Johnny " Ivanson " Nelson was born on the 4th of
January 1967. A professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He was the
WBO Cruiserweight World Champion for over six years. The world title
came by when he defeated Carl Thompson in 1999. Johnny then successfully
defended the title 13 times. He also previously held the WBU & WBF
Cruiserweight title. His fight record is 45 wins ( 29 by knockout ) 12
losses, 2 draws.
Johnny had a good number of high profile fights. His 14th defence of the
WBO cruiserweight title was scheduled against Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli
for March 2006, but an injury forced the fight to be cancelled and
Johnny announced his retirement from professional boxing a few months
later in September 2006 due to that injury.
Johnny is now a pundit for the Sky
Television Network. Since his retirement from the ring he has spent time
working with young people. Johnny has worked with the prison services,
businesses and football clubs to show young people how the choices we
make early in life are so important to how you live the rest of your
Johnny still lives in Sheffield with his wife
and two daughters.
Johnny’s autobiography Hard Road To Glory is available from all good
Available for motivational
and after dinner presentations by contacting