Happy Birthday to Leavander Johnson – Atlantic City’s Unforgotten Warrior

Written by Rob Scott

Leavander Johnson Continues to Fuel Fighting Spirits in AC

Atlantic City – It has been thirteen years since the tragic passing of Atlantic City’s own, Leavander Johnson. It was a loss felt throughout the boxing world, as well as the community where Johnson grew up and called home.

While his impact in death had been a blow, his life and career has given the proverbial punch needed to keep his legacy alive.

Celebrating One of the Greatest’s Birthday

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame today celebrates the birthday, December 24, 1969, of the former IBF world lightweight champion, Leavander William Johnson.

Leavander Johnson Statue

A boxing who’s who gathered on May 26th, 27th and 28th – Memorial Day weekend 2017, at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City for even further acknowledgement of Johnson’s impact when he along with his father/trainer, Mr. Bill Johnson, were both inducted into the ACBHOF’s inaugural class.

Their names, along with those of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Arturo Gatti, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Larry Hazzard and so many more were permanently enshrined as acknowledgement of the impact they all have unquestionably made to the sport of boxing.

Atlantic City’s Leavander Johnson…gone, but still not forgotten.

Look for our talk with the well respected Mr. Bill Johnson, (link), on the ACBHOF blog. He talks in depth about different subjects that will definitely peak interests.

Additional Writing

Here are some links from doghouseboxing.com of one of Leavander’s very last interviews and subsequent pieces after his untimely passing.

Leavander Johnson: “There’s a new sheriff in town.”
10 Bells for Leavander Johnson
Leavander Johnson – In Remembrance

Disclaimer: All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame is not liable for any errors or omissions in this information. Any opinions or inquiries that you may have you can forward them to Rob Scott at robscottxl@msn.com.

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