Johnny Nelson


Johnny Nelson was born in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom on January 4th, 1967 and is the Boxer. At the age of 57, Johnny Nelson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1967
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
57 years old
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Johnny Nelson Life

Ivanson Ranny "Johnny" Nelson (born 4 January 1967) is a British retired professional boxer who competed from 1986 to 2005.

He is the longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 1999 to 2005, with thirteen happy defenses, a record shared with Marco Huck.

Nelson also held the British cruiserweight title twice between 1989 and 1997, as well as the European cruiserweight title twice between 1990 and 1998.

BoxRec rates him as the second best cruiserweight of all time.

Life after boxing

Nelson is now an analyst for Sky Sports. Since retirement, he has spent time in the prison system assisting prisoners in learning life skills. He has also done some charitable work, deciding to face Jos Battle in a charity match.

Personal life

Nelson's mother was Cuban-Jamaican; his father, Dominican, was Dominican. Nelson's parents split up when he was young, and he didn't reunite with his biological father until he was in his thirties. Nelson's autobiography, Hard Road to Glory, appeared in 2010.


Johnny Nelson Career

Professional career

Nelson started training at Wincobank gym in Sheffield under manager Brendan Ingle, who also went on to prepare Naseem Hamed and Kell Brook. He began his fighting career as an amateur, losing ten of his thirteen bouts.

Nelson's 15th WBO cruiserweight title was supposed to be against Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli on the undercard for the Joe Calzaghe/IBF unification bout on March 6, 2006, but Nelson's knee injury sustained during sparring forced the fight to be cancelled, and Nelson announced his retirement from professional boxing a few months later on September 22nd 2006.


JOHNNY NELSON: Thuggish and rude, Tyson Fury and his camp left me cold with their conduct in Saudi... mental health issues don't excuse his behaviour and it's time to say 'we've had enough', May 19, 2024
JOHNNY NELSON: Let me address the elephant in the room, sympathy for Tyson Fury this morning is thin on the ground. I always love the Brit to win but there is a growing amount of people who follow our sport that are happy he didn't. And you have to ask, why is that? There is a responsibility that comes with being a world champion and how Tyson and his entourage conduct themselves in the build-up to a fight leaves me cold. It's thuggish, it's rude and it can't be excused as big fight showmanship any more.

Lennox Lewis insists Tyson Fury 'WILL be back', while Johnny Nelson claims he could retire... how boxing icons are reacting after Oleksandr Usyk's split decision victory over the Gypsy King, May 19, 2024
Billed as the Ring of Fire, this gutsy showdown in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was arguably the biggest of the 21st century. Fury lost his spotless record of 35 wins without defeat and though he claimed he wanted to activate the rematch clause, the reaction to his prospects has been mixed. Lennox Lewis, the former undisputed champion until he retired in 2004, wrote on X: 'Fury will learn from this and he'll be back! Losing is also part of the game, it's how you respond to a loss that makes all the difference.'

A boxing legend's guide to the tiny details that reveal EXACTLY who will win between Fury and Usyk - and the Ukrainian's 'kryptonite' that could end the fight in seconds, May 18, 2024
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk finally face off in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to determine who will be crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. As both fighters head into the unification bout as undefeated champions, there is little to separate Fury and Usyk before the first bell, with both heavyweights boasting varying styles on the canvas. Johnny Nelson provides Mail Sport with his ultimate guide for the showpiece fight, taking a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each boxer and the tactics each camp will look to utilise.