Johnny du Plooy

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Johnny DuPlooy
Statistics
Real name Johnny DuPlooy
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality South African
Born (1964-09-27)27 September 1964
Gauteng, South Africa
Died 12 April 2013(2013-04-12) (aged 48)
Boxing record
Total fights 33
Wins 27
Wins by KO 22
Losses 5
Draws 1

Johnny DuPlooy (27 September 1964 – 12 April 2013[1]) was a former South African heavyweight boxer best known for his win over former WBA World Heavyweight champion Mike Weaver.

Boxing career[edit]

The tall 6'3 South African boxer started his career in 1985 and beat 17 opponents. He then was stopped cold after losing to ex-champ Mike Weaver by 7th round KO. He later avenged this fight by knocking out Mike Weaver in two rounds and in 1989 challenged Francesco Damiani for the vacant WBO heavyweight title,(DuPlooy was Kayoed in the third round) in the World Boxing Organization's inaugural heavyweight world title bout. After this, he fought 15 more fights, compiling an overall record of 27 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. All of DuPlooy's losses were stoppages to known opponents such as Renaldo Snipes, Francesco Damiani, Pierre Coetzer, and Corrie Sanders. DuPlooy retired in 1993 after a win, and scored another comeback win in 1997 but promptly reretired.[1]

Death[edit]

Du Plooy became grossly overweight after his retirement. He suffered from heart problems in the few years leading up to his death. Several months before his death, he had a heart attack.

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (22 knockouts, 5 decisions), 5 Losses (5 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win -- Benjamin Manyube TKO 2 15 June 1997 South Africa DLI Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 8–5–1 South Africa Samson Mahlangu TKO 6 26 June 1993 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss 10–0 South Africa Corrie Sanders KO 1 27 July 1991 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana South Africa Heavyweight Title.
Win 30–6–2 United States Philipp Brown UD 8 16 March 1991 Italy Palazzo Dello Sport, Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy 80–74, 80–74, 80–72.
Win 26–6 United States Tim "Doughboy" Tomashek TKO 5 8 November 1990 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Loss 31–2 South Africa Pierre Coetzer TKO 2 4 August 1990 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 27–2 United States Lee Roy Murphy PTS 10 9 June 1990 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss 23–0 Italy Francesco Damiani KO 3 6 May 1989 Italy Syracuse, Sicily, Italy WBO World Heavyweight Title.
Win 11–1–1 United States Mike "Big House" Rouse PTS 10 25 February 1989 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 17–5–1 United States Everett Martin KO 7 18 December 1988 Florida Orlando, Florida, United States Martin knocked out at 1:59 of the seventh round.
Win 18–2–2 United States James Pritchard TKO 10 22 October 1988 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss 30–7–1 United States Renaldo Snipes TKO 7 12 August 1988 Wisconsin Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw 18–2–1 United States James Pritchard PTS 10 2 July 1988 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 31–13–1 United States Mike "Hercules" Weaver KO 2 30 April 1988 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 21–5 United States James Broad KO 4 27 February 1988 South Africa Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Loss 30–13–1 United States Mike "Hercules" Weaver TKO 7 28 November 1987 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 20–5 United States Ricky Parkey KO 10 31 October 1987 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 25–2 South Africa Bennie Knoetze KO 1 12 September 1987 South Africa Kwa Thema Civic Centre, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 11–6–2 United States Tyrone Booze KO 2 27 July 1987 South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 36–12–1 United States James Tillis TKO 10 23 June 1987 South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 15–5 United States David Bey KO 9 27 April 1987 South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 13–2–1 United States K.P. Porter KO 6 7 February 1987 Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win 19–9 United States David Jaco KO 2 22 November 1986 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 25–10 United States Steve Zouski KO 4 30 October 1986 Connecticut Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Zouski knocked out at 2:56 of the fourth round.
Win 28–6–1 United States Eddie "Young Joe Louis" Taylor TKO 4 6 October 1986 South Africa Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 14–11 United States Mike Jameson PTS 10 1 September 1986 South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 9–9–1 United States Stanley "Steamer" Ross PTS 8 14 May 1986 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 14–4–1 South Africa Ron "Doc" Ellis TKO 2 2 April 1986 South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 9–0 United States Linus Willette TKO 1 19 February 1986 South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 7–5–3 South Africa Hannes van den Berg KO 3 18 December 1985 South Africa Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Win 2–1 South Africa Howard Mpepesi TKO 5 7 September 1985 South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win 4–2–1 South Africa Blessing Sibusiso Mbuyazi TKO 1 10 July 1985 South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win 1–5–2 South Africa Sophonia Naile TKO 1 27 April 1985 South Africa Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnny du Plooy dies". Sport24. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.