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Gary Holmgren boxer

Gary Holmgren image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1974-05-15
Born 1950-07-31
Nationality USA
Residence Hastings, Minnesota, USA
bouts
27
won
22
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
27
won
22
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 71″/180cm
Debut 1974-05-15
Born 1950-07-31
Nationality USA
Residence Hastings, Minnesota, USA

Holmgren made his professional debut on May 15, 1974, with a first-round knockout win against Milton Buckley in St Paul, Minnesota. His first loss came in only his second fight, a five-round points loss to Bruce Finch, who would go on to make a name for himself as a welterweight contender. Holmgren would follow up that loss with a stretch in which he won 16 of 17 fights, including a decision win against 21-2 Rory O'Shea in 1975. Holmgren's career peaked in January 1983 when he won the Minnesota junior middleweight title by defeating Rafael Rodriguez on points in a ten-rounder. Holmgren's first defense of that title would come thirteen months later—after thirteen months of inactivity—in a fight that Holmgren lost to 14-0 Brian Brunette in February 1984. Holmgren retired afterwards, having compiled a career record of 22 wins and 5 losses, with 12 wins coming by way of knockout.

Holmgren made his professional debut on May 15, 1974, with a first-round knockout win against Milton Buckley in St Paul, Minnesota. His first loss came in only his second fight, a five-round points loss to Bruce Finch, who would go on to make a name for himself as a welterweight contender. Holmgren would follow up that loss with a stretch in which he won 16 of 17 fights, including a decision win against 21-2 Rory O'Shea in 1975. Holmgren's career peaked in January 1983 when he won the Minnesota junior middleweight title by defeating Rafael Rodriguez on points in a ten-rounder. Holmgren's first defense of that title would come thirteen months later—after thirteen months of inactivity—in a fight that Holmgren lost to 14-0 Brian Brunette in February 1984. Holmgren retired afterwards, having compiled a career record of 22 wins and 5 losses, with 12 wins coming by way of knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 1, 1984 Brian Brunette WWWWWW Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Super Welterweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 25, 1983 Rafael Rodriguez WWLLWL Auditorium, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 7, 1981 Bruce Strauss LWWLWL Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Super Welterweight

WIN
Points
May 6, 1981 Darrell Green LWLLLL Civic Center, Saint Paul USA Minnesota State Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1981 Dave 'Boy' Green WLWWLW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1980 Tony Taylor LWWLLL Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
March 19, 1980 Emmett Atlas WLLLLL Prom Expo Center, Saint Paul WIN
KO
June 29, 1978 Tyrone Wren LLWWLW Civic Center, Saint Paul LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 9, 1976 Al Franklin WDWWLL Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 1976 Rory O'Shea WLLWLW Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 11, 1976 Moses Gregg Evanston WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1976 Harvey Wilson LWLLLL Bel Rae Ballroom, Mounds View WIN
KO
June 30, 1976 Ron Pettigrew LDLDLD Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul WIN
KO
April 22, 1976 Woody Harris LLLLL Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 22, 1976 Jerry Wells LLLLLL St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 25, 1975 Dennis Haggerty WWLL Globe WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1975 Woody Harris LLLL Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington WIN
Unanimous decision
June 6, 1975 Ricardo Thomatis LWLLLL Leamington Hotel, Minneapolis LOSS
Technical knockout
April 23, 1975 Rory O'Shea WWDLWL Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington WIN
Split-decision
March 19, 1975 Efren Maldonado DWLLLL Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1975 Timothy Adams LWWLLW Auditorium, Minneapolis WIN
Points
Dec. 3, 1974 Jim Hearn W St. Paul Armory, Saint Paul WIN
KO
Aug. 28, 1974 Bobby Orr L Mr. Anthony's, West Saint Paul WIN
KO
July 31, 1974 Johnny Simpson LLLLLL Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1974 Maurice Sanders Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1974 Bruce Finch WDWW Auditorium, Minneapolis LOSS
Points
May 15, 1974 Milton Buckley Auditorium, Saint Paul WIN
KO