1996-99 Mark 2 Sharp Johnson IBF World Championship Belt 
Lot Number 462
 
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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 an 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 which are being offered here and in the noted following lots. This particular lot is a true piece of history, noted as Johnson’s first World Championship victory. Johnson obtained this IBF Flyweight belt on May 4, 1996 as he convincingly defeated Francisco Tejedor via first round knockout. 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 some minor surface- and display-wear generally associated with 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 signed affidavit from Mark Johnson directly produced for and issued to Huggins and Scott Auctions. 
 
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