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 also has a son named Nelson Johnny. 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 Rome, Lazio, ItalyWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 116–111, 115–112, 112–115
Win44–12–2Germany Ruediger MayTKO709-04-2004Germany Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:29 of the seventh round
Win43–12–2Bosnia and Herzegovina Alexander PetkovicMD1211-15-2003Germany Bayreuth, Bayern, GermanyWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 115–113, 115–113, 114–114.
Draw42–12–2Panama Guillermo JonesSD1211-23-2002England Derby, Derbyshire, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 116–113, 113–115, 114–114.
Win42–12-1United States Ezra SellersKO804-06-2002Denmark Copenhagen, DenmarkWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Sellers knocked out at 2:39 of the eighth round.
Win41–12–1Russia Alexander VasilievUD1211-24-2001England Bethnal Green, London, United KingdomWBU World Heavyweight Title. 120–107, 119–109, 118–110.
Win40–12–1Argentina Marcelo Fabian DominguezUD1207-21-2001England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 117–110, 117–110, 119–108.
Win39-12-1Brazil George AriasUD1201-27-2001England Bethnal Green, London, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 120–108, 120–110, 119–110.
Win38-12-1Australia Adam WattKO510-07-2000England Doncaster, Yorkshire, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Watt knocked out at 2:12 of the fifth round.
Win37-12-1Italy Pietro AurinoTKO704-08-2000England Bethnal Green, London, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:23 of the seventh round.
Win36-12-1France Christophe GirardKO411-06-1999England Widnes, Cheshire, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Girard knocked out at 2:34 of the fourth round.
Win35–12-1Tonga Sione AsipeliUD1209-18-1999United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 118–108, 119–107, 119–107.
Win34–12–1Canada Willard LewisTKO408-07-1999England Dagenham, Essex, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. Lewis retired at 3:00 of the fourth round.
Win33-12-1United Kingdom Bruce ScottUD1205-15-1999England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWBO World Cruiserweight Title. 117–111, 119–108, 118–109.
Win32-12-1United Kingdom Carl ThompsonTKO503-27-1999England Derby, Derbyshire, United KingdomWon WBO World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:42 of the fifth round.
Win31-12-1Nigeria Peter ObohTKO607-18-1998England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win30–12–1Belgium Dirk WallynTKO110-11-1997England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomEBU Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:13 of the first round.
Win29-12-1United Kingdom Michael MurrayPTS407-19-1997England Wembley, London, United Kingdom
Win28-12-1France Patrice AouissiKO702-22-1997France Berck, Pas-de-Calais, FranceEBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win27–12–1United Kingdom Dennis AndriesTKO712-14-1996England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomBBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win26–12–1United Kingdom Tony BoothKO201-20-1996England Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Loss25-12-1Brazil Adilson RodriguesUD1212-03-1995Brazil Sao Paulo, BrazilWBF World Heavyweight Title. 116–117, 114–116, 114–117.
Loss25-11-1Brazil Adilson RodriguesPTS1208-22-1995Brazil Sao Paulo, BrazilWBF World Heavyweight Title.
Win25-10-1Kazakhstan Nikolay KulpinUD1211-05-1994Thailand Chiang Mai, ThailandWBF World Heavyweight Title.
Loss24–10–1United Kingdom Henry AkinwandePTS1004-05-1994England Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
Win24–9-1Samoa Jimmy ThunderUD1211-19-1993New Zealand Auckland, New ZealandWBF World Heavyweight Title. 115–114, 115–112, 119–111.
Loss23–9–1Uganda Franco WanyamaDQ1010-01-1993Belgium Waregem, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumWBF World Cruiserweight Title.
Win23–8–1United Kingdom Tom Elton CollinsTKO104-11-1993England Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomWBF World Cruiserweight Title.
Win22-8-1Australia Dave RussellTKO1104-30-1993Australia Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaWBF World Cruiserweight Title.
Loss21–8-1South Africa Corrie SandersUD1010-24-1992South Africa Mabopane, North West, South Africa92–99, 89–99, 89–100.
Loss21–7–1France Norbert EkassiTKO308-14-1992France Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, France
Loss21-6-1United States James WarringUD1205-16-1992United States Bealeton, Virginia, United StatesIBF World Cruiserweight Title. 111–118, 108–120, 111–117.
Win21-5-1Belgium Yves MonsieurTKO803-12-1991England Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomEBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win20-5-1Germany Markus BottTKO1212-14-1990Germany Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyEBU Cruiserweight Title.
Win19-5-1United States Andre SmithPTS809-05-1990England Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom79.5–77.5.
Win18–5–1United States Arthur WeathersTKO206-27-1990England Kensington, London, United KingdomReferee stopped the bout at 0:25 of the second round.
Win17–5–1United Kingdom Lou GentKO403-28-1990England Bethnal Green, London, United KingdomBBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win16-5-1United States Dino HomseyTKO702-14-1990England Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Draw15-5-1Puerto Rico Carlos De LeonPTS1201-27-1990England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomWBC World Cruiserweight Title.
Win15–5–0United Kingdom Ian BullochKO210-02-1989England Hanley, Staffordshire, United KingdomBBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win14–5–0United Kingdom Andy StraughnTKO805-21-1989England Finsbury Park, London, United KingdomBBBofC British Cruiserweight Title.
Win13–5–0United States Steve MorminoTKO204-04-1989England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomReferee stopped the bout at 1:56 of the second round.
Win12–5–0United Kingdom Danny LawfordTKO210-26-1988England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United KingdomBBBofC Central Area Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:53 of the second round.
Win11–5-0United Kingdom Andrew GerrardPTS808-31-1988England Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Win10-5-0United Kingdom Lennie HowardKO206-06-1988England Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win9-5-0United Kingdom Crawford AshleyPTS805-04-1988England Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom79–77.5.
Win8-5-0United Kingdom Kenny JonesKO104-25-1988England Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Win7-5-0United Kingdom Cordwell HyltonKO102-24-1988England Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Loss6-5-0United Kingdom Dennis BaileyPTS802-01-1988England Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Win6-4-0United Kingdom Jon McBeanTKO612-14-1987England Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win5-4-0United Kingdom Byron PullenTKO306-03-1987England Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Loss4-4-0United Kingdom Brian SchumacherPTS804-28-1987England Halifax, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win4-3-0United Kingdom Sean DalyTKO104-10-1987England Manchester, United KingdomReferee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the first round.
Win3–3-0United Kingdom Doug YoungPTS603-02-1987England Huddersfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Win2–3–0United Kingdom George CarmenPTS601-19-1987England Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win1-3-0United Kingdom Chris LittlePTS611-20-1986England Bredbury, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom60–57.
Loss0-3-0Norway Magne HavnaaPTS410-03-1986Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Loss0–2-0United Kingdom Tommy TaylorPTS605-15-1986England Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Loss0–1-0United Kingdom Peter BrownPTS603-18-1986England Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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