John Michael Johnson
(born June 3, 1968, in San Antonio, Texas
) was an American bantamweight boxer
. He briefly held a championship in that division.
Known as "Bam Bam," Johnson turned professional in 1986. In 1994 he won the WBA
bantamweight title by knocking out Junior Jones
in the 11th round. Later that year, Johnson lost the belt
in his first defense to Daorung Chuvatana
via a first round technical knockout. In 1999 challenged Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
for the vacant IBF super bantamweight
title but lost a decision.
Johnson is married to Sandra Johnson. They have three children, John Michael Johnson Jr., Alexandra Marie Johnson, and Jessica Michelle Johnson.
In 2001 Johnson made a comeback and scored four victories, including a technical knockout over Antonio Diaz and a knockout in the first round over Augie Sanchez
. Due to his success, he was named Ring Magazine comeback of the year
. Johnson lost both of his bouts in 2002 and retired later in the year.