Gunnar Bärlund

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Nickname(s) Guni, GeeBee
Rated at Heavyweight (80–92 kg)
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Born 14 April 1910
Helsinki, Finland
Died 2 August 1982 (aged 72)
Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 87
Wins 56
Wins by KO 28
Losses 30
Draws 1

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.[1]

In 1934 Bärlund turned professional and in 1936 moved to the United States, where he fought until retiring from boxing in 1948.[2] He eventually became an American citizen, and died in Palm Beach, Florida in 1982. In 1991, his statue was erected in Helsinki.[3] His niece Tutu Sohlberg is a retired Olympic equestrian.[1]


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