Name: Rick Folstad
Birthplace: St. Francis, Minnesota, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height: 5′ 10″ / 178cm
Boxing Record: click
- 1973 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion, Lightweight
- 1974 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion, Lightweight
From the FBHOF:
A former amateur and professional fighter, Folstad has been involved in boxing for over 43 years as a fighter, promoter, trainer, cornerman and journalist. His boxing columns have won several writing awards, including three first-place awards from the Florida Press Club for �general excellence in sports writing,� while writing for the Naples Daily News. His piece on club fighters for the Rocky Mountain News was named �best sports story of the year� in 1998 by both the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists. A 17-year Florida resident, his boxing features and columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Palm Beach Post, the Washington Times, the Toledo Blade, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Knoxville News-Sentinel. A long-time contributor to TheSweetScience.com, his first book, a successful boxing novel called, �Cornered,� was published in 2008.
Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame (Non-participant) in 2009.