Johnny Davis (kickboxer)
Johnny Morris Davis|
July 15, 1962
Dillon, South Carolina, United States
|Fighting out of||Rocklin, California, United States|
|Rank||Karate6th degree black belt in|
Johnny Morris Davis (born July 15, 1962) is an American former kickboxer who competed in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. Nicknamed "Superfoot", Davis held numerous titles including two world championships.
Johnny Davis was born in Dillon, South Carolina and currently resides in Rocklin, California. He began martial arts training in karate and eventually reached the rank of second degree black belt. After a successful run competing in point fighting tournaments, he made the jump to full contact kickboxing.
From 1980 to 1984, he won numerous regional kickboxing titles before beating Alvin Prouder for the PKA World Welterweight Championship in Denver, Colorado on February 2, 1985. In 1987, he won the FFKA Championship and also won the ISKA U.S. Middleweight Championship that year in a bout featured on ESPN. Davis' final record was 25 wins and 6 losses, with 13 wins by knockout.
Davis retired in 1988 but continued to stay involved in martial arts. In 1996, he promoted several kickboxing matches in California and became involved with the IKF. In 2002, he released an autobiographical training manual entitled The Art of Kickboxing, and started his own promotional company AK Promotions.
Championships and awards
- Fight Factory Karate Association
- FFKA World Championship
- International Sport Karate Association
- ISKA United States Middleweight (-75 kg/165.3 lb) Full Contact Championship
- Professional Karate Association
- PKA North Carolina Light Middleweight Championship
- PKA South Eastern Welterweight Championship
- PKA East Coast Welterweight Championship
- PKA World Welterweight Championship
25 wins (13 KOs), 6 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes