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Gunnar Barlund

W L D
56 30 1
28 KOs 10 KOs
last 6


bouts 87
rounds 678
KOs 32%
 
global ID 10534
birth nameGunnar Richard Bernhard Bärlund
born 1911-01-09
death date1982-08-01 / age 71
debut1934-09-14 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1½″   /   187cm
residence
Valley Stream, New York, USA
birth place
Helsinki, Finland

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1948-04-03
Bill Wilson31 6 1
Armory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1947-10-07
207Tommy Gomez19157 6 1
Beach Auditorium, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 0:45
1947-09-10
207Howard Chard21517 17 1
Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1947-06-06
Denis Juliani6 10 1
Helsinki, Finland
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
1947-04-15
206¼Piet Wilde200½10 2 0
Masshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
LDQ10/10
 L 
DQ
10/10
  
referee: Arthur Koch
Wilde down in 7th
1947-03-23
206¼Nils Andersson2166 2 0
Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm, Sweden
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Harry Ericsson
Andersson down in 8th
1946-09-14
Eddie Jackson10 3 1
Dunn Field, Elmira, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1946-08-13
207Joe Matisi20013 1 1
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Marty Cardone
1946-07-08
202½Joe Matisi20013 1 0
Johnson Field, Johnson City, New York, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1946-04-16
207Joe Muscato191½20 4 1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Seres 3-7   judges: Fred Hegnauer 3-7, Anse Carroll 2-8
1946-03-13
202¾Phil Muscato18233 10 0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Luke Carr 1-9   judges: Fred Hegnauer 2-8, Anse Carroll 3-7
1945-09-17
207¼Tami Mauriello204¼63 7 1
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LRTD2/10
 L 
RTD
2/10
  
referee: Eddie Coulon
1945-06-08
198Larry Lane19453 23 5
Auditorium, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1945-05-11
206Lou Nova202¾45 8 5
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1945-03-08
202¾Joe Baksi216¼42 4 3
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USA
LTKO10/10
 L 
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:30   referee: Eddie Coachman
Barlund was knocked down twice in the 10th round.
1944-12-19
205Frank Androff19526 14 5
Houston, Texas, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1944-12-15
205Jimmy Carollo19515 5 2
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: James J. Jeffries
1944-11-28
202Vince Pimpinella18734 49 9
Miami Field, Miami, Florida, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1944-11-16
208Yancey Henry19420 12 4
Coliseum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
1944-07-28
201Buddy Scott18876 16 6
Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1944-07-18
205Johnny Denson19637 15 3
City Auditorium, Galveston, Texas, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1944-07-05
205Bill Petersen20023 8 3
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 0:15
1944-05-01
203½Buddy Scott18475 15 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mike Cusimano
1944-03-20
204½Buddy Scott180¼74 15 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1944-01-27
198Bill Weinberg205½23 5 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
1943-12-17
197½Gus Dorazio19269 18 1
Denver, Colorado, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Dan Darnell
1943-12-03
201½Lindy Elliott2085 6 0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:45   referee: Ted Jamieson
1943-11-23
202Gilbert Stromquist2475 3 0
Auditorium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Stormquist was knocked down nine times.
1943-09-29
203Tami Mauriello19748 5 1
MacArthur Stadium, Syracuse, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
A cut over Barlund's left eye, forced the stoppage.
1943-08-14
Indian Foran0 2 0
Lansford, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1943-07-15
196Tommy Campanella18035 10 5
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1943-06-14
203Dusty Wilkerson176½6 2 0
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
1942-01-27
196½Tami Mauriello18433 3 0
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:04   referee: Barney Felix
1941-04-04
194½Billy Conn17857 9 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Barney Ross
Ross stopped the bout as the 8th round began.
1941-02-21
195Altus Allen18711 2 1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
A "close decision."(New York Times)
1941-01-09
195Harry Bobo20215 3 0
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
Buffalo Courier (AP)
1940-11-08
199Charley Ketchuck19216 1 1
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 0:50   referee: Jack Walton
1940-10-07
198½Abe Simon258½30 6 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-09-10
199½Melio Bettina179½50 10 2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-08-15
Joe O'Gatty6 11 2
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Date changed from August 20 because the Boston Globe reported it to have occurred on the 15th.
1940-07-25
199Italo Colonello20229 22 3
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:45
Colonello suffered a broken ankle which ended the bout.
1940-07-04
200Henry Cooper19229 24 2
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1940-06-13
200Jorge Brescia20616 10 0
Fort Hamilton Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1940-04-05
198Sonny Boy Walker19825 8 5
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
referee: Frankie Carter
1940-03-12
199½Nathan Mann19153 7 4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1940-01-11
197Jim Thompson24411 10 2
Moose Temple, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-12-23
199½Italo Colonello201¼29 18 2
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
time: 2:45   referee: Jim Crowley
Referee Crowley called a halt because Colonello had a severe cut over his right eye.
1939-12-07
197¾Eddie Simms19638 35 5
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
A "decisive victory." (New York Times) Also as reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1939-11-28
198¾Henry Cooper189½28 18 2
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1939-10-06
201Jack Roper207½62 40 10
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1939-08-25
199Junior Munsell18245 6 2
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Charley Randolph
"Barlund, concentrating on a murderous body attack, earned Referee Charley Randolph's decision by coming fast in the last three rounds." (Nevada State Journal)
1939-06-26
204Jack Roper19561 40 10
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LTKO8/10
 L 
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:24   referee: Jack Kennedy
Barlund was leading on points when the fight was stopped because of a severe eye cut that he had received.
1939-06-08
197Tony Musto20324 2 0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
This was a slow fight. Barlund depended mainly on a left jab and Musto had trouble getting to close quarters, which he needed to do to offset Barlund's superior height and reach.
1939-04-14
201½Otis Thomas20915 3 1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Minneapolis Tribune
1939-03-31
191½Charley Neaves2124 1 1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1939-03-28
Jack Jersey8 6 3
Mayo Civic Auditorium, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
The bout was halted at the end of round 3.
1939-03-24
201Paul Hartnek187½13 4 1
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-12-09
197½Roscoe Toles196¾16 6 2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1938-10-03
204Lou Nova19719 1 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
time: 1:42   referee: Arthur Donovan
1938-05-06
200Jim McVey18036 16 1
Dreamland Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:37
1938-04-19
201Chuck Crowell21622 5 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Crowell was knocked down in the 8th round.
1938-03-04
200¼Buddy Baer242½44 3 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1937-12-29
200Alberto Santiago Lovell186½18 1 0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1937-11-12
200Hans Havlicek188½33 9 4
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
referee: Johnny McAvoy
1937-10-15
202¼Eddie Coderre18115 9 5
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 2:16   referee: Jack Denning
1937-06-28
202Maurice Strickland18525 8 2
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LDQ7/12
 L 
DQ
7/12
  
