Duane David BOBICK

United States of America USA

Boxing

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Munich 1972
  • Year of Birth
    1950
Olympic Results

Biography

Duane David BOBICK

In 1971 Duane Bobick won the AAU heavyweight title, and the Pan American Games gold medal. He won the 1972 Golden Gloves championship, and was considered a favorite for the 1972 Olympic gold medal. At the 1971 Pan Ams, Bobick had defeated Cuban Teófilo Stevenson, but Stevenson TKOed Bobick in the quarter-finals at München, went on to win the gold medal, and became a legendary amateur heavyweight.

Bobick turned professional and became the first in a long line of “Great White Hopes.” He faced some major fighters, including Ken Norton and John Tate, but never fought for a major title. Bobick boxed professionally from 1973 through July 1979, finishing with a career record of 48 wins (42 by KO) and 4 losses, all by knockout. He returned to Minnesota and later did heavy industrial work. In 1997 Bobick was almost killed when his arms were caught and crushed between paper rolls in a paper mill, and he narrowly avoided amputations. That same year he was given the Acts of Kindness: Governor’s Volunteer Award for his work as a volunteer which included school, church and hospital volunteer work. Bobick later suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and had to be cared for full-time by his wife.

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Munich 1972

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Heavyweight (>81 kilograms)
Heavyweight (>81 kilograms) Boxing