Johnny Gant

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Name: Johnny Gant
Birth Name: John Lestant Gant Sr
Hometown: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 2021-11-17 (Age:72)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

  • The Ring rated Gant as a top ten welterweight contender in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1978.
  • Challenged Angel Espada for the WBA welterweight title on October 11, 1975, and lost by a fifteen-round unanimous decision.
  • Lost to Sugar Ray Leonard by an eighth-round TKO on January 11, 1979.
  • Founder and owner of the Atlanta Art of Boxing Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The center is the base of operations for the Johnny Gant Foundation. The foundation, a non-profit organization, develops sport centric programs for Atlanta area kids that give them constructive, focused outlets and specialized attention and mentorship.