John Dino Denis

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John Dino Denis
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Statistics
Real name John Dino Denis
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft
Reach 29 in
Nationality American
Born (1951-04-22) April 22, 1951 (age 69)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 52
Wins 45
Wins by KO 20
Losses 5
Draws 2
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John Dino Denis, born on 22 April 1951, is an American Boxer.[1] His first professional boxing fight came at the age of 21, in 1972.

Boxing career

John Dino Denis started his career by fighting boxer Henry Lawson three times (winning all three). His star rose with 25 more wins (and 1 draw against Obie English), including a first round knockout of Humphrey McBride. His winning streak was ended by legendary heavyweight George Foreman, who defeated John by a 4th round TKO. Denis stunned ringside fans and a national television audience on CBS meeting Foreman's pre-fight "Listonesque" stare with an equally threatening intensity.[2] He fought Foreman on equal terms, stunning the former champion with several punches in the second round but a vicious body assault by Foreman took Dino's legs away in the third. Foreman's power prevailed in the next round and the fight was stopped. His next fight also resulted in a loss against Leroy Jones. However, he won his next 7 fights, defeating boxers such as Charlie Polite, Jerry Thompkins, and others. Although, his 7 win streak was again cut short, this time to another boxer with devastating punching power, Gerry Cooney, whom he lost to by 3rd round TKO. He attempted another win streak, this time lasting 9 fights, before he lost two fights in a row against Donnie Long and Joe Bugner. His last two fights ended in 1 win and 1 draw. Overall, he amassed an impressive record of 45 wins (20 by knockout), 5 losses, and 2 draws.[3]

Trivia

Professional boxing record

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Florida |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tony Poolie |TKO |3 |09/11/1990 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Florida |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:No2Loss |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Joe Bugner |TKO |3 |16/02/1983 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:No2Loss |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Donnie Long |TKO |7 |30/12/1982 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Ken Schmidt |TKO |4 |13/08/1982 |align=left|Template:Flagicon New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon James Dixon |PTS |10 |04/06/1982 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Al Green |KO |1 |23/12/1981 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Henry Porter |PTS |8 |03/10/1981 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Don Halpin |UD |10 |28/07/1981 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Don Halpin |SD |10 |13/06/1981 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Johnny Warr |PTS |8 |12/04/1981 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Chuck Findlay |PTS |10 |15/12/1980 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Hynes Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Al Brooks |TKO |3 |16/10/1980 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Wonderland Ballroom, Revere, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:No2Loss |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Gerry Cooney |TKO |3 |09/11/1979 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Madison Square Garden, New York City |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Jesse Crown |KO |2 |29/06/1979 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Cranston, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tyrone Harlee |PTS |10 |20/06/1979 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Dave "Doc" Wilson |PTS |10 |28/06/1978 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon CJ Bar Brown |PTS |10 |10/05/1978 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Jerry Thompkins |PTS |10 |01/03/1978 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon CJ Bar Brown |TKO |8 |28/01/1978 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Charley Polite |UD |10 |25/11/1977 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:No2Loss |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Leroy Jones |PTS |8 |27/03/1977 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Texas |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:No2Loss |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon George Foreman |TKO |4 |15/10/1976 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Scott LeDoux |UD |10 |26/06/1976 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Draw |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Obie English |PTS |10 |05/04/1976 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Joe Maye |PTS |10 |21/11/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon José "King" Roman |UD |10 |30/09/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Walker Simmons |TKO |4 |26/08/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Jimmy Cross |TKO |6 |27/06/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Hartford, Connecticut |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon GG Maldonado |TKO |4 |28/05/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Jerry Huston, Jr. |UD |12 |11/04/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon New Bedford Armory, New Bedford, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tony Burwell |TKO |7 |24/03/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Mike Boswell |UD |10 |03/02/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon WNAC-TV, Boston, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Terry Daniels |UD |10 |26/01/1975 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tommy Kost |TKO |6 |09/10/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Charlie "Emperor" Harris |TKO |5 |28/08/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tommy Sheehan |TKO |8 |24/06/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon New Bedford, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Brian O'Melia |UD |10 |24/04/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Enrique Benito Rodriguez |PTS |8 |02/04/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Columbia Music Hall, West Hartford, Connecticut |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Edmund Stewart |PTS |10 |09/02/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Billy "Moleman" Williams |UD |6 |28/01/1974 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Madison Square Garden, New York City |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Cliff McDonald |TKO |5 |14/11/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Sylvester Wilder |KO |5 |06/10/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Brockton High School, Brockton, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Humphrey McBride |TKO |1 |10/09/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Clyde Brown |TKO |2 |14/08/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon New Bedford, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Paul Simonetti |TKO |5 |23/06/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Tracy Morrison |KO |4 |23/02/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Roseland Ballroom, Taunton, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Brian O'Melia |PTS |6 |09/02/1973 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Madison Square Garden, New York City |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Richard "Big Pitt" Pittman |PTS |6 |07/12/1972 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Marist High School, Bayonne, New Jersey |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Henry Lawson |PTS |4 |15/09/1972 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Henry Lawson |KO |1 |28/08/1972 |align=left|Template:Flagicon New Bedford, Massachusetts |align=left|Template:Small |- |Template:Yes2Win |Template:Small |align=left|Template:Flagicon Henry Lawson |PTS |4 |24/06/1972 |align=left|Template:Flagicon Providence, Rhode Island |align=left|Template:Small |}

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