Best of Brawlers Sports: LIVE Interview of Former Olympian & Trainer Mark Breland

Article by Rick Mohamed

Mark Breland, 1984 Olympic Gold medalist, welterweight champion and Deontay Wilder’s trainer talked w/Brawlers Sports CEO Rick Mohamed back in 2018…


Way back in 2018, Brooklyn, NY. native Mark Breland gave an interview to Brawlers Sports’ CEO Rick Mohamed. This was during an all-day visit to Deontay Wilder’s training camp. 
To understand Mark Breland, you first need to appreciate him and his accomplishments: As an amateur, he was one of the most decorated, having won the Golden Gloves title 5 times surpassing the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson in total number of Golden Gloves wins. 
He amassed an awesome record of 110-1, w/73 KOs. 
He then won the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He won the WBA welterweight championship twice as a pro, collecting a very impressive of 35-3-1, w/25 KOs. 
He was part of one of America’s greatest Olympic boxing teams: the 1984 Olympic Boxing Team boasted a number of fighters who would go on to become champions as professionals. That team included: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield, and Meldrick Taylor. 
He later on became a boxing trainer, working with Vernon Forrest and Deontay Wilder. 
Breland also tried his hand at acting, which included having starred in the film ‘Lords of Discipline’, playing the role of the first black cadet at a previously all-white military school in Carolina. He later on appeared in the Spike Lee films “He Got Game” and “Summer of Sam”. 
He is also a philanthropist, giving freely of his time, knowledge and expertise to others in want and need of his help. #LETSGOCHAMP 

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