Johnny Nelson

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Johnny Nelson
Statistics
Real nameIvanson Ranny Nelson[1]
Rated atCruiserweight
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach206 cm (81 in)
NationalityBritish
Born(1967-01-04) 4 January 1967 (age 47)
Sheffield, England, UK
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights59
Wins45
Wins by KO29
Losses12
Draws2
No contests0
 
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Johnny Nelson
Statistics
Real nameIvanson Ranny Nelson[1]
Rated atCruiserweight
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach206 cm (81 in)
NationalityBritish
Born(1967-01-04) 4 January 1967 (age 47)
Sheffield, England, UK
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights59
Wins45
Wins by KO29
Losses12
Draws2
No contests0

Ivanson Ranny "Johnny" Nelson[1] (born 4 January 1967) is a former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He was the WBO cruiserweight champion for over seven years, having successfully defended the title 13 times. Nelson also held the European and British cruiserweight titles. His fight record was 45 wins (29 by knockout), 12 losses and two draws.

Boxing career[edit]

Nelson's 14th defence of his WBO cruiserweight title was scheduled to be against Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli on the undercard for the Joe Calzaghe versus Jeff Lacy WBO/IBF unification bout on 6 March 2006, but an injury picked up by Nelson forced the fight to be cancelled and Nelson announced his decision to retire from professional boxing a few months later on 22 September 2006.

After retirement[edit]

Nelson is now a pundit for Sky Television. Since retirement he has spent some time working with the prison service helping inmates with life management skills.[1] He's also played a role in some charity work, agreeing to fight a charity match against Jos Battle.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nelson's parents split up when he was a young child and he didn't reunite with his biological father until he was in his thirties.[1] He still lives in Sheffield with his wife Debbie and daughters Bailey and India. He also has a daughter called Jorden from a previous relationship. He has published his autobiography Hard Road To Glory.

Professional boxing record[edit]

