John Michael Johnson

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John Michael Johnson (born June 23, 1968, in San Antonio, Texas, USA) is a retired American bantamweight boxer He briefly held a championship in that division. Three Time World boxing Champion 1xWBA Bantamweight 2xIBA Featherweight. Also holds the WBC NABF and USBA Title Belts

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Bam Bam," Johnson turned professional in 1986. In 1994 he won the WBA bantamweight title by knocking out Junior Jones in the 11th round. Later that year, Johnson controversially lost the belt in his first defense to Daorung Chuvatana in Thailand. Near the end of the first round, Johnson sustained a cut above his right eye from a headbutt, however, the referee ruled that it was caused by a punch and the fight was called off upon the recommendation of the ringside doctor, resulting in a first round technical knockout victory for Chuwatana. Johnson immediately filed a protest on the grounds that the injury had been caused by a headbutt and that a technical draw should have been declared.[1] In 1999 challenged Lehlohonolo Ledwaba for the vacant IBF super bantamweight title but lost a decision.

Johnson is married to Sandra Johnson. They have three children, John Michael Johnson Jr., Alexandra Marie Johnson, and Jessica Michelle Johnson.

In 2001 Johnson made a comeback and scored four victories, including a technical knockout over Antonio Diaz and a knockout in the first round over Augie Sanchez. Due to his success, he was named Ring Magazine comeback of the year. Johnson lost both of his bouts in 2002 and retired later in the year.

On September 29, 2014, Johnson lost an eight-round fight to Ricardo Alvarez by unanimous decision.

Preceded by
Junior Jones
WBA Bantamweight Champion
22 Apr 1994– 16 Jul 1994
Succeeded by
Daorung Chuvatana
Titles in pretence
Title last held by
Héctor Velázquez
World Featherweight Champion
IBA Recognition

December 7, 2001 - April 5, 2002
Succeeded by
Oscar León

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