1937-03-10
197¾Bob Olin18350 20 4
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Barlund was knocked down once in the tenth round,
1937-02-24
193¾Nathan Mann182½33 4 2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1937-01-20
196Tom Beaupre19317 5 0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Barlund had not lost a bout since coming to the United States. World Champion Jim Braddock, Joe Louis, and Bob Pastor were in the audience.
1936-12-02
195½Frank Connolly228½17 3 2
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W KO9/10
 W  
KO
9/10
  
1936-10-21
196¼Abe Feldman182½32 7 3
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-10-09
198½Sandy McDonald203½15 7 0
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:26
1936-05-25
Pat Marrinan10 3 1
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1936-04-17
196¼Domenico Ceccarelli180¾18 9 7
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: John Theorin
1936-03-20
193Gustave Limousin213¾52 17 7
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: John Theorin
1936-02-12
200½Hans Schoenrath21023 29 13
Saalbau Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-12-20
Joe La Roe18 6 0
Helsinki, Finland
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1935-10-18
205Presidio Pavesi1935 14 10
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: John Theorin
1935-10-05
200Werner Selle213½8 1 5
Rheinlandhalle, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1935-09-20
200Vincenz Hower200¼34 7 2
Neue Welt, Neukoelln, Berlin, Germany
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-09-08
202½Charley Smith211¼45 24 4
Masshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: John Theorin
1935-06-25
Ben Foord24 4 4
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1935-05-16
Arno Koelblin14 8 5
Helsinki, Finland
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
This was the main event of the first professional boxing program ever held in Finland. (Reference: Suomen Ammattinyrkkeilyliitto r.y., 1935-1985, edited by Pertti Augustin.
1934-12-07
197¼Rienus De Boer179¾24 10 9
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1934-11-09
197½Federico Malibran202¾23 14 1
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: John Theorin
1934-10-05
199½Arno Koelblin197¼11 7 3
Gothenburg, Sweden
LDQ6/8
 L 
DQ
6/8
  
referee: Bertil Kylander
1934-09-14
198½Jeff Wilson178½9 22 3
Lorensbergs Circus, Gothenburg, Sweden
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
referee: John Theorin
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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