Johnny du Plooy

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Johnny du Plooy
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Real nameJohnny du Plooy
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Nationality South African
Born( 1964-09-27)27 September 1964
Gauteng, South Africa
Died12 April 2013(2013-04-12) (aged 48)
Boxing record
Total fights33
Wins27
Wins by KO22
Losses5
Draws1

Johnny du Plooy (27 September 1964 – 12 April 2013 [1] ) was a former South African heavyweight boxer best known for his win over former WBA World Heavyweight champion Mike Weaver. He challenged once for the WBO World Heavyweight title in 1989.

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Boxing career

Amateur career

du Plooy had a very impressive amateur record of 196-4.

Professional career

The tall 6'3 South African boxer began his career in 1985 with 17 straight wins. He then lost to ex-champ Mike Weaver by 7th round KO. He later avenged this defeat by knocking out Mike Weaver in two rounds and in 1989 challenged Francesco Damiani for the vacant WBO heavyweight title. Du Plooy was knocked out in the third round in the World Boxing Organization's inaugural heavyweight world title bout. After this, he fought 15 more fights, compiling an overall record of 27 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. All of du Plooy's losses were stoppages to known opponents such as Renaldo Snipes, Francesco Damiani, Pierre Coetzer, and Corrie Sanders. Du Plooy retired in 1993 after a win, and scored another comeback win in 1997 but promptly retired. [1]

Death

Du Plooy became overweight after his retirement. He suffered from heart problems in the few years leading up to his death. Several months before his death, he had a heart attack.

Professional boxing record

27 Wins (22 knockouts, 5 decisions), 5 Losses (5 knockouts, 0 decisions), 1 Draw [2]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Win--Benjamin ManyubeTKO215 June 1997 Flag of South Africa.svg DLI Hall, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Win8–5–1 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Samson MahlanguTKO626 June 1993 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss10–0 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Corrie Sanders KO127 July 1991 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana South Africa Heavyweight Title.
Win30–6–2 Flag of the United States.svg Philipp BrownUD816 March 1991 Flag of Italy.svg Palazzo Dello Sport, Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy80–74, 80–74, 80–72.
Win26–6 Flag of the United States.svg Tim TomashekTKO58 November 1990 Flag of Mississippi.svg Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Loss31–2 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Pierre Coetzer TKO24 August 1990 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win27–2 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Roy Murphy PTS109 June 1990 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss23–0 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Damiani KO36 May 1989 Flag of Italy.svg Syracuse, Sicily, Italy WBO World Heavyweight Title.
Win11–1–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mike RousePTS1025 February 1989 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win17–5–1 Flag of the United States.svg Everett MartinKO718 December 1988 Flag of Florida.svg Orlando, Florida, United StatesMartin knocked out at 1:59 of the seventh round.
Win18–2–2 Flag of the United States.svg James Pritchard TKO1022 October 1988 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Loss30–7–1 Flag of the United States.svg Renaldo Snipes TKO712 August 1988 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Eagles Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Draw18–2–1 Flag of the United States.svg James Pritchard PTS102 July 1988 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win31–13–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Weaver KO230 April 1988 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win21–5 Flag of the United States.svg James Broad KO427 February 1988 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Loss30–13–1 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Weaver TKO728 November 1987 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win20–5 Flag of the United States.svg Ricky Parkey KO1031 October 1987 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win25–2 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bennie KnoetzeKO112 September 1987 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Kwa Thema Civic Centre, Springs, Transvaal, South Africa
Win11–6–2 Flag of the United States.svg Tyrone Booze KO227 July 1987 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win36–12–1 Flag of the United States.svg James Tillis TKO1023 June 1987 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win15–5 Flag of the United States.svg David Bey KO927 April 1987 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win13–2–1 Flag of the United States.svg K.P. PorterKO67 February 1987 Flag of Bophuthatswana (1972-1994).svg Superbowl, Sun City, Bophuthatswana
Win19–9 Flag of the United States.svg David Jaco KO222 November 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win25–10 Flag of the United States.svg Steve ZouskiKO430 October 1986 Flag of Connecticut.svg Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesZouski knocked out at 2:56 of the fourth round.
Win28–6–1 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie TaylorTKO46 October 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Durban, Natal, South Africa
Win14–11 Flag of the United States.svg Mike JamesonPTS101 September 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg West Ridge Park, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Win9–9–1 Flag of the United States.svg Stanley RossPTS814 May 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win14–4–1 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ron EllisTKO22 April 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg West Ridge Park, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Win9–0 Flag of the United States.svg Linus WilletteTKO119 February 1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win7–5–3 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Hannes van den BergKO318 December 1985 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Win2–1 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Howard MpepesiTKO57 September 1985 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Win4–2–1 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Blessing Sibusiso MbuyaziTKO110 July 1985 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg West Ridge Park, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Win1–5–2 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Sophonia NaileTKO127 April 1985 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

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References

  1. 1 2 "Johnny du Plooy dies". Sport24. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. "BoxRec - Johnny Du Plooy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2012.