Eddie Johnson competed as a featherweight boxer at the 1948 Olympics, after defeating LSU boxer Doug Ellwood in the US trials. At the London Olympics Johnson won two matches but then lost in the quarter-finals to South African [Dennis Shepherd], who went on to win the silver medal. At the time of his Olympic participation Johnson was in the US Army. Johnson stayed in the military and was a career non-commissioned officer.
|1948 Summer||20||London||Boxing||Men's Featherweight||United States||USA||5T|
|1948 Summer||20||London||Boxing||United States||USA||Quarter-Finals||Match #2||2||1948-08-11||Shepherd (RSA) , Johnson (USA)|
|1948 Summer||20||London||Boxing||United States||USA||Round Two||Match #3||1||1948-08-10||Johnson (USA) , Álvez (URU)||decision|
|1948 Summer||20||London||Boxing||United States||USA||Round One||Match #6||1||1948-08-07||Johnson (USA) , Goslin (NZL)||referee stops contest||3|