Lars Olof Norling

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Lars Olof Norling

Name: Lars Olof Norling
Alias: Lasse Norling
Born: 1935-09-25
Birthplace: Traryd, Sweden
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 6′ 3½″   /   192cm
Boxing Record: click

  • Amateur record: 125 fights.
  • Swedish Champion 1956 (beginners champion) 1957 (Junior) 1959-1960-1961
  • Silver medal Swedish Championship 1958; lost to Lennart Risberg in finals.
  • Scandinavian Champion 1959
  • In the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, Norling lost to Tony Madigan of Australia on points.
  • In the 1959 European Championships, he lost to silver medalist Gheorghe Negra of Rumania.
  • After his pro career Norling found work as a carpenter in Universal Studios in Hollywood, building props for western TV series. (He also worked four years for the TV series "Murder She Wrote.") In a 1999 interview, Norling estimated that he had a total of 53 or 54 pro fights, winning 42. He had unlisted fights in towns like Bakersfield, calif., and Spokane, Wash.
  • He married a Norwegian girl in the late 1960s and even spent a few years in Norway working as a carpenter.
  • Best fighter he sparred with in his career: Eddie Cotton.
  • Received $6,000 for his first fight, against Manuel Ramos.