For Duane Bobick, he had an excellent novice profession that included a victory over future heavyweight champion Larry Holmes that propelled Bobick to the 1972 Olympic crew the place he would get knocked out by the Cuban nice Teofilo Stevenson. This got here after a defeat of Stevenson a yr earlier on the Pan American Video games. Bobick additionally fought Ron Lyle earlier than turning professional however Lyle left this heavyweight unconscious in one among their two conferences for over 5 minutes. As soon as he turned professional, Bobick gained his first 38 fights and whereas being skilled by Joe Frazier opted to get within the ring in opposition to Ken Norton it was in opposition to Frazier’s recommendation. The end result was dangerous with Norton destroying Bobick in a single spherical. Duane Bobick would by no means get a title shot however he did lose simply 4 occasions in 52 fights, the loss to Norton, a KO loss to Kallie Knoetze, and back-to-back losses to shut out his profession by the hands of John Tate and George Chaplin. When he hung up the gloves he was solely 28.
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