Glen Johnson (boxer)

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Glen Johnson
Born
Glengoffe Donovan Johnson

(1969-01-02) 2 January 1969 (age 55)
Other names
  • Gentleman
  • The Road Warrior
Statistics
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach75 in (191 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights77
Wins54
Wins by KO37
Losses21
Draws2

Glengoffe Donovan Bartholomew Johnson (born 2 January 1969) is a Jamaican former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2015. He held the IBF, IBO and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles between 2004 and 2005, and challenged once each for world titles at middleweight and super middleweight.

He was named Fighter of the Year in 2004 by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America for his upset knockout victory over Roy Jones Jr. Throughout his career, Johnson was well known for his exceptionally durable chin and relentless pressure fighting style.

Amateur career

Johnson arrived in South Florida from Jamaica at the age of 15. He would not begin boxing as an amateur until a few years later. Glen "The Road Warrior" Johnson was a late bloomer of the sport, starting at 20 years old in Miami, Florida, at an emerging police boxing gym. Johnson compiled an amateur record of 35-5 and was a two-time Florida State Golden Gloves Champion, once at 165 and at the other at 178-pounds.

Professional career

Johnson won his first 32 professional fights before challenging Bernard Hopkins for the IBF middleweight title in 1997. Johnson was stopped on his feet in the 11th round. He added eight more to his tally of losses, many of them debatable decisions where Johnson was adjudged to have lost to the hometown fighter. He journeyed to England and suffered a controversial draw against Clinton Woods, but defeated him in a rematch by unanimous decision to win the IBF light heavyweight title.

Johnson vs. Jones Jr.

His next fight came against former undisputed light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr., who entered following an upset loss to Antonio Tarver earlier that year. In another upset, Johnson knocked Jones out in the ninth round of their September 2004 fight.

Johnson vs. Tarver, Woods III, Griffin

The subsequent split decision victory over Antonio Tarver that December made him IBO and The Ring light heavyweight boxing champion. He was chosen the 2004 fighter of the year by the Boxing Writer's Association of America. Johnson lost the light heavyweight title to Antonio Tarver in the rematch. He then challenged old foe Woods once again for the IBF title. This time Woods beat him by a split decision. He then came back and defeated former champion Montell Griffin in May 2007.

Johnson vs. Dawson, Cloud

Johnson lost a unanimous decision to Chad Dawson on April 12, 2008, for the WBC light heavyweight title. On November 7, 2009, Johnson lost a rematch with Dawson via unanimous decision in Hartford, Connecticut. The judges scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111 for Dawson.

On August 7, 2010, Johnson challenged Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title but lost a close decision 116-112 from all 3 judges despite landing more punches according to CompuBox.

Super Six World Boxing Classic

Glen Johnson joined the Super Six World Boxing Classic replacing Mikkel Kessler due to Kessler eye injury. Glen Johnson defeated Allan Green by a knockout in the eighth round, on November 6, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada and with that win proceeded to the Semi-Final of the Super 6 Tournament where he faced Carl Froch for a place in the Super 6 Final and WBC world super-middleweight title. Johnson Lost the fight by majority decision with one judge scoring the contest a draw and the remaining two judges scoring in favour of Froch.

