Magne Havnå

Magne Havnå (16 September 1963 – 29 May 2004) was a Norwegian professional boxer who once held the WBO world title in cruiserweight, beating Boone Pultz (USA) in 5 rounds in May 1990. His son Kai Robin Havnaa is also a boxer in the cruiserweight division, currently undefeated as a professional.

Magne Havnå
Statistics
Real nameMagne Havnå
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
NationalityNorwegian
Born(1963-09-16)16 September 1963
Risør, Norway
Died29 May 2004(2004-05-29) (aged 40)
Risør, Norway
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins19
Wins by KO11
Losses3
Draws0

Amateur careerEdit

  • Club: Sentrum BK, Oslo, under legendary trainer Leif Hvalby, who was amateur champion and a sparring partner for the Danish EBU champion Christian Christensen in the 1950s and '60s.
  • 1981 Scandavian Junior Amateur heavyweight champion
  • 1984 Norwegian heavyweight champion
  • Represented Norway as a Heavyweight at 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
    • Lost to Haakan Brock (Sweden) KO by 3
  • 1985 Norwegian heavyweight champion
  • 1986 Norwegian heavyweight champion

Professional careerEdit

After boxing in the 1984 Summer Olympics, Havnå turned pro in 1986. During his career, Havnå had 22 professional fights with 19 wins. His first fight was a 4-round decision over the UK's Johnny Nelson, who later on also became a world champion.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
22 fights 19 wins 3 losses
By knockout 11 2
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Loss 19–3   Roger McKenzie TKO 6 (6) 1993–02–12   Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
21 Win 19–2   David Jaco TKO 4 (6) 1992–03–14   Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Win 18–2   Greg Gorrell KO 1 (8) 1991–12–06   Copenhagen, Denmark
19 Win 17–2   Tyrone Booze SD 12 1991–02–15   Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark Retained WBO cruiserweight title
18 Win 16–2   Daniel Neto UD 12 1990–12–08   Aalborg Hallen, Aalborg, North Denmark Retained WBO cruiserweight title
17 Win 15–2   Boone Pultz TKO 5 (12) 2:45 1990–05–17   Nordjyske Messecenter, Aars, Jutland Won WBO cruiserweight title
16 Loss 14–2   Boone Pultz SD 12 1989–12–03   Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark For vacant WBO cruiserweight title
15 Loss 14–1   Angelo Rottoli TKO 5 (12) 1989–05–26   Bergamo, Lombardy For vacant European cruiserweight title
14 Win 14–0   Lennie Howard TKO 3 (8) 1989–04–27   Skive Hallerne, Skive, Denmark
13 Win 13–0   David Muhammed TKO 6 (8) 1989–02–16   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
12 Win 12–0   John Westgarth PTS 8 1988–12–08   Sheraton Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Win 11–0   John Williams TKO 4 (8) 1988–10–28   Brøndby Hall, Brøndby, Denmark
10 Win 10–0   Yves Monsieur PTS 8 1988–05–15   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
9 Win 9–0   Roy Smith KO 4 (8) 1988–02–12   Helsingør Halln, Helsingør, Denmark
8 Win 8–0   Alfonso Ratliff PTS 8 1988–01–15   Skive Hallerne, Skive, Denmark
7 Win 7–0   Robert Obey KO 2 (?) 1987–10–09   Aosta, Italy
6 Win 6–0   Andrew Gerrard PTS 8 1987–10–02   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 Win 5–0   Stewart Lithgo TKO 5 (6) 1987–03–28   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
4 Win 4–0   Mick Queally TKO 4 (6) 1987–02–06   Herning Hallen, Herning, Denmark
3 Win 3–0   Abner Blackstock TKO 6 (6) 1986–11–21   K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2 Win 2–0   Eddy Vandenhouwele PTS 4 1986–10–17   Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark
1 Win 1–0   Johnny Nelson PTS 4 1986–10–03   Idrætshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

DeathEdit

Havnå died in May 2004 in Lindgrov, Risør, Aust-Agder in a boat accident at the age of 40.[1] Magne Havnå's brother Erling Havnå is one of the men convicted for participating in the NOKAS bank robbery of 2004.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Magne Havnaa". BoxRec. Retrieved 2015-09-08.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
World boxing titles
Preceded by WBO cruiserweight champion
May 17, 1990 – 1991
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Tyrone Booze