New York Golden Gloves Champion
John Davis won two New York Golden Gloves Championships. He won the 1975 and 1976 175lb Open Championships. He defeated Gerry Cooney in the finals in 1975 and in 1976 he was declared co-champ with his relative Willie Stallings. Davis trained at the Time Out Club in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. His brother is Eddie Davis who also won two New York Golden Gloves Championships.