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Arthur Johnson

Full name: Arthur Anthony Johnson
Nickname(s): Flash
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: February 16, 1966 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Minnesota Golden Gophers, Saint Paul (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Arthur Johnson was a seven-time Golden Gloves champion during his amateur career, boxing as a light-flyweight and flyweight. After the Seoul Olympics Johnson continued to fight as an amateur until 1992, when he turned professional. He fought in the pro ranks until 2003, with a professional record of 22 wins (14 by KO) and 6 losses.

Johnson fought for world titles four times, but never managed to win one. In 1994 he lost by decision to Pichit Suthbanprachan for the IBF flyweight crown. John Tapia defeated Johnson for the WBO super-flyweight belt in 1995. In 1998 Johnson fought Mark Johnson (no relation) for the IBF flyweight championship, losing by knockout in the 1st round, his only career loss by knockout. His fourth attempt at a world title came in 2000 when he lost a decision to IBF bantamweight champion [Tim Austin]. Arthur Johnson did hold lesser crowns, winning the North American flyweight title, and the National Boxing Association bantamweight and junior-featherweight titles, and won the International intercontinental championship.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Boxing Men's Flyweight United States USA 9T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Boxing United States USA Round Three Match #7 2 1988-09-25 Kim (KOR) , Johnson (USA) 0 58 57 58 56 55 284
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #13 1 1988-09-21 Johnson (USA) , Singh (NEP) referee stops contest (head blow) 2 3:00
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Boxing United States USA Round One Match #26 1 1988-09-18 Johnson (USA) , Mannai (ITA) 5 59 59 60 59 60 297 decision
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