Marc Mero

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Career Review

Marc Mero is best remembered as a popular professional wrestler known as Johnny B. Badd. However, previous to his professional wrestling career, Mero was a highly touted amateur boxer.

Mero fought in four New York Golden Gloves tournaments, going undefeated in 15 bouts, and winning four titles. One of his victories was reportedly over future world heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe.

At 26, Mero decided to drop any plans he had of a professional boxing career, and instead became a professional wrestler.

Maero's wrestling career lasted from 1991-2005. He attempted a return to the boxing ring in a mixed-match with Eric (Butterbean) Esch. Mero was knocked out of the ring by Esch and suffered a brutal knockout defeat.

His wife Rena (Sable) Mero became a wrestling superstar, and he managed her career. After their divorce, he worked briefly as a taxi driver.