit]

Breland compiled an impressive amateur record of 110–1. Highlights of which were:

Professional Boxing Career[edit]

Breland turned professional in 1984. In 1987, Breland won the vacant WBA welterweight title. He lost it in his first defense to Marlon Starling. In 1989, Breland again won the vacant WBA Welterweight Title. He made three successful title defenses before losing it to Aaron Davis in a back-and-forth 9-round contest that was nearly called off twice because of injuries to Davis' eye before Breland was knocked out in round 9.

In 1997, Breland retired with a professional record of 35–3–1 (25 KOs).

Breland is currently a boxing trainer, having trained Vernon Forrest among other notable boxers.

Preceded by
Lloyd Honeyghan
Stripped
WBA Welterweight Champion
6 February 1987– 22 August 1987
Succeeded by
Marlon Starling
Preceded by
Tomas Molinares
Vacated
WBA Welterweight Champion
4 February 1989– 8 July 1990
Succeeded by
Aaron Davis

Professional boxing record[edit]

35 Wins (25 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Losses (3 knockouts), 1 Draw [1]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win5-15-2United States Rick HaynesPTS1021/03/1997United States Jacksonville, Florida
Win12-16-1United States Bobby ButtersTKO210/01/1997United States Riverfront Sports Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
Win24-16United States Darryl LattimoreUD1007/06/1996United States Madison Square Garden, New York City98-90, 96-93, 97-96.
Win175-9-2United States Buck SmithKO319/05/1996United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MichiganSmith knocked out at 0:25 of the third round.
Win7-10-1United States Ricardo SmithTKO327/01/1996United States Schwartz Athletic Center, Brooklyn, New YorkReferee stopped the bout at 0:30 of the third round.
Loss47-9-1Mexico Jorge VacaTKO613/09/1991United States ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CaliforniaReferee stopped the bout at 1:37 of the sixth round.
Win20-4-1Mexico Julian SamahaTKO112/07/1991United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, NevadaReferee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the first round.
Win17-3United States Henry Anaya, Jr.UD1010/06/1991United States Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
Win0-16Mexico Ariel CondeKO109/04/1991United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MichiganConde knocked out at 0:23 of the first round.
Loss29-0United States Aaron "Superman" DavisKO908/07/1990United States Harrah's Reno, Reno, NevadaWBA World Welterweight Title. Breland knocked out at 2:56 of the ninth round.
Win34-2United Kingdom Lloyd HoneyghanTKO303/03/1990United Kingdom Wembley Arena, Wembley, LondonWBA World Welterweight Title.
Win25-5Japan Fujio OzakiTKO410/12/1989Japan Korakuen Hall, TokyoWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:34 of the fourth round.
Win33-1Switzerland Mauro MartelliTKO213/10/1989Switzerland Patinoire des Vernets, GenevaWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:15 of the second round.
Win20-0Colombia Rafael PinedaTKO522/04/1989United States Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New JerseyWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:14 of the fifth round.
Win31-2South Korea Seung-Soon LeeTKO104/02/1989United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NevadaWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:54 of the first round.
Win14-7-1United States Ozzie O'NealKO107/10/1988United States The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Win16-15-2Dominican Republic Pablo BaezKO111/08/1988United States DiVinci Manor, Chicago, IllinoisBaez knocked out at 1:43 of the first round.
Draw43-4United States Marlon StarlingPTS1216/04/1988United States Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NevadaWBA World Welterweight Title. 113-116, 114-114, 115-114.
Win--United States Juan Antonio VillaTKO305/02/1988United States Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New JerseyReferee stopped the bout at 2:03 of the third round.
Win17-4-1United States Javier SuazoUD1005/12/1987United States Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey100-89, 100-90, 100-90.
Loss41-4United States Marlon StarlingTKO1122/08/1987United States Township Auditorium, Columbia, South CarolinaWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the 11th round.
Win20-4-2Venezuela Juan Bautista RondonPTS1010/07/1987Italy Forte Village Resort, Sardinia
Win39-4-2South Africa Harold VolbrechtTKO706/02/1987United States Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New JerseyWBA World Welterweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:07 of the seventh round.
Win10-8-2Venezuela Orlando OrozcoTKO213/11/1986United States Felt Forum, New York CityReferee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the second round.
Win28-11-1United States Ralph TwinningKO115/10/1986United States Columbia, South CarolinaTwinning knocked out at 2:08 of the first round.
Win19-5United States Reggie MillerKO214/09/1986United States Atlantic City, New JerseyMiller knocked out at 1:41 of the second round.
Win24-0Uganda John MundugaTKO621/06/1986United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New JerseyReferee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the sixth round.
Win2-2United States Ricky AvendanoKO115/05/1986United States Felt Forum, New York CityAvendano knocked out at 1:06 of the first round.
Win20-1-2United States Darryl AnthonyTKO312/04/1986United States Ice World, Totowa, New JerseyReferee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the third round.
Win13-0United States Richard AguirreKO102/03/1986United States Americana Host Farm, Lancaster, PennsylvaniaAguirre knocked out at 1:33 of the first round.
Win24-0United States Troy WorthamUD1025/01/1986United States Americana Host Farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania50-39, 50-38, 50-38.
Win21-5-1United States Hedgemon RobertsonUD821/12/1985United States Virginia Beach Pavilion, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Win9-7United States Donald GwinnKO218/10/1985United States Felt Forum, New York CityGwinn knocked out at 1:32 of the second round.
Win19-0United States Don ShiverTKO120/07/1985United States Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, VirginiaReferee stopped the bout at 2:18 of the first round.
Win6-16-3Dominican Republic Dario DeJesusKO219/06/1985United States Ice World, Totowa, New JerseyDeJesus knocked out at 2:49 of the second round.
Win6-1United States Vince DunfeeKO217/05/1985United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win10-2United States Steve "Lightning" LittleUD606/04/1985United States San Angelo, Texas
Win4-0-3United States Marlon PalmerUD605/01/1985United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win7-1United States Dwight WilliamsUD615/11/1984United States Madison Square Garden, New York City5-1, 4-2, 6-0.

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