|Real name||Jimmy Bredahl Johansen|
|Rated at||super featherweight|
26 August 1967|
|Wins by KO||7|
Jimmi Bredahl (born 26 August 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark), aka Jimmy Bredahl, is a professional boxer in the super featherweight division. Bredahl is the former WBO world super featherweight champion and the older brother of fellow boxer Johnny Bredahl.
In March 1989, Bredahl turned professional winning his first fight in Brædstrup, when Bredahl beat England's Des Gargano with a points decision over six rounds.
Bredahl won his first title belt, the vacant EBU (European) super featherweight title, in March 1992 with an eleventh round knockout win over France's Pierre Lorcy. The following weekend his brother Johnny won the bantamweight version of the European title.
De La Hoya fight
Bredahl's highest profile fight in March 1994 at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, in the United States when he defended his WBO Super Featherweight belt super featherweight title. against Oscar De La Hoya. However, Bredahl suffered the first defeat of his career when De La Hoya beat Bredahl. After being on the canvas in the first and second rounds Bredahl lost by knockout in the tenth round to lose his title.
After suffering these two straight defeats Bredahl then returned to the ring five months later and went on a string of ten straight victories including winning the IBO super featherweight title in 1996.
In his last fight of his career, Bredahl faced little fancied American Troy Dorsey. Bredahl retired from the fight between the 7th and 8th rounds and would never fight again.
|WBO Super Featherweight Champion
1992-09-04 – 1994-03-05
Oscar De La Hoya
- Boxrec. "Jimmi Bredahl". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
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