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Black History Month: Celebrating Black Fighters

Mark Johnson

Mark Too Sharp Johnson
Marcellus Joseph Johnson, better known as Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson was one of the most skilled technicians in boxing history.

A slick southpaw, Johnson won titles at Flyweight and Super Flyweight twice. Johnson holds the distinction of being the first African American boxer to win a title at Flyweight.

Many of the other marquee fighters of his day, such as Johnny Tapia, Danny Romero, Michael Carbajal and Ricardo López are widely considered to have avoided Johnson in his prime. In 2012, Johnson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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