Glen Johnson (boxer)

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Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson (boxer).jpg
Johnson (left) in 2011
Statistics
Real name Glengoffe Donovan Johnson
Nickname(s)
  • Gentleman
  • The Road Warrior
Rated at
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 75 in (191 cm)
Nationality Jamaican
Born (1969-01-02) 2 January 1969 (age 48)
Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 77
Wins 54
Wins by KO 37
Losses 21
Draws 2

Glengoffe Donovan "Glen" Johnson (born 2 January 1969) is a Jamaican professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for more than twenty years, he held the IBF light heavyweight title in 2004; and the IBO and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 2004 to 2005. Johnson is best known for his upset knockout victory over Roy Jones Jr. in 2004, as well as his iron chin and relentless pressure fighting style.

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[edit]

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[edit]

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 vs. Dawson, Cloud[edit]

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.[1]

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]

Super Six World Boxing Classic[edit]

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]

Professional record summary
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 Turkey Avni Yıldırım UD 10 15 Aug 2015 United States Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami, Florida, US For vacant WBC Silver International light heavyweight title
76 Loss 54–20–2 Sweden Erik Skoglund UD 10 13 Dec 2014 Denmark MusikTeatret Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark
75 Loss 54–19–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ilunga Makabu TKO 9 (12), 2:40 28 Jun 2014 Democratic Republic of the Congo Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DR Congo For vacant WBC International cruiserweight title
74 Win 54–18–2 United States Jaime Velasquez TKO 4 (8), 1:59 21 Feb 2014 United States Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, US
73 Win 53–18–2 United States Bobby Gunn UD 8 18 Dec 2013 United States Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US
72 Win 52–18–2 Dominican Republic Junior Ramos TKO 2 (10), 0:37 19 Apr 2013 Dominican Republic Polideportivo San Martín de PorresLa Romana, Dominican Republic
71 Loss 51–18–2 United Kingdom George Groves UD 12 15 Dec 2012 United Kingdom ExCeL, London, England For Commonwealth super middleweight title
70 Loss 51–17–2 Poland Andrzej Fonfara UD 10 13 Jul 2012 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, US
69 Loss 51–16–2 Romania Lucian Bute UD 12 5 Nov 2011 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
68 Loss 51–15–2 United Kingdom Carl Froch MD 12 4 Jun 2011 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US For WBC super middleweight title;
Super Six World Boxing Classic: semi-final
67 Win 51–14–2 United States Allan Green TKO 8 (12), 0:36 6 Nov 2010 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US
66 Loss 50–14–2 United States Tavoris Cloud UD 12 7 Aug 2010 United States Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, US For IBF light heavyweight title
65 Win 50–13–2 United States Yusaf Mack TKO 6 (12), 2:21 5 Feb 2010 United States Don Taft University Center Arena, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
64 Loss 49–13–2 United States Chad Dawson UD 12 7 Nov 2009 United States XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, US For IBO and vacant WBC interim light heavyweight titles
63 Win 49–12–2 United States Daniel Judah UD 10 27 Feb 2009 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, US
62 Win 48–12–2 United States Aaron Norwood TKO 4 (10), 1:20 11 Nov 2008 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, US
61 Loss 47–12–2 United States Chad Dawson UD 12 12 Apr 2008 United States St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, US For WBC light heavyweight title
60 Win 47–11–2 Colombia Hugo Pineda TKO 8 (10), 0:49 15 Jan 2008 United States Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US
59 Win 46–11–2 United States Fred Moore KO 5 (10), 2:45 27 Jul 2007 United States Sheraton Hotel, Miami, Florida, US
58 Win 45–11–2 United States Montell Griffin TKO 11 (12), 2:38 16 May 2007 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, US
57 Loss 44–11–2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods SD 12 2 Sep 2006 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton, England For IBF light heavyweight title
56 Win 44–10–2 Jamaica Richard Hall UD 12 24 Feb 2006 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, US Won vacant IBA light heavyweight title
55 Win 43–10–2 United States George Khalid Jones TKO 10 (12), 2:30 30 Sep 2005 United States Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, California, US
54 Loss 42–10–2 United States Antonio Tarver UD 12 18 Jun 2005 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, US Lost IBO and The Ring light heavyweight titles
53 Win 42–9–2 United States Antonio Tarver SD 12 18 Dec 2004 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, US Won IBO and The Ring light heavyweight titles
52 Win 41–9–2 United States Roy Jones Jr. KO 9 (12), 0:48 25 Sep 2004 United States FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee, US Retained IBF light heavyweight title
51 Win 40–9–2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods UD 12 6 Feb 2004 United Kingdom Ponds Forge, Sheffield, England Won vacant IBF light heavyweight title
50 Draw 39–9–2 United Kingdom Clinton Woods SD 12 7 Nov 2003 United Kingdom Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England For vacant IBF light heavyweight title
49 Win 39–9–1 United States Eric Harding UD 12 18 May 2003 United States Jimmy's Bronx Cafe, New York City, New York, US Won vacant USBA light heavyweight title
48 Draw 38–9–1 United States Daniel Judah SD 10 4 Apr 2003 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, US
47 Loss 38–9 Mexico Julio César González MD 10 24 Jan 2003 United States Crowne Plaza, Commerce, California, US
