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Gunnar Bärlund

Gunnar Bärlund

Finnish boxer
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Quick Facts
Intro Finnish boxer
Countries Finland
Occupations Boxer
Gender male
Birth 9 April 1911 (Helsinki)
Death 2 August 1982 (Florida)
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Biography

Gunnar Richard Bernhard Bärlund (9 April 1911 – 2 August 1982) was a Finnish heavyweight boxer who won the European amateur title in 1934. He competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics, but lost in the first round to the eventual winner Santiago Lovell.
In 1934 Bärlund turned professional and in 1936 moved to the United States, where he fought until retiring from boxing in 1948. He eventually became an American citizen, and died in Palm Beach, Florida in 1982. In 1991, his statue was erected in Helsinki. His niece Tutu Sohlberg is a retired Olympic equestrian.

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