|Real name||Golden Demond Johnson|
|Rated at||Light Middleweight
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Reach||72 in (183 cm)|
October 23, 1974 |
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
|Wins by KO||18|
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.
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
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.
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. Johnson was dispatched quickly by Margarito, losing by TKO at 2:28 of the 1st round.
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