Magne Havnå

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Magne Havnå
Statistics
Real name Magne Havnå
Rated at Cruiserweight
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1963-09-16)September 16, 1963
Risør, Sørlandet, Norway
Died May 29, 2004(2004-05-29) (aged 40)
Risør, Sørlandet, Norway
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 19
Wins by KO 11
Losses 3
Draws 0

Magne Havnå (16 September 1963 – 29 May 2004), of Arendal, Norway, was a professional boxer who once held the WBO world title in cruiserweight, beating Boone Pultz (USA) in 5 rounds in May 1990.

Amateur career[edit]

  • Club: Sentrum BK,Oslo, under legendary trainer Leif Hvalby, who was amateur champion and a sparring partner for the Danish EBU champion Christian Christensen in the 1950s and '60s.
  • 1981 Scandavian Junior Amateur heavyweight champion
  • 1984 Norwegian heavyweight champion
  • Represented Norway as a Heavyweight at 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
    • Lost to Haakan Brock (Sweden) KO by 3
  • 1985 Norwegian heavyweight champion
  • 1986 Norwegian heavyweight champion

Pro career[edit]

After boxing in the 1984 Olympics, Havnå turned pro in 1986. During his career, Havnå had 22 professional fights with 19 wins. His first fight was a 4 round decision over the UK's Johnny Nelson, who later on also became a world champion.

Professional boxing record[edit]

19 Wins (11 knockouts), 3 Losses (2 knockouts)[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Loss 19–3 United Kingdom Roger McKenzie TKO 6 (6) 1993–02–12 Denmark Randers Hallen,
Randers, Central Denmark
Win 19–2 United States David Jaco TKO 4 (6) 1992–03–14 Denmark Scandinavia Hotel,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 18–2 United States Greg Gorrell KO 1 (8) 1991–12–06 Denmark Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 17–2 United States Tyrone Booze SD 12 1991–02–15 Denmark Randers Hallen,
Randers, Central Denmark
Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 16–2 Argentina Daniel Neto UD 12 1990–12–08 Denmark Aalborg Hallen,
Aalborg, North Denmark
Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 15–2 United States Boone Pultz TKO 5 (12)
2:45
1990–05–17 Denmark Nordjyske Messecenter,
Aars, Jutland
Won WBO Cruiserweight title.
Loss 14–2 United States Boone Pultz SD 12 1989–12–03 Denmark Scandinavia Hotel,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
For vacant WBO Cruiserweight title.
Loss 14–1 Italy Angelo Rottoli TKO 5 (12) 1989–05–26 Italy Bergamo, Lombardy For vacant EBU Cruiserweight title.
Win 14–0 United Kingdom Lennie Howard TKO 3 (8) 1989–04–27 Denmark Skive Hallerne,
Skive, Central Denmark
Win 13–0 Sierra Leone David Muhammed TKO 6 (8) 1989–02–16 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 12–0 United Kingdom John Westgarth PTS 8 1988–12–08 Denmark Sheraton Hotel,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 11–0 United Kingdom John Williams TKO 4 (8) 1988–10–28 Denmark Brøndby Hall,
Brøndby, Capital Region
Win 10–0 Belgium Yves Monsieur PTS 8 1988–05–15 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 9–0 United Kingdom Roy Smith KO 4 (8) 1988–02–12 Denmark Helsingør Halln,
Helsingør, Capital Region
Win 8–0 United States Alfonso Ratliff PTS 8 1988–01–15 Denmark Skive Hallerne,
Skive, Central Denmark
Win 7–0 United States Robert Obey KO 2 (?) 1987–10–09 Italy Aosta, Aosta Valley
Win 6–0 United Kingdom Andrew Gerrard PTS 8 1987–10–02 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 5–0 United Kingdom Stewart Lithgo TKO 5 (6) 1987–03–28 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 4–0 Republic of Ireland Mick Queally TKO 4 (6) 1987–02–06 Denmark Herning Hallen,
Herning, Central Denmark
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Abner Blackstock TKO 6 (6) 1986–11–21 Denmark K.B. Hallen,
Copenhagen, Capital Region
Win 2–0 Belgium Eddy Vandenhouwele PTS 4 1986–10–17 Denmark Randers Hallen,
Randers, Central Denmark
Win 1–0 United Kingdom Johnny Nelson PTS 4 1986–10–03 Denmark Idrætshuset,
Copenhagen, Capital Region

Death[edit]

Havnå died in May 2004 in Lindgrov, Risør, Aust-Agder in a boat accident at the age of 40.[2] Magne Havnå's brother Erling Havnå is one of the men convicted for participating in the NOKAS bank robbery of 2004.

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Preceded by
Boone Pultz
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
May 17, 1990 – February 15, 1991
Vacated
Succeeded by
Tyrone Booze