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Johnny Lee Fields, Sr ., 1947 - 2011

Johnny Fields Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


This 1972 photograph depicts local boxer Johnny Fields as he is being weighed in at the 1972 National Golden Gloves "Tournament of Champions" Boxing Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnny Fields is originally from nearby Moorefield, West Virginia He was a member of the Romney High School (Hampshire County, West Virginia) Basketball team. He later boxed for the local Has-Beens Organization. He compiled an amateur record of 67 wins and only three losses, and a professional record of 21 wins and only four losses.

During the early and mid to late 1970s Johnny Fields would go on to win the West Virginia Golden Gloves Boxing Championship, the Maryland Golden Gloves Boxing Championship, the 1972 Light-Heavyweight Open Class Diamond Belt Boxing Championship in Pittsburgh, and would be recognized as the "Most Outstanding Boxer" in the Washington, DC Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament.


Text provided by Johnny Fields

Photograph courtesy of Derik Stephens.

Johnny's obituary can be found here

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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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