From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
Name: Marcel Clay
Alias: Freddie Jones
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Opa-Locka, Florida, USA
Height: 6′ 2″ / 188cm
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- Former Opa-Locka, Florida police officer.
- He looked-like a young Muhammad Ali.
- Real name was Freddie Johnson.
- It was reported that he was born in the Bahamas and raised in South Florida.
- Fought for the Mendoza Group.
- His stablemates included Vinnie Curto, Angel Estevez,and James Scott.
- Clay was reported to be undefeated at 12-0 when he fought Dennis Riggs for the Florida State Middleweight Title. Clay was reported as undefeated in both the Miami Herald and The Ring Magazine.
- It's possible his first two bouts listed on boxrec are really fights for Miami, Florida middleweight Freddie Johnson, and not Marcel Clay.
- In the early 1980s, Clay worked as a trainer for the amateur boxing program in Miami, Florida.
- He stood almost 6 feet 2inches and weighed 160 pounds.
- Also fought as a Lightheavyweight.
- Was knockedout in one round by future World Lightheavyweight Champion Mike Rossman on national television.
- Was knockedout by future World Lightmiddleweight Champion Elisha Obed.
- Was a boxer/puncher.