Golden Johnson

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Golden Johnson
Statistics
Real name Golden Demond Johnson
Nickname(s) Fourteen Carat
Rated at Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality American
Born (1974-10-23) October 23, 1974 (age 42)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 25
Wins by KO 18
Losses 8
Draws 3
No contests 0

Golden Demond Johnson (born October 23, 1974 in Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.) is a professional boxer in the Welterweight division. He's the former three-time NABF champion at Lightweight, Light Welterweight, and Welterweight.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Golden Johnson is the cousin of former world champion Reggie Johnson. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and is a resident of Killeen, Texas.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson made his debut in professional boxing with a first-round knockout win over Chris George on September 3, 1993. Johnson then lost in his very next fight, a second-round knockout at the hands of Pedro Calderon. Johnson's career failed to take off immediately, as he compiled a record of 4 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws in the first year of his career.

Starting in October 1994, however, Johnson went on an eleven fight win streak before losing too title contender Israel Cardona (29-2).

IBF Lightweight Championship[edit]

In January 1999, Golden lost to an undefeated Shane Mosley, the bout was for the IBF Lightweight Championship. Johnson continued to win most of his fights in subsequent years mixing in losses against such luminaries as Ben Tackie and Vivian Harris.

WBO Inter-Continental[edit]

In 2006 he breathed new life into his career with an upset win over prospect Oscar Diaz, setting up a fight for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Championship against American Antonio Margarito.[2] Johnson was dispatched quickly by Margarito, losing by TKO at 2:28 of the 1st round.[3]

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