45 Wins (29 knockouts, 16 decisions), 12 Losses (1 knockout, 11 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win45–12–2Italy Vincenzo CantatoreSD1211-26-2005Italy Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, LazioRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win44–12–2Germany Ruediger MayTKO7 (12)09-04-2004Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Nordrhein-WestfalenRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win43–12–2Bosnia and Herzegovina Alexander PetkovicMD1211-15-2003Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, BayernRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Draw42–12–2Panama Guillermo JonesSD1211-23-2002United Kingdom Derby Storm Arena, Derby, DerbyshireRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win42–12-1United States Ezra SellersKO8 (12)04-06-2002Denmark Cirkusbygningen, Copenhagen, DenmarkRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win41–12–1Russia Alexander VasilievUD1211-24-2001United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, LondonWon vacant WBU Heavyweight Title.
Win40–12–1Argentina Marcelo Fabian DominguezUD1207-21-2001United Kingdom Ponds Forge, Sheffield, YorkshireRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win39-12-1Brazil George AriasUD1201-27-2001United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, LondonRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win38-12-1Australia Adam WattKO5 (12)10-07-2000United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, YorkshireRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win37-12-1Italy Pietro AurinoTKO7 (12)04-08-2000United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, EnglandRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win36-12-1France Christophe GirardKO4 (12)11-06-1999United Kingdom Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, CheshireRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win35–12-1Tonga Sione AsipeliUD1209-18-1999United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win34–12–1Canada Willard LewisTKO4 (12)08-07-1999United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, EssexRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win33-12-1United Kingdom Bruce ScottUD1205-15-1999United Kingdom Ponds Forge, Sheffield, YorkshireRetained WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win32-12-1United Kingdom Carl ThompsonTKO5 (12)03-27-1999United Kingdom Derby Storm Arena, Derby, DerbyshireWon WBO Cruiserweight Title.
Win31-12-1Nigeria Peter ObohRTD6 (8)07-18-1998United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Win30–12–1Belgium Dirk WallynTKO1 (12)10-11-1997United Kingdom Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, YorkshireRetained EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win29-12-1United Kingdom Michael MurrayPTS407-19-1997United Kingdom Wembley Arena, London, England
Win28-12-1France Patrice AouissiKO7 (12)02-22-1997France Berck, Pas-de-Calais, FranceWon vacant EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win27–12–1United Kingdom Dennis AndriesTKO7 (12)12-14-1996United Kingdom Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandWon vacant BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win26–12–1United Kingdom Tony BoothKO2 (6)01-20-1996United Kingdom Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Loss25-12-1Brazil Adilson RodriguesUD1212-03-1995Brazil Sao Paulo, BrazilFor WBF Heavyweight Title.
Loss25-11-1Brazil Adilson RodriguesPTS1208-22-1995Brazil Sao Paulo, BrazilLost WBF Heavyweight Title.
Win25-10-1Kazakhstan Nikolay KulpinUD1211-05-1994Thailand Chiang Mai, ThailandRetained WBF Heavyweight Title.
Loss24–10–1United Kingdom Henry AkinwandePTS1004-05-1994United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, England
Win24–9-1Samoa Jimmy ThunderUD1211-19-1993New Zealand Auckland, New ZealandWon WBF Heavyweight Title.
Loss23–9–1Uganda Franco WanyamaDQ10 (12)10-01-1993Belgium Waregem, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumLost WBF Cruiserweight Title.
Win23–8–1United Kingdom Tom CollinsTKO1 (12)04-11-1993United Kingdom Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, EnglandRetained WBF Cruiserweight Title.
Win22-8-1Australia Dave RussellTKO11 (12)04-30-1993Australia Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWon vacant WBF Cruiserweight Title.
Loss21–8-1South Africa Corrie SandersUD1010-24-1992South Africa Mabopane, North West, South Africa
Loss21–7–1France Norbert EkassiTKO3 (8)08-14-1992France Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, France
Loss21-6-1United States James WarringUD1205-16-1992United States Bealeton, Virginia, United StatesFor IBF Cruiserweight Title.
Win21-5-1Belgium Yves MonsieurTKO8 (12)03-12-1991United Kingdom Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, EnglandRetained EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win20-5-1Germany Markus BottTKO12 (12)12-14-1990Germany Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyWon vacant EBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win19-5-1United States Andre SmithPTS809-05-1990United Kingdom Brighton, Sussex, England
Win18–5–1United States Arthur WeathersTKO2 (8)06-27-1990United Kingdom Kensington, London, England
Win17–5–1United Kingdom Lou GentKO4 (12)03-28-1990United Kingdom Bethnal Green, London, EnglandRetained BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win16-5-1United States Dino HomseyTKO7 (8)02-14-1990United Kingdom Brentwood, Essex, England
Draw15-5-1Puerto Rico Carlos De LeonPTS1201-27-1990United Kingdom Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandFor WBC Cruiserweight Title.
Win15–5United Kingdom Ian BullochKO2 (12)10-02-1989United Kingdom Hanley, Staffordshire, EnglandRetained BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win14–5United Kingdom Andy StraughnTKO8 (12)05-21-1989United Kingdom Finsbury Park, London, EnglandWon BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win13–5United States Steve MorminoTKO2 (8)04-04-1989United Kingdom Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Win12–5United Kingdom Danny LawfordTKO2 (10)10-26-1988United Kingdom Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandWon BBBofC Central Area Cruiserweight Title.
Win11–5United Kingdom Andrew GerrardPTS808-31-1988United Kingdom Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Win10-5United Kingdom Lennie HowardKO2 (8)06-06-1988United Kingdom Mayfair, London, England
Win9-5United Kingdom Crawford AshleyPTS805-04-1988United Kingdom Solihull, West Midlands, England
Win8-5United Kingdom Kenny JonesKO1 (8)04-25-1988United Kingdom Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Win7-5United Kingdom Cordwell HyltonKO1 (8)02-24-1988United Kingdom Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Loss6-5United Kingdom Dennis BaileyPTS802-01-1988United Kingdom Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Win6-4United Kingdom Jon McBeanTKO6 (8)12-14-1987United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Win5-4United Kingdom Byron PullenTKO3 (8)06-03-1987United Kingdom Southwark, London, England
Loss4-4United Kingdom Brian SchumacherPTS804-28-1987United Kingdom Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Win4-3United Kingdom Sean DalyTKO1 (8)04-10-1987United Kingdom Manchester, England
Win3–3United Kingdom Doug YoungPTS603-02-1987United Kingdom Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Win2–3United Kingdom George CarmenPTS601-19-1987United Kingdom Mayfair, London, England
Win1-3United Kingdom Chris LittlePTS611-20-1986United Kingdom Bredbury, Greater Manchester, England
Loss0-3Norway Magne HavnaaPTS410-03-1986Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss0–2United Kingdom Tommy TaylorPTS605-15-1986United Kingdom Dudley, West Midlands, England
Loss0–1United Kingdom Peter BrownPTS603-18-1986United Kingdom Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, EnglandProfessional debut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Johnny Nelson isn't called Johnny". BBC South Yorkshire. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Charity 'Battle' secures cash pot bbc.co.uk (2007-06-01)

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Achievements
Preceded by
Carl Thompson
WBO Cruiserweight Champion
27 March 1999 – 22 September 2006
Retired
Succeeded by
Enzo Maccarinelli
Interim Champ Elavated
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Dave Russell
World Cruiserweight Champion
WBF recognition

30 April 1993 – 1 October 1993
Succeeded by
Franco Wanyana
Preceded by
Jimmy Thunder
World Heavyweight Champion
WBF recognition

19 November 1993 – 22 August 1995
Succeeded by
Adilson Rodrigues
Vacant
Title last held by
Hasim Rahman
World Heavyweight Champion
WBU recognition

24 November 2001  – 4 December 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Georgi Kandelaki