- Welcome to the official web site of Howard Davis Jr. - one the most decorated amateur boxers in U.S. history.
Raised by Howard & Catherine Davis in Glen Cove, NY - Davis is the oldest of 10 children.
As an amateur boxer, Davis Jr. was trained by his father, a former boxer himself.
In 1976, Howard Davis Jr. won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Lightweight division in Montreal, Canada. Davis was also named the Outstanding Boxer of the 1976 Olympics and awarded the Val Barker Trophy, during the Olympics that included Sugar Ray Leonard, Michael Spinks and Leon Spinks.
His Olympic victory came just one week after his mother passed away of a heart attack.
Other Amateur Accomplishments include:
1973-1976 4-time New York Golden Gloves Champion. Davis Jr. made history by winning the Golden Gloves four consecutive years.
2-Time National AAU Champion 1973 & 1976.
North American Champion 1973.
3-Time New York Metropolitian Champion 1974, 1975, 1976.
1974 World Championships (125 lbs) in Havana, Cuba.
First American to win.
In 1976 Howard Davis Jr. defeated Thomas Hearns in the amateurs in Las Vegas at the National AAU finals, which qualified him for the Olympic trials in Ohio.
Deafeated Aaron Pryor in the Olympic trials to earn a berth spot on the 1976 Olympic team at 132 pounds.
Won the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal.
Upon his return from the Olympics - the City of Glen Clove - honored him with a parade.
Davis Jr. turned pro after winning the Olympics. He retired in 1988 and made brief comeback in 1994. Davis officially retired in 1996 with a professional record of: 36-6-1 with 14 KO's.
His hometown welcomed him back home in 2009 with a street naming ceremony to honor him as well as his late father - Howard Davis Sr.
Davis served as Boxing Director at American Top Team in Florida for 8 years. Now, he's the CEO of Fight Time Promotions, the leader in MMA pro fights in South Florida.
Davis Jr. is writing a book about his life & plays 4 musical instruments during his "down" time and also serves as motivational speaker at events.
Davis lives in Florida with his wife and Business Partner - Karla Guadamuz-Davis and their daughter.
MIXED MARTIAL ART CHAMPIONS TURN TO HOWARD DAVIS JR. TO BETTER PERFECT THEIR STAND-UP SKILLS.
The "Iceman" Chuck Liddell getting boxing tips from Howard Davis Jr.
Mike Brown prepares for next big fight.
Thiago "Pitbull" Alves.