Yudel Johnson

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Johnson and the second or maternal family name is Cedeno.
Yudel Jhonson
Real name Yudel Jhonson Cedeno
Rated at Light Middleweight
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Born (1981-06-06) 6 June 1981 (age 34)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 17
Wins 16
Wins by KO 9
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Yudel Johnson
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Light-Welterweight
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Featherweight
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Cartagena Light Welterweight

Yudel Johnson Cedeno (born 6 June 1981) is a Cuban welterweight professional boxer, who is best known for winning an Olympic Light-Welterweight silver 2004 as an amateur. Some sources write the family name Jhonson.

Amateur career[edit]

Southpaw Johnson won the gold medal in the men's featherweight division at the 1999 PanAm Games. He moved up afterwards but skipped lightweight as the dominant Mario Kindelán was Cuban champ.

Johnson added a silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the Light-Welterweight Boxing division Dilshod Mahmudov and Boris Georgiev but losing to Manus Boonjumnong in the final. He qualified for the Olympic Games by ending up in first place at the 2nd AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to the Athens Games he won the 2004 Acropolis Boxing Cup in Athens, Greece by defeating Turkey's Mustafa Karagollu in the final of the light welterweight division.

Johnson also won at the 2006 Central American Games but had strong domestic competition in Inocente Fiss. In 2008 he fought at welter losing to Carlos Banteaux in the final of the national championships.

Olympic results[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Johnson defected along with Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yordanis Despaigne to the United States and made his pro debut on May 22, 2009 in Miami. As of September 2011 he is undefeated with 11 wins, 7 of which were by way of knockout.

Professional boxing record[edit]

12 Wins (8 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 0 Draws[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 16-1 Mexico Norberto Gonzalez UD 10 2014-06-06 United States Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA Won vacant WBC FECARBOX Light Middleweight title and vacant NABA Light Middleweight title
Win 15-1 United States Lenwood Dozier UD 8 2013-04-18 United States Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 14-1 Ecuador Humberto Toledo KO 1 0:48 2013-04-05 Dominican Republic UTESA, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Win 13-1 United States Dashon Johnson UD 1O 2013-01-12 United States BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Lose 12-1 United States Willie Nelson UD 1O 2012-05-11 United States Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 12-0 Dominican Republic Eduardo Mercedes TKO 3 (8), 1:00 2011-10-15 Dominican Republic Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Dominigo
Win 11-0 Colombia Jose Miguel Torres UD 10 2011-06-03 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida Retained WBC FECARBOX Light Middleweight title
Win 10-0 Colombia Richard Gutierrez TKO 7 (10), 1:09 2011-03-25 United States Cosmopolitan Resort Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant WBC FECARBOX Light Middleweight title
Win 9-0 Dominican Republic Joseph De los Santos UD 6 2010-12-03 United States Magic City Casino, Miami, Florida
Win 8-0 United States Steve Verdin TKO 1 (6), 1:51 2010-09-24 United States Paragon Casino, Marksville, Louisiana
Win 7-0 Brazil Juliano Ramos TKO 8 (10), 2:40 2010-06-04 United States FIU Fuchs Pavilion, Miami, Florida
Win 6-0 United States Chris Grays KO 1 (6), 2:04 2010-04-10 United States BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida
Win 5-0 Dominica Dorian Beaupierre TKO 1 (6), 2:18 2010-02-05 United States NSU Arena, Don Taft University Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Win 4-0 United States Louie Leija KO 1 (8), 0:28 2009-12-04 United States La Covacha, Miami, Florida
Win 3-0 Puerto Rico Frankie Santos UD 8 2009-09-18 United States Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 2-0 United States Justin Paulo UD 4 2009-07-17 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 1-0 United States Greg Weathers TKO 1 (4), 0:52 2009-05-22 United States Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida Professional Debut


  1. ^ Yudel Jhonson's Professional Boxing Record. BoxRec.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-11.

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