Nick Wells boxer

Nick Wells boxer
bouts
22
won
15
lost
7
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1976-10-07
Height
5′ 10″/178cm
Reach
-
Age
-
Born
1951-02-11
Death
-
Nationality
USA

Wells was a member of the US Air Force and already the four-time All-Air Force boxing champion when he won the 1972 US Amateur heavyweight championship. In that year, he knocked out future WBC and IBF heavyweight champion Larry Holmes twice. The first time was in the 3rd round of a National Amateur Athletic Union tournament; later that year, in the US Olympic Trials, he knocked Holmes out in the first round. He went on to face 1971 US Amateur heavyweight champion Duane Bobick in the finals of the Olympic Trials, where he broke Bobick's nose early in the fight and appeared to be on his way to representing the United States in the Olympics. But Wells had suffered a head wound before the fight at his hotel, and the fight was stopped by the referee when it began to bleed profusely. Bobick went on to lose to Cuban heavyweight and eventual gold medal winner Teofilo Stevenson in the Olympic quarterfinals.One of the most popular amateur boxers in Texas during the 1970s, Wells was a five-time Fort Worth Golden Gloves champion and a two-time Star-telegram Texas State Golden Gloves champion. Three-time Texas state champion, in 1969, 1970, 1971. Five time all air force champion, in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976. Two-time interservice champion in 1973, 1975. Three-time interservice runner up in 1972, 1974, 1976. Two-time Nevada state golden gloves champion in 1972, 1973. He was the 1972 National AAU Champion, as well as the Western Hemisphere Champion in 1972 or 1973. He also held the titles of World military Champion (CISM games in 1973) and Texas state champion, in 1971.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1983-04-21 Tony Fulilangi WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1982-08-27 Eddie Lopez WWDLWW Houston LOST
KO
1982-07-12 Leroy Greer LLLL Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth WIN
KO
1981-08-18 Stanley Dollison LLLL Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
1981-08-04 Derrick Harrison LLLLWW Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth WIN
KO
1981-06-16 Billy Joe Thomas LLLLWL Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
1980-03-28 Jeff Sims WWWWWW American Legion Hall, Orlando LOST
Technical knockout
1980-02-08 Terry Smith Lawton WIN
KO
1979-12-14 Roy Wallace WWWLLL Dallas Convention Center, Dallas LOST
Technical knockout
1978-06-20 James Dixon LWLLWW Houston LOST
Unanimous decision
1978-05-23 Curtis Gaskins WW Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Split-decision
1978-05-15 G.G. Maldonado LWWLWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1977-11-30 Larry Alexander WWL Topeka WIN
KO
1977-10-22 Dickie Wills LLLLWL Lubbock WIN
KO
1977-10-01 Verlee Price WLLLW Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport WIN
KO
1977-09-22 Rocky Bentley WWLLLL County Arena, Cumberland WIN
KO
1977-07-07 Charles Atlas LLWLLL Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport WIN
KO
1977-04-29 Mike Koranicki WWLDWW Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth LOST
Technical knockout
1976-11-27 Jerry McIntyre WL Panther Hall, Fort Worth WIN
KO
1976-11-04 Ernie Smith WLWLLL Guys & Dolls Club, Fort Worth WIN
Corner retirement
1976-10-21 Vernon Johnston WLLLLL Guys & Dolls Club, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
1976-10-07 John McClendon LLL Guys & Dolls Club, Fort Worth WIN
KO