Johnny Bredahl

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Johnny Bredahl
Medal record
Representing  Denmark
Men’s Boxing
European Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Turin Flyweight
Johnny Bredahl
Real name Johnny Bredahl Johansen
Rated at Bantamweight
Height 5'8 (173 cm)
Nationality Denmark Danish
Born (1968-08-27)27 August 1968
Copenhagen, Denmark
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins 56
Wins by KO 26
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Johnny Bredahl (born Johnny Bredahl Johansen on 27 August 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark), aka Johny Wahid Johansen, is a retired professional boxer in the bantamweight (118 lb) division. Bredahl is the former WBA world bantamweight champion.[1] Bredahl fought at the bantamweight division but did also compete at divisions either side.

Amateur career[edit]

Bredahl boxed as an amateur and represented Denmark in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea before turning professional.

Professional career[edit]

In December 1988, Bredahl turn professional winning his first fight at the Sheraton Hotel in Copenhagen, when Bredahl beat England's Gordon Stobie with a points decision over six rounds. Bredahl won seven of his first eight fights in a similar fashion.

Bredahl won his first title belt, the Vacant EBU (European) Bantamweight Title, in March 1992 with a seven round knockout win over Scotland's Donnie Hood. Later that year Bredahl won the WBO Super Flyweight Title with a win over Jose Quirino.

Bredahl first opportunity to fight for a recognised world title belt came in December 1995 when he challenged Northern Ireland's Wayne McCullough for his WBC Bantamweight title. However, Bredahl suffered the first defeat on his career when McCullough beat Bredahl by a knockout in the seventh round to retain his title.

Bredahl won the Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title in his next fight and in June 1998, Brodie won the WBU Bantamweight Title and added the Vacant IBC Bantamweight Title in May 1995.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boxrec Fighter Page

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jose Quirino
WBO Super Flyweight Champion
1992-09-04 – 1994-10-12
Succeeded by
Johnny Tapia
Preceded by
Eidy Moya
WBA Bantamweight Champion
2002-04-19 – 2005-02-26
Succeeded by
Wladimir Sidorenko