Mark Anthony Breland is a former world champion boxer, who won five New York Golden Gloves Titles and a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. He is also an actor with a wide range of movie and television credits, having made his debut in The Lords of Discipline.
Breland turned professional in 1984. In 1987, Breland won the vacant WBA welterweight title. He lost it in his first defense to Marlon Starling. In 1989, Breland again won the vacant WBA Welterweight Title. He made three successful title defenses before losing it to Aaron Davis in a thrilling 9-round contest that was nearly called off twice because of injuries to Davis’ eye before Breland was knocked out in round 9.
In 1997, Breland retired with a professional record of 35–3–1 (25 KOs).
Breland is currently a boxing trainer, having trained Vernon Forrest among other notable boxers.