Professional boxing record

77 fights 54 wins 21 losses
By knockout 37 2
By decision 17 19
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
77 Loss 54–21–2 Avni Yıldırım UD 10 15 Aug 2015 Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami, Florida, US For vacant WBC Silver International light heavyweight title
76 Loss 54–20–2 Erik Skoglund UD 10 13 Dec 2014 MusikTeatret Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark
75 Loss 54–19–2 Ilunga Makabu TKO 9 (12), 2:40 28 Jun 2014 Grand Hôtel, Kinshasa, DR Congo For vacant WBC International cruiserweight title
74 Win 54–18–2 Jaime Velasquez TKO 4 (8), 1:59 21 Feb 2014 Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, US
73 Win 53–18–2 Bobby Gunn UD 8 18 Dec 2013 Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US
72 Win 52–18–2 Junior Ramos TKO 2 (10), 0:37 19 Apr 2013 Polideportivo San Martín de PorresLa Romana, Dominican Republic
71 Loss 51–18–2 George Groves UD 12 15 Dec 2012 ExCeL, London, England For Commonwealth super middleweight title
70 Loss 51–17–2 Andrzej Fonfara UD 10 13 Jul 2012 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, US
69 Loss 51–16–2 Lucian Bute UD 12 5 Nov 2011 Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
68 Loss 51–15–2 Carl Froch MD 12 4 Jun 2011 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US For WBC super middleweight title;
Super Six World Boxing Classic: semi-final
67 Win 51–14–2 Allan Green TKO 8 (12), 0:36 6 Nov 2010 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US
66 Loss 50–14–2 Tavoris Cloud UD 12 7 Aug 2010 Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, US For IBF light heavyweight title
65 Win 50–13–2 Yusaf Mack TKO 6 (12), 2:21 5 Feb 2010 Don Taft University Center Arena, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
64 Loss 49–13–2 Chad Dawson UD 12 7 Nov 2009 XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, US For IBO and vacant WBC interim light heavyweight titles
63 Win 49–12–2 Daniel Judah UD 10 27 Feb 2009 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, US
62 Win 48–12–2 Aaron Norwood TKO 4 (10), 1:20 11 Nov 2008 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, US
61 Loss 47–12–2 Chad Dawson UD 12 12 Apr 2008 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, US For WBC light heavyweight title
60 Win 47–11–2 Hugo Pineda TKO 8 (10), 0:49 15 Jan 2008 Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
59 Win 46–11–2 Fred Moore KO 5 (10), 2:45 27 Jul 2007 Sheraton Hotel, Miami, Florida, US
58 Win 45–11–2 Montell Griffin TKO 11 (12), 2:38 16 May 2007 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, US
57 Loss 44–11–2 Clinton Woods SD 12 2 Sep 2006 Bolton Arena, Bolton, England For IBF light heavyweight title
56 Win 44–10–2 Richard Hall UD 12 24 Feb 2006 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida, US Won vacant IBA light heavyweight title
55 Win 43–10–2 George Khalid Jones TKO 10 (12), 2:30 30 Sep 2005 Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, California, US
54 Loss 42–10–2 Antonio Tarver UD 12 18 Jun 2005 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, US Lost IBO and The Ring light heavyweight titles
53 Win 42–9–2 Antonio Tarver SD 12 18 Dec 2004 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, US Won IBO and The Ring light heavyweight titles
52 Win 41–9–2 Roy Jones Jr. KO 9 (12), 0:48 25 Sep 2004 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, US Retained IBF light heavyweight title
51 Win 40–9–2 Clinton Woods UD 12 6 Feb 2004 Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant IBF light heavyweight title
50 Draw 39–9–2 Clinton Woods SD 12 7 Nov 2003 Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England For vacant IBF light heavyweight title
49 Win 39–9–1 Eric Harding UD 12 18 May 2003 Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, New York City, New York, US Won vacant USBA light heavyweight title
48 Draw 38–9–1 Daniel Judah SD 10 4 Apr 2003 Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, US
47 Loss 38–9 Julio César González MD 10 24 Jan 2003 Crowne Plaza, Commerce, California, US
46 Loss 38–8 Derrick Harmon UD 10 14 Apr 2002 The Joint, Paradise, Nevada, US
45 Win 38–7 Thomas Ulrich KO 6 (12) 28 Jul 2001 Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany Won WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight title
44 Win 37–7 Toks Owoh TKO 6 (12), 2:05 23 Sep 2000 York Hall, London, England Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental super middleweight title
43 Loss 36–7 Omar Sheika MD 10 2 Jun 2000 The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
42 Loss 36–6 Silvio Branco UD 12 15 Apr 2000 Padua, Italy For vacant WBU super middleweight title
41 Loss 36–5 Syd Vanderpool UD 10 28 Jan 2000 The Ruins, New Orleans, Louisiana, US
40 Loss 36–4 Sven Ottke UD 12 27 Nov 1999 Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany For IBF super middleweight title
39 Win 36–3 Marcelo Zimmerman TKO 1 (12) 16 Oct 1999 Oranjestad, Aruba Retained WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
