Reggie Johnson (boxer)

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Reggie Johnson
Statistics
Real nameReggie Dwayne Johnson
Nickname(s)Sweet
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1966-08-28) August 28, 1966 (age 53)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights52
Wins44
Wins by KO25
Losses7
Draws1

Reggie Dwayne Johnson (born August 28, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2008. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA middleweight title from 1992 to 1993, and the IBF light heavyweight title from 1998 to 1999.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson made his professional debut in 1984. He won the WBA Inter-Continental middleweight title in 1989, and the USBA middleweight title in 1990, before losing a disputed split decision in 1991 against James Toney for the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, a fight in which he notably knocked Toney down in the second round.[1]

In 1992 he won his first world championship by winning the vacant WBA middleweight title in a close decision over Steve Collins. After three successful defenses, including a decision over the undefeated Lamar Parks, Johnson lost the belt to fellow southpaw John David Jackson. He twice failed in attempts to regain the WBA title, both by hotly disputed decisions to Jorge Castro in Argentina.

He later moved up to light heavyweight, winning the IBF title in 1998 against the undefeated William Guthrie with a rare one-punch knockout in the fifth round, a fight in which Guthrie left the ring on a stretcher. Johnson defended the title twice before losing by a wide decision to Roy Jones Jr. in a unification bout for the WBA and WBC titles in 1999.[2]

In 2001, Johnson returned to boxing and won the NABF and USBA light heavyweight titles, which he then lost in 2002 following a close decision to Antonio Tarver in an IBF world title eliminator. At age 35, Johnson then retired.

