Born August 19, 1927 – Graham, N.C. presently living in Charlotte, N.C. – Boxed 115 professional bouts – first professional fight was at the Jamaica Arena in New York City in 1946 – Last professional fight in Gastonia, N.C. 1965 – Boxed the first bout between a white vs. a black in the South, 1953 Gastonia, N.C. against Big Bill Wilson – Johnson won the decision – Johnson boxed the famous Brown Bomber Joe Louis in six exhibitions, floored Louis in Columbus, Georgia in 1950 – Helped Lou Kemp form the Police Athletic Club in Charlotte, 1951. This boxing club was one of the outstanding clubs in North Carolina at that time. The club is presently called the PAL.

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