Glen Johnson (boxer)

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Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson (boxer).jpg
Johnson (on the left) in June 2011
Statistics
Real name Glengoffe Donovan Johnson
Nickname(s) Gentleman
The Road Warrior
Rated at Cruiserweight
Nationality Jamaican
Born (1969-01-02) January 2, 1969 (age 45)
Clarendon, Jamaica
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 54
Wins by KO 37
Losses 19
Draws 2
No contests 0

Glengoffe Donovan Johnson (born January 2, 1969 in Clarendon, Jamaica) is a professional boxer. Nicknamed Gentleman and The Road Warrior, Johnson is the former IBF & The Ring light heavyweight champion. He is well known for his shocking KO victory over Roy Jones Jr..

Amateur career[edit]

Johnson arrived in southern 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[edit]

Johnson won his first 32 professional fights before challenging Bernard Hopkins for the IBF middleweight title in 1997. He 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 versus Clinton Woods, but defeated him in a rematch by unanimous decision to win the IBF light heavyweight world title. His next fight came against former champion Roy Jones Jr. In an upset, he knocked Jones out in the ninth round of their September 2004 fight.

The subsequent split decision victory over Antonio Tarver that December made him 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 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, CT. The judges scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111 for Dawson.[1]

Johnson often prepares for his fights at Danny Hawk's Normandy Gym in Miami Beach, FL.[citation needed]

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.[2]

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[edit]

