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* As an amateur boxer Lira fought at Welterweight & Middleweight.
 
* As an amateur boxer Lira fought at Welterweight & Middleweight.
 
* Three of the top amateur welterweights in Illinois during the mid 1970's were Johnny Lira, [[Pete Podgorski]] & [[Lewis Velez]].
 
* Three of the top amateur welterweights in Illinois during the mid 1970's were Johnny Lira, [[Pete Podgorski]] & [[Lewis Velez]].
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* As an amateur Lira won the Chicago Golden Gloves Novice Middleweight title at 160 lbs. and in the Open division won a C.Y.O. sectional title before being outpointed in the finals against veteran [[Warren Thunder]]
 
* As an amateur Lira won the Chicago Golden Gloves Novice Middleweight title at 160 lbs. and in the Open division won a C.Y.O. sectional title before being outpointed in the finals against veteran [[Warren Thunder]]
 
* In 1978, as a professional boxer John Lira won the <b> [[USBA]] - Untied States Boxing Association</b> Lightweight title Knocking out [[Andrew Ganigan]] who was 25 - 0 at the time.
 
* In 1978, as a professional boxer John Lira won the <b> [[USBA]] - Untied States Boxing Association</b> Lightweight title Knocking out [[Andrew Ganigan]] who was 25 - 0 at the time.
* After he retired from professional boxing John Lira fought a four round exhibition for charity in Chicago versus [[John Nocita]], August 29, 2001<br>
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* After he retired from professional boxing John Lira fought a four round exhibition for charity in Chicago versus [[John Nocita]], August 29, 2001
 
* Lira tried his hand as an amateur boxing judge & referee. Lira also judged a few professional bouts.
 
* Lira tried his hand as an amateur boxing judge & referee. Lira also judged a few professional bouts.
  
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World Class Pug Lira John.jpg

Name: Johnny Lira
Alias: World Class Pug
Born: 1951-00-00
Died: 2012-12-08 (Age:61)
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 9″   /   175cm
Reach: 69″   /   175cm
Boxing Record: click
Judging Record: click

Johnny Lira Gallery

  • As an amateur boxer Lira fought at Welterweight & Middleweight.
  • Three of the top amateur welterweights in Illinois during the mid 1970's were Johnny Lira, Pete Podgorski & Lewis Velez.
  • While they were amateur boxers, Podgorski went 3-0 vs. Lewis Velez while Lewis Velez K.O.'d Lira in a Golden GLoves tournament. Yet John Lira managed to outpoint Podgorski in 2 of 3 meeting as amateurs.
  • As an amateur Lira won the Chicago Golden Gloves Novice Middleweight title at 160 lbs. and in the Open division won a C.Y.O. sectional title before being outpointed in the finals against veteran Warren Thunder
  • In 1978, as a professional boxer John Lira won the USBA - Untied States Boxing Association Lightweight title Knocking out Andrew Ganigan who was 25 - 0 at the time.
  • After he retired from professional boxing John Lira fought a four round exhibition for charity in Chicago versus John Nocita, August 29, 2001
  • Lira tried his hand as an amateur boxing judge & referee. Lira also judged a few professional bouts.