Nick Wells

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Larry Holmes (left) vs. Nick Wells: 1972 Olympic Trials

Name: Nick Wells
Born: 1951-02-11
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

As an amateur, Nick Wells twice beat Larry Holmes by knockout: once in a Golden Gloves national event in the 3rd round, and later that year in 1972 at the Olympic trials with a first round knockout. Wells had an opportunity to be trained by Lou Duva, but ended up going with local promoter Winky Groom, under whom he was not able to achieve contender status. His amateur record was 189-18 with 110 KOs, 72 of them in the 1st round. One of the most popular amateur boxers in Texas during the 1970s, Well was a five-time Fort Worth Golden Gloves champion and a two-time Star-telegram Texas State Golden Gloves champion.

Wells, a four-time All-Air Force champion was a runner-up in the 1972 Olympic Trials to Duane Bobick. During this year, Wells was also a National AAU champion and a gold medalist in the CISM Games -- better known as the World Military Games.

In the post boxing career, Wells is a fire captain for the Fort Worth Fire Department and a security officer.