Jean Baptiste Mendy

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Jean-Baptiste Mendy
Real name Jean-Baptiste Mendy
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality France French
Born (1963-03-16) March 16, 1963 (age 54)
Dakar, Senegal
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 67
Wins 55
Wins by KO 31
Losses 8
Draws 3
No contests 1

Jean-Baptiste Mendy (born 1963-03-16 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French former professional boxer of African origin. He's also a former WBC and WBA lightweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Mendy turned pro in 1983 and captured the vacant WBC lightweight title with a win over Lamar Murphy in 1996. He lost the title in his first defense to Stevie Johnston the following year. In 1998, he captured the WBA lightweight title with a decision win over Orzubek Nazarov. He defended the belt once before losing it to Julien Lorcy in 1999. He retired the following year.

Preceded by
Miguel Ángel González
WBC Lightweight Champion
20 Apr 1996– 1 Mar 1997
Succeeded by
Stevie Johnston
Preceded by
Orzubek Nazarov
WBA Lightweight Champion
16 May 1998 – 10 Apr 1999
Succeeded by
Julien Lorcy

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