Jimmi Bredahl

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Jimmi Bredahl

Name: Jimmi Bredahl
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Stance: Southpaw
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Brother of fellow pro fighter Johnny Bredahl

Jimmi Bredahl, aslo known as Jimmy Bredahl, (born on 26 August 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional boxer in the super featherweight division. Bredahl is the former WBA world bantamweight champion and the older brother of fellow boxer Johnny Bredahl.

Professional career

In March 1989, Bredahl turned professional winning his first fight in Braedstrup, when Bredahl beat England's Des Gargano with a points decision over six rounds.

Title fights

Bredahl won his first title belt, the vacant EBU (European) super featherweight title, in March 1992 with an eleventh round knockout win over France's Pierre Lorcy. The following weekend his brother Johnny won the bantamweight version of the European title.

In his next fight, later that year Bredahl won the WBO super featherweight title with a win over Daniel Londas. On the same bill his brother Johnny won the super flyweight version of the WBO title.

De La Hoya fight

Bredahl's highest profile fight in March 1994 at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California in the United States when he challenged Oscar De La Hoya for the WBO super featherweight title. However, Bredahl suffered the first defeat of his career when De La Hoya beat Bredahl. After being on the canvas in the first and second rounds Bredahl lost by knockout in the tenth round to lose his title.

Bredahl then lost a European super featherweight title fight later that year to Jacobin Yoma.

Preceded by:
Daniel Londas
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
1992 Sep 4 – 1994 Mar 5
Succeeded by:
Oscar De La Hoya