54 Wins (37 KOs), 19 Losses, 2 Draws [1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 54-19-2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ilunga Makabu(ru) TKO 9 (12) 28 Jun 2014 Democratic Republic of the Congo Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo For vacant WBC International cruiserweight title.
Win 54-18-2 United States Jaime Velasquez TKO 4 (8) 21 Feb 2014 United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 53-18-2 United States Bobby Gunn UD 8 18 Dec 2013 United States Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 52-18-2 Dominican Republic Junior Ramos TKO 2 (10) 19 Apr 2013 Dominican Republic Polideportivo San Martin de Porre, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Loss 51-18-2 United Kingdom George Groves UD 12 15 Dec 2012 United Kingdom Excel Arena, London, United Kingdom
Loss 51-17-2 Poland Andrzej Fonfara UD 10 13 Jul 2012 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 51-16-2 Romania Lucian Bute UD 12 5 Nov 2011 Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title.
Loss 51-15-2 United Kingdom Carl Froch MD 12 4 Jun 2011 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For WBC super middleweight title.
Win 51-14-2 United States Allan Green TKO 8 (12) 6 Nov 2010 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 50-14-2 United States Tavoris Cloud UD 12 7 Aug 2010 United States Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States For IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 50-13-2 United States Yusaf Mack TKO 6 (12) 5 Feb 2010 United States NSU Arena, Don Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Loss 49-13-2 United States Chad Dawson UD 12 7 Nov 2009 United States XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United States For WBC light heavyweight title.
Win 49-12-2 United States Daniel Judah UD 10 27 Feb 2009 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 48-12-2 United States Aaron Norwood TKO 4 (10) 11 Nov 2008 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 47-12-2 United States Chad Dawson UD 12 12 Apr 2008 United States St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, United States For WBC light heavyweight title.
Win 47-11-2 Colombia Hugo Pineda TKO 8 (10) 15 Jan 2008 United States Bally's Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 46-11-2 United States Fred Moore KO 5 (12) 27 Jul 2007 United States Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States
Win 45-11-2 United States Montell Griffin TKO 11 (12) 16 May 2007 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 44-11-2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods SD 12 2 Sep 2006 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom For IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 44-10-2 Jamaica Richard Hall UD 12 24 Feb 2006 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States For IBA light heavyweight title.
Win 43-10-2 United States George Khalid Jones TKO 10 (12) 30 Sep 2005 United States Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, California, United States IBF light heavyweight title eliminator.
Loss 42-10-2 United States Antonio Tarver UD 12 18 Jun 2005 United States FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, United States Lost The Ring light heavyweight title.
Win 42-9-2 United States Antonio Tarver SD 12 18 Dec 2004 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States Won The Ring light heavyweight title.
Win 41-9-2 United States Roy Jones Jr. KO 9 (12) 25 Sep 2004 United States FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee, United States Retained IBF light heavyweight title. Named Ring magazine 2004 Upset Of The Year.
Win 40-9-2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods UD 12 6 Feb 2004 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Won vacant IBF light heavyweight title.
Draw 39-9-2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods SD 12 7 Nov 2003 United Kingdom Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom For vacant IBF light heavyweight title.
Win 39-9-1 United States Eric Harding UD 12 18 May 2003 United States Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, Bronx, New York, United States Won vacant USBA light heavyweight title.
Draw 38-9-1 United States Daniel Judah SD 12 4 Apr 2003 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 38–9 Mexico Julio Cesar Gonzalez MD 10 24 Jan 2003 United States Crowne Plaza, Commerce, California, United States
Loss 38–8 United States Derrick Harmon UD 10 14 Apr 2002 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 38–7 Germany Thomas Ulrich KO 6 (12) 28 Jul 2001 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln, Berlin, Germany Won WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight title.
Win 37–7 United Kingdom Toks Owoh TKO 6 (12) 23 Sep 2000 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom Won IBF Inter-Continental super middleweight title.
Loss 36–7 United States Omar Sheika MD 10 2 Jun 2000 United States Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 36–6 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 15 Apr 2000 Italy Padua, Veneto, Italy
Loss 36–5 Canada Syd Vanderpool UD 10 28 Jan 2000 United States The Ruins, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Loss 36–4 Germany Sven Ottke UD 12 27 Nov 1999 Germany Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany For IBF super middleweight title.
Win 36–3 Netherlands Antilles Marcelo Zimmerman TKO 1 (12) 16 Oct 1999 Aruba Oranjestad, Aruba Retained WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.
Win 35–3 United States Augustine Renteria TKO 4 (10) 31 Jul 1999 United States Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 34–3 United States Troy Watson UD 12 22 Apr 1999 United States Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, United States Won WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.
Win 33–3 Mexico Armando Campas KO 6 (10) 26 Feb 1999 United States Sho-Ka Reservation, Hopland, California, United States
Loss 32–3 Uganda Joseph Kiwanuka SD 10 4 Aug 1998 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Loss 32–2 Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa UD 10 13 Dec 1997 United States Concord Plaza Expo Center, Northlake, Illinois, United States
Loss 32–1 United States Bernard Hopkins TKO 11 (12) 20 Jul 1997 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, United States For IBF middleweight title.
Win 32–0 United States Dave Hamilton TKO 2 (10) 7 Jun 1997 United States Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, Illinois, United States
Win 31–0 United States Sam Garr UD 10 25 Feb 1997 United States Pyramid, Long Beach, California, United States
Win 30–0 United States Ralph Monday KO 1 (10) 6 Dec 1996 United States Miami, Florida, United States
Win 29–0 United States Stacy Goodson KO 2 (10) 2 Nov 1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 28–0 United States Jeff Johnson TKO 5 (10) 1 Oct 1996 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 27–0 United States David McCluskey TKO 3 (?) 24 Aug 1996 United States Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Win 26–0 United States Gerald Reed PTS 10 29 Jul 1996 United States Hallandale, Florida, United States
Win 25–0 United States Tom Bentley TKO 3 (8) 15 Jun 1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
Win 24–0 United States James Gatlin MD 6 11 Jun 1996 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 23–0 United States Kenneth Parker TKO 3 (?) 2 Apr 1996 Netherlands Antilles Atlantis Casino, Cupecoy Bay, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Win 22–0 United States Guy Stanford TKO 2 (?) 26 Mar 1996 United States Immokalee, Florida, United States
Win 21–0 United States Danny Mitchell KO 2 (?) 24 Feb 1996 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 20–0 United States Bill Bradley KO 1 (?) 16 Jan 1996 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 19–0 United States Jerome Hill TKO 1 (?) 28 Nov 1995 United States Bell Auditoriumm, Augusta, Georgia, United States
Win 18–0 United States Melvin Wynn TKO 4 (?) 8 Sep 1995 United States Hialeah, Florida, United States
Win 17–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez TKO 2 (6) 22 Jul 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 16–0 United States John McClendon KO 1 (6) 27 Jun 1995 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 15–0 United States Tyrone Dillard KO 1 (?) 25 Mar 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 14–0 Puerto Rico Carlos Betancourt TKO 1 (?) 25 Feb 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 13–0 Colombia Edison Martinez KO 3 (?) 6 Feb 1995 United States West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Win 12–0 United States Bill Bradley UD 10 16 Dec 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 11–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez SD 8 19 Nov 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 10–0 Nicaragua Gustavo Gonzalez UD 6 15 Oct 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 9–0 United States Joe Harris TKO 4 (?) 8 Sep 1994 United States Davie Arena, Davie, Florida, United States
Win 8–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez UD 6 3 Sep 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 7–0 United States Vincent Godbolt KO 3 (?) 5 Aug 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Win 6–0 United States Ralph Monday UD 4 8 Apr 1994 United States Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Win 5–0 United States Dwayne Waldon UD 6 22 Oct 1993 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 4–0 United States Anthony Brooks MD 4 30 Aug 1993 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 3–0 United States James Mullins KO 3 (4) 26 Jun 1993 United States Newcastle, North Carolina, United States
Win 2–0 United States Jerry Reyes KO 3 (4) 27 Mar 1993 Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands
Win 1–0 United States Yurek Del Rio TKO 1 (4) 19 Feb 1993 United States Airport Hilton, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Professional debut.

Awards[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
James Toney
Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Ricky Hatton
Preceded by
James Toney
BWAA Fighter of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Ricky Hatton
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pedro Montiel
Vacated
WBC Continental Americas super middleweight champion
April 22, 1999 – November 9, 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jeff Lacy
Preceded by
Branko Sobot
Vacated
IBF Intercontinental super middleweight champion
September 23, 2000 – October 6, 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Jerry Elliot
Preceded by
Thomas Ulrich
WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight champion
July 28, 2001 – October 5, 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Zsolt Erdei
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Tarver
USBA light heavyweight champion
May 18, 2003 – February 11, 2005
Vacated
Succeeded by
Eric Harding
IBF light heavyweight champion
February 6, 2004 – March 4, 2005
Stripped
Succeeded by
Clinton Woods
Preceded by
Antonio Tarver
The Ring light heavyweight champion
December 18, 2004 – June 18, 2005
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
Preceded by
Antonio Tarver
IBO light heavyweight champion
December 18, 2004 – June 18, 2005
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Tarver
IBA light heavyweight champion
February 24, 2006 – February 23, 2008
Vacated
Succeeded by
Reggie Johnson