Marvin Johnson

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Marvin Johnson
Alias: Pops
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 179cm
Reach: 184cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Manager: Arnold Weise
Trainer: Colion Chaney (1973-1987)
Promoter: J Russell Peltz

Amateur Accomplishments

  • Johnson started boxing when he was 14.
  • Won the 1971 National Golden Gloves light heavyweight (175 lb.) championship, March 22 at Fort Worth Texas vs. Felton Woods of Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Won the 1971 National AAU light heavyweight (178 lb.) championship.
  • Won The 1972 National Golden Gloves middleweight (165lb.) championship, March 20 at Minneapolis, Minnesota vs. Tonny Ruckler of Buffalo, NY.
  • Represented the United States at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, earning a bronze medal in the 165 pound class, after he was knocked out in the second round of a semifinal by eventual gold medalist Vyacheslav Lemeshev of the Soviet Union.

Olympic Results

Preceded by:
Felton Woods
National Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Verbie Garland
Preceded by:
Nathaniel Jackson
National AAU Light Heavyweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Hernando Molyneaux
Preceded by:
Jerry Dobbs
National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Roy Hollis

Professional Accomplishments


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Preceded by:
Mate Parlov
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1978 Dec 2 – 1979 Apr 22
Succeeded by:
Matthew Franklin
Preceded by:
Victor Emilio Galindez
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1979 Nov 30 – 1980 Mar 31
Succeeded by:
Eddie Gregory
Preceded by:
Michael Spinks
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1986 Feb 9 – 1987 May 23
Succeeded by:
Leslie Stewart