Boxing Experience



Contact Mark
—Available for hire as

  • Paid Sparring Partner
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fight Trainer
  • Consultant for Theatrical and Film Productions
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Analysis and Commentary

Phone (612) 369-3778 for rates and terms


“Malicious” Mark Connor Boxing Record

September 1979—-April 1994
66 W–36 L–20 KOs

1987 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Lightweight (132) Champion

Contestant 1987 National Golden Gloves, Knoxville, Tennessee

Contestant 1987 Western Trials, Pan American Games Team, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1986 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Lightweight (132) Runner-up

1993, 1994 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Junior Welterweight (139) Runner-up

1984 Quarter finalist (final 8), National Junior Olympics, Flyweight (112), Saginaw Michigan

1984 Minnesota and four state regional Flyweight Champion

1983 Minnesota and four state regional Junior Flyweight (106) Champion, intermediate (12-13 year old) bracket


Most Noteworthy Opponents

Jamal Hinton (1988 119 pound Olympic Alternate and professional Junior Featherweight, 122 pound WBC Intercontinental Champion) L, RSC

Wayne Martel (1992 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves 139 pound Junior Welterweight , 1994 Welterweight Champion, as a professional defeated former Olympic Gold Medalist and Featherweight Champion Meldrick Taylor and former Lightweight Champion Livingstone Bramble) L, Decision

Anthony Bonsante, four time Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion, appeared in first season of “The Contender” L, Decision


Most Noteworthy Sparring Partners

Will Grigsby, IBF and WBO Junior Flyweight Champion

Mike Evgen, Challenged Rafael Ruelas in 1994 for IBF World Lightweight Championship

Dan Schommer, Challenged Chris Eubank for IBF Super Middleweight (168 pound) title

Sevarino Garcia, first professional I ever sparred with (Featherweight and Lightweight who trained in the Marvin Hagler Stable run by the Petronelli Brothers)

Raul Gracia, Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion and National Police Athletic League Champion

Tony Lee, 2007, 2008, 2009 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion and 2008 World Golden Gloves Champion


Assisted in Training
Will Grigsby
Raul Gracia

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