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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Welterwt – USA Mark Breland VS MEX Genaro Leon


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 Los Angeles Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits….having made his debut in The Lords of Discipline. At 6 ft 21/2 inches tall, Breland is one of the tallest World Welterweight champions of all time.

Breland’s path to the gold medal (Welterweight) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California was as follows…..1st he defeated Wayne Gordon (CAN) on points….then he defeated Carlos Reyes (PUR) TKO 3…next he defeated Rudel Obreja (ROM) on points…..followed by this fight in this video against Genaro Leon (MEX) by knockout in the 1st….next was his defeat of Luciano Bruno (ITA) on points….and in the gold medal fight he defeated Yong-Su Ahn (KOR) on points.

Genaro Léon (born August 10, 1960 in Sinaloa, Mexico) is a former professional boxer and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics boxer in the welterweight division. Léon turned pro in 1984 and in 1989 captured the inaugural and vacant WBO welterweight title with a KO win over Danny Garcia. He vacated the title without defending it. In 1993 he challenged WBC welterweight title holder James McGirt, but lost a decision.



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