Stunning Mark Johnson 1999 IBF Championship Belt 
Lot Number 1193
Quantity: Bid Starts: 06/22/2008 16:00:00 
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Born August 13, 1971 in Washington, D.C., Mark Johnson became one of the top pound-for-pound fighters of the 1990s. Winning the 1989 US Amateur Light Flyweight Championship put Johnson on his way to the impressive 44-5-0 record, including a trio of World Championship victories in the Flyweight division and an historic thirteen consecutive title defenses. The champ known as Too Sharp has chosen Huggins & Scott as the exclusive auction house for his many prized possessions. While the majority of items, including IBF and WBO World Championship belts, will be featured in our October 2008 auction, we are thrilled to offer Johnson’s second International Boxing Federation championship belt. Johnson obtained this IBF Super Flyweight belt on April 24, 1999 as he convincingly defeated Thai legend Sor Vorapin via unanimous decision. The ten-pound belt is beautifully decorated with a large IBF center plate (9” in diameter) containing over (120) decorative stones and two 5” circular medals on either side. The reverse presents magnificently as well, displaying the official 5x4 IBF seal and a black sharpie signature (“10”) from the Champ penned in our presence at our Silver Spring, MD headquarters. With a neatly lined cotton interior, the red leather belt shines brilliantly and displays minimal wear, which is uncommon for these seldom-seen relics. Scheduled to lace up the gloves for an upcoming bout on his way towards a fourth world championship, we wish Too Sharp the best of luck. Accompanying the belt is the original display trunk and a signed affidavit from Johnson noting provenance directly from himself to Huggins and Scott Auctions. 
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