38 Win 35–3 Augustine Renteria TKO 4 (10), 1:33 31 Jul 1999 Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, US
37 Win 34–3 Troy Watson UD 12 22 Apr 1999 Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, US Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
36 Win 33–3 Armando Campas KO 6 (10) 26 Feb 1999 Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, Hopland, California, US
35 Loss 32–3 Joseph Kiwanuka SD 10 4 Aug 1998 The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, US
34 Loss 32–2 Merqui Sosa UD 10 13 Dec 1997 Concord Plaza Expo Center, Northlake, Illinois, US
33 Loss 32–1 Bernard Hopkins TKO 11 (12), 1:23 20 Jul 1997 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, US For IBF middleweight title
32 Win 32–0 Dave Hamilton TKO 2 (10), 2:42 7 Jun 1997 Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, Illinois, US
31 Win 31–0 Sam Garr UD 10 25 Feb 1997 The Pyramid, Long Beach, California, US
30 Win 30–0 Ralph Monday KO 1 (10) 6 Dec 1996 Miami, Florida, US
29 Win 29–0 Stacy Goodson KO 2 (10) 2 Nov 1996 Nassau, Bahamas
28 Win 28–0 Jeff Johnson TKO 5 (10) 1 Oct 1996 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
27 Win 27–0 David McCluskey TKO 3 24 Aug 1996 Valdosta, Georgia, US
26 Win 26–0 Gerald Reed UD 10 29 Jul 1996 Cafe Casablanca, Hallandale, Florida, US
25 Win 25–0 Tom Bentley TKO 3 (8) 15 Jun 1996 Nassau, Bahamas
24 Win 24–0 James Gatlin MD 6 11 Jun 1996 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US
23 Win 23–0 Kenneth Parker TKO 3 2 Apr 1996 Atlantis Casino, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
22 Win 22–0 Guy Stanford TKO 2 26 Mar 1996 Immokalee, Florida, US
21 Win 21–0 Danny Mitchell KO 2 24 Feb 1996 Seville Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, US
20 Win 20–0 Bill Bradley KO 1 16 Jan 1996 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
19 Win 19–0 Jerome Hill TKO 1 28 Nov 1995 William B. Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, US
18 Win 18–0 Melvin Wynn TKO 4, 2:12 8 Sep 1995 Hialeah, Florida, US
17 Win 17–0 Jesus Carlos Velez TKO 2 (6) 22 Jul 1995 Miami Beach, Florida, US
16 Win 16–0 John McClendon KO 1 (6), 2:47 27 Jun 1995 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
15 Win 15–0 Tyrone Dillard KO 1, 1:48 25 Mar 1995 Miami Beach, Florida, US
14 Win 14–0 Carlos Betancourt TKO 1 25 Feb 1995 Miami Beach, Florida, US
13 Win 13–0 Edison Martinez KO 3 (10), 2:20 6 Feb 1995 Ramada Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida, US
12 Win 12–0 Bill Bradley UD 10 16 Dec 1994 Miami Beach, Florida, US
11 Win 11–0 Jesus Carlos Velez SD 8 19 Nov 1994 Miami Beach, Florida, US
10 Win 10–0 Gustavo Gonzalez UD 6 15 Oct 1994 Miami Beach, Florida, US
9 Win 9–0 Joe Harris TKO 4 8 Sep 1994 Rodeo Arena, Davie, Florida, US
8 Win 8–0 Jesus Carlos Velez UD 6 3 Sep 1994 Miami Beach, Florida, US
7 Win 7–0 Vincent Godbolt KO 3 5 Aug 1994 Miami Beach, Florida, US
6 Win 6–0 Ralph Monday UD 4 8 Apr 1994 Cape Coral, Florida, US
5 Win 5–0 Dwayne Waldon UD 6 22 Oct 1993 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
4 Win 4–0 Anthony Brooks MD 4 30 Aug 1993 War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
3 Win 3–0 James Mullins KO 3 (4) 26 Jun 1993 Newcastle, North Carolina, US
2 Win 2–0 Jerry Reyes KO 3 (4) 27 Mar 1993 George Town, Cayman Islands
1 Win 1–0 Yurek Del Rio TKO 1 (4) 19 Feb 1993 Airport Hilton, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

References

  1. ^ "BoxingNews365 – Dawson Outpoints Johnson Again". boxingnews365.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09.
  2. ^ "Latest Boxing News – Cloud Retains Title". boxingnews365.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2010-08-12.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Pedro Montiel
WBC Continental Americas
super middleweight champion

22 April 1999 – November 1999
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ross Thompson
Vacant
Title last held by
Branko Sobot
IBF Inter-Continental
super middleweight champion

23 September 2000 – July 2001
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jerry Elliot
Preceded by WBO Inter-Continental
light heavyweight champion

28 July 2001 – October 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Tarver
USBA light heavyweight champion
18 May 2003 – 7 November 2003
Lost bid for IBF title
Vacant
Title next held by
Eric Harding
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Antonio Tarver
IBO light heavyweight champion
18 December 2004 – 18 June 2005
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Tarver
IBA light heavyweight champion
24 February 2006 – February 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Reggie Johnson
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Tarver
IBF light heavyweight champion
6 February 2004 – 4 November 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Clinton Woods
Preceded by
Antonio Tarver
The Ring light heavyweight champion
18 December 2004 – 18 June 2005
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
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2004
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