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[[File:Davis138949613.jpg|350px|left|thumb|Howard Davis Jr. at the 1976 Olympics]]  
 
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== Amateur Achievements ==
 
== Amateur Achievements ==
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[[File:DavisCutov138949668.jpg|right|325px|thumb|Davis vs. Simion Cutov in the 1976 Olympic lightweight final]]
 
*'''Record:''' 125 wins, 5 losses
 
*'''Record:''' 125 wins, 5 losses
 
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*1973 National AAU Champion (125 lbs) - Defeated [[Leroy Veasley]] of Detroit, MI in the final.
*'''1973''' National AAU Champion (125 lbs) - Defeated [[Leroy Veasley]] of Detroit, MI in the finals.
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*1973 North American Champion (125 lbs) - Defeated [[Dale Anderson]] of Canada in the final.
*'''1974''' National AAU Champion (125 lbs) - Defeated [[Mike Hess]] of Albany, OR in the finals.
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*1974 National AAU Champion (125 lbs) - Defeated [[Mike Hess]] of Albany, OR in the final.
*'''1974''' World Champion (125 lbs) Competition in Havana, Cuba. World Championship results:
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*1974 World Champion (125 lbs) Competition in Havana, Cuba.<br>'''World Championship Results:'''
 
**[[Roberto Andino]] (Puerto Rico) on points 5-0
 
**[[Roberto Andino]] (Puerto Rico) on points 5-0
 
**[[Rumen Peshev]] (Bulgaria) on points 5-0
 
**[[Rumen Peshev]] (Bulgaria) on points 5-0
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**[[Mariano Alvarez]] (Cuba) on points 3-2
 
**[[Mariano Alvarez]] (Cuba) on points 3-2
 
**[[Boris Kuznetsov]] (Soviet Union) on points 3-2
 
**[[Boris Kuznetsov]] (Soviet Union) on points 3-2
*'''1976''' National AAU Champion (132 lbs), defeating [[Thomas Hearns]].
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*1976 National AAU Champion (132 lbs) - defeated [[Thomas Hearns]] of Detroit, MI in the final.
*'''1976''' Olympic Trials & Box-Offs, defeated [[Aaron Pryor]] twice to qualify at 132 pounds.
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*1976 Olympic Trials & Box-Offs (132 lbs) - defeated [[Aaron Pryor]] of Cincinnati, OH twice to qualify.
*'''1976''' Olympic Gold Medalist (132 lbs) Competition in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Awarded the [[Val Barker]] Trophy as the outstanding boxer of the games. Davis's mother passed away from a heart attack three days before his first Olympic bout. He dedicated his gold medal to her. Olympic results:
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*1976 Olympic Gold Medalist (132 lbs) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Awarded the [[Val Barker]] Trophy as the outstanding boxer of the Olympics.<br> Davis dedicated his gold medal to his mother, who passed away from a heart attack three days before his first Olympic bout.<br>'''Olympic Results:'''
 
**1st round bye
 
**1st round bye
 
**[[Yukio Segawa]] (Japan) won on points 5-0
 
**[[Yukio Segawa]] (Japan) won on points 5-0
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*'''Record:''' 36 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, 14 knockouts
 
*'''Record:''' 36 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, 14 knockouts
 
*After winning the Olympics, Davis signed a $1.5 million contract with CBS television.
 
*After winning the Olympics, Davis signed a $1.5 million contract with CBS television.
*Fought for a world title three times. All three title shots were in Olympic years. Results:
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*Davis fought for a world title three times. All three title shots were in Olympic years.<br>'''Results:'''
**Lost a 15-round unanimous decision to [[Jim Watt]] for the [[WBC]] Lightweight Title on June 7, 1980.
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**Lost a fifteen-round unanimous decision to [[Jim Watt]] for the [[WBC]] Lightweight Title on June 7, 1980.
**Lost a 12-round split decision to [[Edwin Rosario]] for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 23, 1984.
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**Lost a twelve-round split decision to [[Edwin Rosario]] for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 23, 1984.
 
**Knocked out in the first round by [[James (Buddy) McGirt]] for the [[IBF]] Junior Welterweight Title on July 31, 1988.
 
**Knocked out in the first round by [[James (Buddy) McGirt]] for the [[IBF]] Junior Welterweight Title on July 31, 1988.
  
 
== Post-Boxing Career ==
 
== Post-Boxing Career ==
*Davis is a personal trainer and boxing trainer at American Top Team, a mixed martial arts academy in Florida.
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*Davis served as Boxing Director at American Top Team, a mixed martial arts academy in Florida, for eight years. He's now the CEO of Fight Time Promotions, the leader in MMA pro fights in South Florida. 
 
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== Source ==
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*July 3, 2006 ''Sports Illustrated'', "Lost & Found"
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1105283/6/index.htm "Lost & Found" - ''Sports Illustrated'' - July 3, 2006]
 
*[http://www.howarddavisjr.com Official Website]
 
*[http://www.howarddavisjr.com Official Website]
*[http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=54674296 Howard Davis Jr on MySpace]
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*[http://www.fighttimepromotions.com/ Fight Time Promotions]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howard-Davis-Jr/80408171849 Howard Davis Jr on facebook]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:56, 15 March 2013

Howard Davis Jr. at the 1976 Olympics

Name: Howard Davis Jr
Born: 1956-02-14
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York, USA
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 8″   /   173cm
Reach: 72½″   /   184cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Achievements

Davis vs. Simion Cutov in the 1976 Olympic lightweight final

Professional Career

  • Record: 36 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw, 14 knockouts
  • After winning the Olympics, Davis signed a $1.5 million contract with CBS television.
  • Davis fought for a world title three times. All three title shots were in Olympic years.
    Results:
    • Lost a fifteen-round unanimous decision to Jim Watt for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 7, 1980.
    • Lost a twelve-round split decision to Edwin Rosario for the WBC Lightweight Title on June 23, 1984.
    • Knocked out in the first round by James (Buddy) McGirt for the IBF Junior Welterweight Title on July 31, 1988.

Post-Boxing Career

  • Davis served as Boxing Director at American Top Team, a mixed martial arts academy in Florida, for eight years. He's now the CEO of Fight Time Promotions, the leader in MMA pro fights in South Florida.

External Links