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Howard Edward Davis Jr. was an amateur and professional boxer who won a gold medal in the 1974 Havana World Amateur Championships and the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Davis was awarded the Val Barker Trophy for the most outstanding fighter at the ’76 Olympics, beating out such notable Americans as Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks as well as Cuban legend, Teofilo Stevenson.
Davis finished his amateur career with a record of 125-5, beating Aaron Pryor and Thomas Hearns along the way. As a pro, Davis went 36-6-1, 14 KOs.