Johnny du Plooy

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Johnny DuPlooy
Statistics
Real nameJohnny DuPlooy
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
NationalitySouth African
Born(1964-09-27)September 27, 1964
Gauteng, South Africa
DiedApril 12, 2013(2013-04-12) (aged 48)
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins27
Wins by KO22
Losses5
Draws1
 
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Johnny DuPlooy
Statistics
Real nameJohnny DuPlooy
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
NationalitySouth African
Born(1964-09-27)September 27, 1964
Gauteng, South Africa
DiedApril 12, 2013(2013-04-12) (aged 48)
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins27
Wins by KO22
Losses5
Draws1

Johnny DuPlooy (27 September 1964 – 12 April 2013[1]) was a former South African heavyweight boxer best known for his win over former WBA World Heavyweight champion Mike Weaver.

Boxing career[edit]

The tall 6`3 South African boxer started his career in 1985 and beat 17 opponents. He then was stopped cold after losing to ex-champ Mike Weaver by 7th round KO. He later avenged this fight by knocking out Mike Weaver in two rounds and in 1989 challenged Francesco Damiani for the vacant WBO heavyweight title,(DuPlooy was Kayoed in the third round) in the World Boxing Organization's inaugural heavyweight world title bout. After this, he fought 15 more fights, compiling an overall record of 27 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. All of DuPlooy's losses were stoppages to known opponents such as Renaldo Snipes, Francesco Damiani, Pierre Coetzer, and Corrie Sanders. DuPlooy retired in 1993 after a win, and scored another comeback win in 1997 but promptly reretired.[1]

Death[edit]

DuPlooy became grossly overweight after his retirement. He suffered from heart problems in the few years leading up to his death. Several months before his death, he had a heart attack.

Professional boxing record[edit]

27 Wins (22 knockouts, 5 decisions), 5 Losses (5 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win--Benjamin ManyubeTKO215/06/1997South Africa DLI Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win8-5-1South Africa Samson MahlanguTKO626/06/1993Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss10-0South Africa Corrie SandersKO127/07/1991Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, BophuthatswanaSouth Africa Heavyweight Title.
Win30-6-2United States Philipp BrownUD816/03/1991Italy Palazzo Dello Sport, Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy80-74, 80-74, 80-72.
Win26-6United States Tim "Doughboy" TomashekTKO508/11/1990Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Loss31-2South Africa Pierre CoetzerTKO204/08/1990Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win27-2United States Lee Roy MurphyPTS1009/06/1990Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss23-0Italy Francesco DamianiKO306/05/1989Italy Syracuse, Sicily, ItalyWBO World Heavyweight Title.
Win11-1-1United States Mike "Big House" RousePTS1025/02/1989Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win17-5-1United States Everett MartinKO718/12/1988Florida Orlando, Florida, United StatesMartin knocked out at 1:59 of the seventh round.
Win18-2-2United States James PritchardTKO1022/10/1988Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss30-7-1United States Renaldo SnipesTKO712/08/1988Wisconsin Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw18-2-1United States James PritchardPTS1002/07/1988Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win31-13-1United States Mike "Hercules" WeaverKO230/04/1988Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win21-5United States James BroadKO427/02/1988South Africa Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Loss30-13-1United States Mike "Hercules" WeaverTKO728/11/1987South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win20-5United States Ricky ParkeyKO1031/10/1987Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win25-2South Africa Bennie KnoetzeKO112/09/1987South Africa Kwa Thema Civic Centre, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa
Win11-6-2United States Tyrone BoozeKO227/07/1987South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win36-12-1United States James TillisTKO1023/06/1987South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win15-5United States David BeyKO927/04/1987South Africa Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win13-2-1United States K.P. PorterKO607/02/1987Bophuthatswana Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win19-9United States David JacoKO222/11/1986South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win25-10United States Steve ZouskiKO430/10/1986Connecticut Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesZouski knocked out at 2:56 of the fourth round.
Win28-6-1United States Eddie "Young Joe Louis" TaylorTKO406/10/1986South Africa Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win14-11United States Mike JamesonPTS1001/09/1986South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win9-9-1United States Stanley "Steamer" RossPTS814/05/1986South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win14-4-1South Africa Ron "Doc" EllisTKO202/04/1986South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win9-0United States Linus WilletteTKO119/02/1986South Africa Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win7-5-3South Africa Hannes van den BergKO318/12/1985South Africa Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Win2-1South Africa Howard MpepesiTKO507/09/1985South Africa Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Win4-2-1South Africa Blessing Sibusiso MbuyaziTKO110/07/1985South Africa West Ridge Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win1-5-2South Africa Sophonia NaileTKO127/04/1985South Africa Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnny du Plooy dies". Sport24. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-05-09.