Johnny Nelson MBE

Johnny Nelson MBE

Johnny Nelson is a former WBO World Champion boxer,  Sky Sports boxing pundit and motivational speaker who speaks about mindset, resilience, as well as race and diversity.

He was awarded an MBE in 2023 for services to boxing and for his support of young people in Yorkshire.

Johnny held the World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight title for seven years from 1999 to 2006 which remains the longest reign of all time.  He won 45 of his 59 fights, 29 of them being from a knock-out.

Johnny is an engaging speaker who shares honest and insightful accounts of his life in the world of boxing but also about the power of mindset, self-belief, overcoming challenges and motivation.

Talking passionately about diversity and inclusion, Johnny believes uncomfortable conversations need to be had about race and history to make positive changes in society.

To book former professional boxer, pundit and motivational speaker Johnny Nelson MBE for your next event contact Great British Speakers today

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“Having recently worked with Johnny Nelson for the Fury v Whyte Fight, I can’t speak highly enough of his professionalism and enthusiasm.

To have someone of Johnny’s renown be so dedicated to achieving the very best outcome at our event was amazing. He was always available for a conversation and his experience proved as the perfect counsel for any ideas we had.

Needless to say our guests loved every minute of Johnny’s Q&A’s and were thrilled that he took so much time to speak with them and provide that depth of experience for which our packages are so well known.”

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