46 Loss 38–8 United States Derrick Harmon UD 10 14 Apr 2002 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, US
45 Win 38–7 Germany Thomas Ulrich KO 6 (12) 28 Jul 2001 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany Won WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight title
44 Win 37–7 United Kingdom Toks Owoh TKO 6 (12), 2:05 23 Sep 2000 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental super middleweight title
43 Loss 36–7 United States Omar Sheika MD 10 2 Jun 2000 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
42 Loss 36–6 Italy Silvio Branco UD 12 15 Apr 2000 Italy Padua, Italy For vacant WBU super middleweight title
41 Loss 36–5 Canada Syd Vanderpool UD 10 28 Jan 2000 United States The Ruins, New Orleans, Louisiana, US
40 Loss 36–4 Germany Sven Ottke UD 12 27 Nov 1999 Germany Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany For IBF super middleweight title
39 Win 36–3 Netherlands Antilles Marcelo Zimmerman TKO 1 (12) 16 Oct 1999 Aruba Oranjestad, Aruba Retained WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
38 Win 35–3 United States Augustine Renteria TKO 4 (10), 1:33 31 Jul 1999 United States Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, US
37 Win 34–3 United States Troy Watson UD 12 22 Apr 1999 United States Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, US Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
36 Win 33–3 Mexico Armando Campas KO 6 (10) 26 Feb 1999 United States Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino, Hopland, California, US
35 Loss 32–3 Uganda Joseph Kiwanuka SD 10 4 Aug 1998 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, US
34 Loss 32–2 Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa UD 10 13 Dec 1997 United States Concord Plaza Expo Center, Northlake, Illinois, US
33 Loss 32–1 United States Bernard Hopkins TKO 11 (12), 1:23 20 Jul 1997 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, US For IBF middleweight title
32 Win 32–0 United States Dave Hamilton TKO 2 (10), 2:42 7 Jun 1997 United States Hawthorne Race Course, Cicero, Illinois, US
31 Win 31–0 United States Sam Garr UD 10 25 Feb 1997 United States The Pyramid, Long Beach, California, US
30 Win 30–0 United States Ralph Monday KO 1 (10) 6 Dec 1996 United States Miami, Florida, US
29 Win 29–0 United States Stacy Goodson KO 2 (10) 2 Nov 1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
28 Win 28–0 United States Jeff Johnson TKO 5 (10) 1 Oct 1996 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
27 Win 27–0 United States David McCluskey TKO 3 24 Aug 1996 United States Valdosta, Georgia, US
26 Win 26–0 United States Gerald Reed UD 10 29 Jul 1996 United States Cafe Casablanca, Hallandale, Florida, US
25 Win 25–0 United States Tom Bentley TKO 3 (8) 15 Jun 1996 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas
24 Win 24–0 United States James Gatlin MD 6 11 Jun 1996 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US
23 Win 23–0 United States Kenneth Parker TKO 3 2 Apr 1996 Netherlands Antilles Atlantis Casino, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
22 Win 22–0 United States Guy Stanford TKO 2 26 Mar 1996 United States Immokalee, Florida, US
21 Win 21–0 United States Danny Mitchell KO 2 24 Feb 1996 United States Seville Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, US
20 Win 20–0 United States Bill Bradley KO 1 16 Jan 1996 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
19 Win 19–0 United States Jerome Hill TKO 1 28 Nov 1995 United States William B. Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, US
18 Win 18–0 United States Melvin Wynn TKO 4, 2:12 8 Sep 1995 United States Hialeah, Florida, US
17 Win 17–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez TKO 2 (6) 22 Jul 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
16 Win 16–0 United States John McClendon KO 1 (6), 2:47 27 Jun 1995 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
15 Win 15–0 United States Tyrone Dillard KO 1, 1:48 25 Mar 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
14 Win 14–0 Puerto Rico Carlos Betancourt TKO 1 25 Feb 1995 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
13 Win 13–0 Colombia Edison Martinez KO 3 (10), 2:20 6 Feb 1995 United States Ramada Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida, US
12 Win 12–0 United States Bill Bradley UD 10 16 Dec 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
11 Win 11–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez SD 8 19 Nov 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
10 Win 10–0 Nicaragua Gustavo Gonzalez UD 6 15 Oct 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
9 Win 9–0 United States Joe Harris TKO 4 8 Sep 1994 United States Rodeo Arena, Davie, Florida, US
8 Win 8–0 Puerto Rico Jesus Carlos Velez UD 6 3 Sep 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
7 Win 7–0 United States Vincent Godbolt KO 3 5 Aug 1994 United States Miami Beach, Florida, US
6 Win 6–0 United States Ralph Monday UD 4 8 Apr 1994 United States Cape Coral, Florida, US
5 Win 5–0 United States Dwayne Waldon UD 6 22 Oct 1993 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
4 Win 4–0 United States Anthony Brooks MD 4 30 Aug 1993 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
3 Win 3–0 United States James Mullins KO 3 (4) 26 Jun 1993 United States Newcastle, North Carolina, US
2 Win 2–0 United States Jerry Reyes KO 3 (4) 27 Mar 1993 Cayman Islands George Town, Cayman Islands
1 Win 1–0 United States Yurek Del Rio TKO 1 (4) 19 Feb 1993 United States Airport Hilton, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US Professional debut

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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
Thomas Ulrich
WBO Inter-Continental light heavyweight champion
28 July 2001 – October 2002
Vacated
Succeeded by
Zsolt Erdei
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 – December 2004
Stripped
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
Awards
Inaugural award ESPN Fighter of the Year
2004
Next:
Ricky Hatton
Previous:
Corrie Sanders
ТKO2 Wladimir Klitschko
The Ring Upset of the Year
KO9 Roy Jones Jr.

2004
Next:
Zahir Raheem
UD12 Érik Morales