Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen
Date of birth: (1975-04-03) April 3, 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
College: Texas-El Paso
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6
 As player:
2000-2001 Buffalo Bills
Playing stats at
Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen (born April 3, 1975 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian athlete who has competed in shot put, American football and professional boxing.

In shot putting, he finished thirteenth at the 1992 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 1994 World Junior Championships. His last international athletics competition was the 1997 European under-23 Championships, where he finished eighth.[1] His personal best throw was 18.76 metres, achieved in April 1997 in Baton Rouge.[2]

He then concentrated on football. He played college football for UTEP Miners and was drafted in 2000 by Buffalo Bills, appearing for the team in 2000 and 2001 seasons. At the 2000 NFL Combine, Larsen bench pressed 225 lb (102 kg) 45 times, one of the best marks all-time.[3]

He was chosen 5 picks ahead of Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft.

He later retired from football to pursue a boxing career. Since his first fight in 2003, he has won nine out nine matches, eight of these on knock-out.

He defeated British heavyweight boxer Danny Williams in Pabellon Municipal, Silla, Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain on 2 December 2011.



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