Johnny Nelson


Former WBO Cruiseweight Champion Johnny Nelson is a retired British boxer and sports speaker known for his impressive sporting career and work as a TV presenter, pundit and boxing speaker for Sky Sports.

Born in Sheffield in 1967 Johnny Nelson, born Ivanson Ranny Nelson, took part in almost sixty fights, boasting a winning knockout score of 29/59. He is remembered by most for his seven year reign as WBO Cruiseweight Champion, a title he successfully defended an impressive thirteen times. Retiring from boxing in 2006 Nelson now works as a dedicated boxing speaker and has held positions as a pundit and sports speaker on a number of television broadcasts.

Undefeated in his position as WBO Champion Johnny Nelson has a deep understanding of the inner strength and determination needed to defend such a title; his work as a boxing speaker not only discusses the highs and lows of his career but also touch on the importance of confidence and self-development in the achievement of ones goals.

Since retiring Johnny Nelson has complimented his work as a boxing after dinner speaker with much charity fundraising and has even taken part in charity boxing matches in spite of the injuries that ultimately caused his professional retirement.

To book Johnny Nelson as the boxing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Johnny is known to cover the following topics:

  • Boxing Success
  • Sporting Success
  • Title Defense
  • Importance Of Confidence
  • Self-Development

“It turned out to be one of the best speeches in history, he’s a pleasure to work with and a professional.”
Matt ClarkActiv Red