Honouring Ontario Olympians: 8 week countdown to Beijing

Every week until the Olympic opening ceremonies,  Boxing Ontario will pay homage to  Ontario amatuer boxers who paved the olympic road for Adam Trupish.

This week we honour:

Chris Johnson (boxer)

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men’s Boxing
Olympic Games


1992 Barcelona


World Amateur Championships


1991 Sydney


Commonwealth Games


1990 Auckland


Pan American Games


1991 Havana


Chris Omar Johnson born August 8, 1971 in Manchester, Jamaica who won a Middleweight Bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Canada. In 1990 he won the gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Chris was raised in Kitchener, ON with his three brothers, Greg, Wayne, and Kevin, and sister, Necoal.

Presently, Chris is the trainer at his local club in Mississauga, Chris Johnson’s Fighting Alliance, whom he trains numerous up and coming boxing champions.

Amateur Career

1992 Summer Olympics Results

  • Defeated Mohamed Siluvangi (Zaire) TKO 3
  • Defeated Stefan Trendafilov (Bulgaria) TKO 1
  • Lost to Chris Byrd (USA) 3-17

    1992 75kg Senior Male Champion
    1991 Boxing Canada Best Boxer of the Year
    1991 World Championships Bronze Medalist
    1991 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
    1991 75kg Senior Male Champion
    1990 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist
    1990 75kg Senior Male Champion
    1988 71kg Junior Male Champion


    Chris with his coach Arnie Boehm

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