He returned in 2005 for one fight, then in 2008 Johnson scored a split decision win over former light heavyweight world champion Julio César González.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
52 fights 44 wins 7 losses
By knockout 25 0
By decision 19 7
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
52 Win 44–7–1 Mexico Julio César González SD 12 Feb 23, 2008 United States Sudduth Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S. Won vacant IBA light heavyweight title
51 Win 43–7–1 United States Fred Moore KO 9 (10), 2:59 Aug 27, 2005 United States Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana, U.S.
50 Loss 42–7–1 United States Antonio Tarver SD 12 Jan 25, 2002 United States Ramada Plaza O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. Lost NABF and USBA light heavyweight titles
49 Win 42–6–1 United States Will Taylor UD 12 May 25, 2001 United States Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, U.S. Retained NABF light heavyweight title;
Won vacant USBA light heavyweight titles
48 Win 41–6–1 Jamaica Chris Johnson UD 12 Jan 5, 2001 United States The Grand Theatre, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Won NABF light heavyweight title
47 Win 40–6–1 United States Earl Butler UD 10 Dec 18, 1999 United States Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas, U.S.
46 Loss 39–6–1 United States Roy Jones Jr. UD 12 Jun 5, 1999 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S. Lost IBF light heavyweight title;
For WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles
45 Win 39–5–1 United States Will Taylor UD 12 Feb 27, 1999 United States Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S. Retained IBF light heavyweight title
44 Win 38–5–1 Norway Ole Klemetsen UD 12 May 29, 1998 Italy Pesaro, Italy Retained IBF light heavyweight title
43 Win 37–5–1 United States William Guthrie KO 5 (12), 1:58 Feb 6, 1998 United States Mohegan Sun Arena, Montville, Connecticut, U.S. Won IBF light heavyweight title
42 Win 36–5–1 United States Robert Doyle KO 1 Jul 12, 1997 United States Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, U.S.
41 Loss 35–5–1 Argentina Jorge Castro SD 12 Oct 13, 1995 Argentina Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina For WBA middleweight title
40 Loss 35–4–1 Argentina Jorge Castro SD 12 Aug 12, 1994 Argentina Club Defensores de Villa Luján, San Miguel, Argentina For vacant WBA middleweight title
39 Win 35–3–1 United States Ramon Felix KO 1 Feb 19, 1994 United States Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
38 Loss 34–3–1 United States John David Jackson UD 12 Oct 1, 1993 Argentina Estadio Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina Lost WBA middleweight title
37 Win 34–2–1 Guyana Wayne Harris UD 12 May 4, 1993 United States McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado, U.S. Retained WBA middleweight title
36 Win 33–2–1 South Korea Ki-Yun Song TKO 8 (12), 0:40 Jan 19, 1993 United States Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, U.S. Retained WBA middleweight title
35 Win 32–2–1 United States Lamar Parks UD 12 Oct 27, 1992 United States The Summit, Houston, Texas, U.S. Retained WBA middleweight title
34 Win 31–2–1 Republic of Ireland Steve Collins MD 12 Apr 22, 1992 United States Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. Won vacant WBA middleweight title
33 Win 30–2–1 United States Melvin Wynn KO 2 (10), 0:51 Dec 17, 1991 United States Interstate Fairgrounds, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
32 Loss 29–2–1 United States James Toney SD 12 Jun 29, 1991 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. For IBF and lineal middleweight titles
31 Win 29–1–1 United States Al Long RTD 8 (10), 3:00 Apr 8, 1991 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
30 Win 28–1–1 Brazil José Carlos da Silva TKO 3 (10), 0:58 Dec 19, 1990 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
29 Win 27–1–1 United States Ralph Ward TKO 7 (10), 3:00 Oct 8, 1990 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
28 Win 26–1–1 United States Eddie Hall TKO 10 (12), 3:00 Aug 9, 1990 United States Hacienda, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained USBA middleweight title
27 Win 25–1–1 United States Greg Dickson TKO 2 (12), 1:18 Jul 5, 1990 United States Cow Pasture, Gardnerville, Nevada, U.S. Retained USBA middleweight title
26 Win 24–1–1 United States Sanderline Williams UD 12 Apr 16, 1990 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Retained USBA middleweight title
25 Win 23–1–1 Puerto Rico Ismael Negron TKO 11 (12), 1:03 Feb 4, 1990 United States Las Vegas Hilton, Winchester, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant USBA middleweight title
24 Win 22–1–1 Spain Victor Fernandez KO 2 (12) Oct 21, 1989 Spain León, Spain Retained WBA Inter-Continental middleweight title
23 Win 21–1–1 Sierra Leone Israel Cole PTS 12 Sep 12, 1989 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental middleweight title
22 Win 20–1–1 United States Nathan Dryer KO 3 (10) Jun 28, 1989 United States Los Angeles, California, U.S.
21 Win 19–1–1 United States Rigoberto Lopez KO 3 May 15, 1989 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S.
20 Win 18–1–1 South Africa Charles Oosthuizen RTD 7 (10) Nov 14, 1988 South Africa Indoor Arena, Springs, South Africa
19 Win 17–1–1 United States William Clayton KO 3 (10), 0:55 May 4, 1988 United States Bingo Wonderland, Houston, Texas, U.S.
18 Win 16–1–1 United States Jake Torrance UD 8 Apr 6, 1988 United States Bingo Wonderland, Houston, Texas, U.S.
17 Win 15–1–1 Mexico Gonzalo Montes TKO 4 (10), 2:26 Mar 2, 1988 United States Bingo Wonderland, Houston, Texas, U.S.
16 Win 14–1–1 United States Victor Walker TKO 5 (8) Feb 14, 1988 United States Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
15 Win 13–1–1 United States Ron Martin TKO 7 (8), 0:59 Jan 6, 1988 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
14 Win 12–1–1 United States Sidney Outlaw UD 6 Dec 5, 1987 United States Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
13 Win 11–1–1 United States Charles Hollis PTS 8 Oct 8, 1987 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
12 Win 10–1–1 United States Oscar Pena PTS 6 Jun 23, 1987 United States Marriott Brookhollow, Houston, Texas, U.S.
11 Win 9–1–1 Mexico Martin Garza KO 1 Jan 17, 1987 United States Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
10 Win 8–1–1 United States Eric Williams TKO 3 (6), 1:17 Jun 12, 1985 United States Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, U.S.
9 Draw 7–1–1 United States Eric Williams PTS 6 Apr 9, 1985 United States Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas, U.S.
8 Win 7–1 United States Stephen Lee UD 6 Mar 5, 1985 United States Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
7 Loss 6–1 United States Adam George UD 8 Jan 29, 1985 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Phil Jones UD 6 Dec 27, 1984 United States Marriott Market Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Tarlton Washington KO 1 (6) Dec 18, 1984 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Jonathan Ivory UD 6 Nov 23, 1984 United States Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Richard Fillitelli KO 1 (6), 2:24 Nov 17, 1984 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Carl Orville KO 2 Oct 9, 1984 United States Houston, Texas, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Mark Henderson PTS 4 Aug 14, 1984 United States Pasadena, Texas, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berger, Phil (June 30, 1991). "Boxing; Toney Is Knocked Down But Manages to Keep Title". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Best I've faced: Reggie Johnson. The Ring (magazine)|The Ring]]. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Courtemanche, Andre (February 14, 2008). "Reggie Johnson Interview on Gonzalez Bout". BoxingScene. Retrieved January 1, 2017.

External links[edit]

Professional boxing record for Reggie Johnson from BoxRec

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title WBA Inter-Continental middleweight champion
September 12, 1989 – February 1990
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Howard Eastman
Vacant
Title last held by
Steve Collins
USBA middleweight champion
February 4, 1990 – June 29, 1991
Lost bid for IBF world title
Vacant
Title next held by
Bernard Hopkins
Preceded by
Chris Johnson
NABF light heavyweight champion
January 5, 2001 – January 25, 2002
Succeeded by
Antonio Tarver
Vacant
Title last held by
David Telesco
USBA light heavyweight champion
May 25, 2001 – January 25, 2002
Minor world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Glen Johnson
IBA light heavyweight champion
February 23, 2008 – May 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Beibut Shumenov
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Mike McCallum
WBA middleweight champion
April 22, 1992 – October 1, 1993
Succeeded by
John David Jackson
Preceded by
William Guthrie
IBF light heavyweight champion
February 6, 1998 – June 5, 1999
Succeeded by
Roy Jones Jr.