Carl Johanneson

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Carl Johanneson
Statistics
Real name Carl Johanneson
Nickname(s) Ingemar
Rated at Super Featherweight
Nationality United KingdomBritish
Born (1978-08-01) 1 August 1978 (age 35)
Leeds, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 35
Wins 30
Wins by KO 19
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0

Carl Johanneson (born 1 August 1978 in Leeds, England) is super featherweight boxer.[1] His nickname, "Ingemar" is a nod to the famous Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson and is the nephew of former Leeds United player Albert Johanneson. He served for four years in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment of the British Army[2]

Johanneson began his career in the United States, fighting a variety of journeyman-level competition with two exceptions—he lost a split decision to Koba Gogoladze in 2003, and ended Harold Grey's career with a TKO in the 5th of 8.

Johanneson began fighting out of England less than a year later, beginning the British phase of his career by TKO'ing Carl Greaves in 3 rounds at Wembley Stadium for the World Boxing Foundation (WBFo) super featherweight title.[3]

In 2006, he beat Billy Corcoran to win the British super featherweight title.[4]

On Friday the 13 July 2007 Carl lost to Leva Kirakosayan in a fight for Kirakosayan's European (EBU) Super-Featherweight title.[3] Carl returned to winning ways with a 6th round stoppage win over Michael Gomez in a fight for his British Title. On Saturday the 8 March Carl lost his British Title to Kevin Mitchell in a 9th round TKO.[3]

Carl returned to the ring in 2010 and scored routine six round points wins over Youssef Al Hamidi, Arek Malek and George Watson.[3] On 5 March 2011 he fought for the British title once more, losing to Gary Sykes at the Huddersfield Sports Centre.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carl Johanneson". BritishBoxing.net. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  2. ^ Seconds Out
  3. ^ a b c d "Carl Johanneson". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Johanneson poised to raise profile". The Independent. Retrieved 2007-03-27. [dead link]
  5. ^ Sky Sports | Sykes shows his steel