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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 CareerBreland compiled an impressive amateur record of 110-1.
Highlights of which were:
Five-Time New York Golden Gloves Champion (1980-84), his record in this competition was 21-0 (19 KO's), with 14 knockouts coming in the 1st round.
1981 – United States Amateur Welterweight competition, lost to Darryl Anthony on points. This would be Breland's only loss as an amateur.
1981 – won Intercity Golden Gloves in the welterweight division, stopped Efrain Bennett in the first.
1982 – United States Amateur Welterweight Champion
1982 – Gold Medal (Welterweight) at the World Championships in Munich, West Germany
1983 – United States Amateur Welterweight Champion
1984 – Gold Medal (Welterweight) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California
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.