Reggie “Sweet” Johnson Attending International Boxing Hall of Fame
(Houston, Texas) — Wednesday, May 3, 2016, Three-time World Boxing Champion Reggie “Sweet” Johnson, 49, is attending the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., this year.
“I’m going to the Hall of Fame like I have over the years since 2005,” Johnson said. “I like the event because everyone in the world of boxing is there. It’s a good time to catch up with people and the Hall does a great job of taking care of everyone: fans, celebrities, media people, everybody who loves boxing should sometime go to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.”
Johnson, Houston’s first world boxing champion, has a pro boxing record with 44 wins (25 KOs), 7 Losses (0 KOs) and 1 draw. He boxed 374 rounds, has a 48.08 KO percentage and three world titles in two weight divisions: middleweight and light heavyweight.
Johnson will be in Canastota, N.Y., June 9-12 for all the 2016 International Boxing Hall of Fame events including a golf tournament, a banquet, parade, VIP events, a 5K fun run and an autograph card show. Boxing legends, boxing royalty, boxing fans and boxing supporters attend the Official Enshrinement Ceremony.
2016 Inductees to the International Boxing Hall of Fame:
- Hecto “Macho” Camacho
- Lupe Pintor
- Halario Zapata
- Harold Lederman
- Marc Ratner
- Jerry Izenberg
- Colonel Bob Sheridan
Johnson is one of eight men to win titles in middleweight and light heavyweight divisions including: Bob Fitzsimmons*, Dick Tiger*, Sugar Ray Leonard*, Thomas Hearns*, Mike McCallum*, Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins. (*IBHOF Inductees). http://ringtv.craveonline.com/news/393733-best-ive-faced-reggie-johnson
Johnson fought ranked, current and former world champions to earn his world titles including “Irish” Steve Collins, Roy Jones Jr., William Guthrie, Jorge Castro (2X in Argentina), John David Jackson, , Lamar Parks, Ole Klemetsen, Antonio Tarver, Julio Gonzalez, Ki Yun Song, and James Toney.
- Johnson won the IBA Light Heavyweight title in a split decision over Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Feb. 23, 2008, in Lake Charles, LA.
- Johnson knocked out William Guthrie in the fifth round with a one-punch knockout to win the IBF Light Heavyweight Title, Feb. 6, 1998, in Uncasville, CT.
- Johnson a majority decision over Steve Collins for the WBA Middleweight Title, April 22, 1992, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Johnson uses his boxing notoriety to bring support to charities including Anti-Bullying, a national issue, BASECamp Children’s Cancer Charity, Cystic Fibrosis, and Anti-Child Trafficking.