Arthur Johnson

Cityscape
5:08 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

From Champion Boxer To Gospel Music: East St. Louis Native Arthur Johnson Has Varied Career

Arthur Johnson
(Courtesy: Arthur Johnson)

East St. Louis native Arthur Anthony Johnson’s varied career has taken him from world champion boxer to contemporary gospel music artist.

Johnson’s remarkable story as an amateur boxer who competed for the United States in the 1988 Olympics and retired in his early twenties before mounting an incredible comeback as a professional boxer who would win three world titles is detailed in a documentary called “Greatest Comeback.”  His story is also presented in a new album of the same name.

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