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Johnny Bredahl Johansen (born 27 August 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark), known professionally as Johnny Bredahl or Johny Wahid Johansen, is a retired professional boxer in the bantamweight (118 lb) division. Bredahl is the former WBA world bantamweight champion.[1] Bredahl fought at the bantamweight division but did also compete at divisions either side.

Johnny Bredahl
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Real nameJohnny Bredahl Johansen
Weight(s)Bantamweight
Super flyweight
Height5 ft. 8 in. (173 cm.)
NationalityDenmark Danish
Born (1968-08-27) August 27, 1968 (age 50)
Copenhagen, Denmark
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights58
Wins56
Wins by KO26
Losses2
Draws0
No contests0

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Amateur careerEdit

Bredahl boxed as an amateur and represented Denmark in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea before turning professional.

Professional careerEdit

In December 1988, Bredahl turn professional winning his first fight at the Sheraton Hotel in Copenhagen, when Bredahl beat England's Gordon Stobie with a points decision over six rounds. Bredahl won seven of his first eight fights in a similar fashion.

Bredahl won his first title belt, the Vacant EBU (European) Bantamweight Title, in March 1992 with a seven-round knockout win over Scotland's Donnie Hood. Later that year Bredahl won the WBO Super Flyweight Title with a win over Jose Quirino.

Bredahl first opportunity to fight for a recognised world title belt came in December 1995 when he challenged Northern Ireland's Wayne McCullough for his WBC Bantamweight title. However, Bredahl suffered the first defeat on his career when McCullough beat Bredahl by a knockout in the seventh round to retain his title.

Bredahl won the Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title in his next fight and in June 1998, Brodie won the WBU Bantamweight Title and added the Vacant IBC Bantamweight Title in May 1995.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boxrec Fighter Page
  • Boxrec. "Johnny Bredahl". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 2 March 2007.

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Sporting positions
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
José Quirino
WBO super flyweight champion
September 4, 1992 - 1994
Vacates
Vacant
Title next held by
Johnny Tapia
Preceded by
Eidy Moya
WBA bantamweight champion
April 19, 2002 - February 26, 2005
Retires
Vacant
Title next held by
Volodymyr Sydorenko
Minor world boxing titles
Inaugural Champion IBO bantamweight champion
February 16, 1996 - 1998
Vacates
Vacant
Title next held by
Noel Wilders