Glengoffe Donovan Johnson
(born January 2, 1969 in Clarendon, Jamaica
) is a professional boxer
, nicknamed Gentleman
andthe Road Warrior
. He stands at 180cm
, around 5'11" tall. Johnson has fought in the middleweight
, super middleweight
, and light heavyweight
divisions and has held the IBF
and Ring magazine
championships at light heavyweight.
Johnson arrived in southern Florida
at the age of 15. He would not begin boxing as an amateur until a few years later.Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson was a late bloomer of the sport, starting at 20 years old in Miami, Florida at an emerging police boxing gym. Johnson compiled an amateur record of 35-5 and was a two-time Florida State Golden Gloves Champion, once at 165 and at the other at 178-pounds.
Johnson won his first 32 professional fights before challenging Bernard Hopkins
for the IBF middleweight title in 1997. He suffered a technical knockout in the 11th round.
He added eight more to his tally of losses before drawing with and then beating Clinton Woods
with a unanimous decision to earn the IBF light heavyweight title. His next fight came against former champion Roy Jones Jr.
In an upset, he knocked Jones out in the ninth round of their September 2004 fight.
The subsequent split decision victory over Antonio Tarver
that December made him The Ring light heavyweight boxing champion. He was chosen the 2004 fighter of the year by the Boxing Writer's Association of... Read More