Inducted on November 18, 2004


Amateur Highlights

  • Amateur Record: 110-1

Amateur log – partial

  • 1980 won the Novice New York Daily News Golden Gloves Championship at 139 lb.
  • 1981 to 1984 won four consecutive Open New York Daily News Golden Gloves Championships at 147 lb.
  • His record in the New York Golden Gloves was 21-0 with 19 knockouts, 14 in the first round.
  • 1981 Intercity Golden Gloves 147 lb. Champion. Breland scored a first-round knockout of Efrain Bennett in the final.
  • Lost to Darryl Anthony by a 3-2 decision at the 1981 United States Amateur Championships in the welterweight division. This was Breland’s only loss as an amateur. He avenged the loss in his eleventh professional fight, winning by a third-round knockout.
  • 1982 United States Amateur Welterweight Champion
  • 1982 World Amateur Welterweight Champion in Munich, West Germany.
  • 1983 United States Amateur Welterweight Champion. Results were:
  • 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials Welterweight Champion in Fort Worth, Texas. Results were:
  • Defeated Louis Howard on points at the Olympic Box-Offs in Las Vegas.
  • Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Results were:

1984 Los Angeles Olympics

Awards & Recognition





Name: Mark Breland
Birth Name: Mark Anthony Breland
Born: 1963-05-11
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm

Trainers: Lou Duva & Joey Fariello
Manager: Henry Grooms

Mark Breland Photo Gallery

Boxing Record: click