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Overview (3)

Born in Bowlus, Minnesota, USA
Nickname The All American Boy
Height 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Duane Bobick achieved international fame as an amateur boxer while serving in the United States Navy. Among his best amateur victory was a decision over furture heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. At the 1972 Olympic Games, Bobick captured the Bronze Medal in the Heavyweight category losing to Cuba's Teo Stevenson. Bobick turned professional on April 10, 1973 and knocked out Tommy Burns in 1 round at Minneapolis, MN. At almost 6 feet 4 inches tall and 215 pounds, Bobick had quick hands and knockout power in both hands. He streaked to 19 straight knockout victories, before decisioning Billy Daniels for win number 20. After posting a 38-0 record, Duane Bobick was stunningly defeated by future heavyweight champion Ken Norton on national television in less than 50 seconds after being hurt by a punch to his Adam's Apple. A short time later, his brother (also a heavyweight boxer) Rodney was killed in a single car accident at the age of 26. Though he continued to box, Bobick never again showed the promise of his earlier bouts. He retired in 1979 after back-to-back knockout losses to John Tate and George Chaplin. His record record was an impressive 48-4 with 42 knockout victories. While in South Africa in 1978 he starred in the "cult" boxing film Billyboy.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained

Trivia (5)

Managed by Bill Daniels through his first 28 fights.
Won his first 19 fights by knockout.
Was undefeated in his first 38 fights.
His second manager was heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
Fought three world champions and beat one - Mike Weaver.

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