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Marvin Johnson

Full name: Marvin L. Johnson
Nickname(s): Pops
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 12, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Marvin Johnson won the 1971 and 1972 AAU championships and the 1971 Golden Gloves crown. Then in 1972 he took the Olympic trials before losing in the semi-finals at Munich. After the Olympics, Johnson turned professional and did better as a pro than as an amateur. He has fought mostly as a Iight-heavyweight and was able to win the championship of both the WBC (1978-1979) and the WBA (1979-1980). He lost the titles to Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in 1980. He retired in 1986, with a career professional record of 43 wins (35 by KO), and 6 losses.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 18 München Boxing Men's Middleweight United States USA 3T Bronze

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1972 Summer 18 München Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1972-09-08 Lemeshev (URS) , Johnson (USA)
1972 Summer 18 München Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1972-09-07 Johnson (USA) , Montoya (CUB) decision 5 59 60 60 59 59 297
1972 Summer 18 München Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1972-09-04 Johnson (USA) , Jarmer (FRG) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1972 Summer 18 München Boxing United States USA Round One Match #10 1 1972-08-29 Johnson (USA) bye
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