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Johnny Saxton (born July 4, 1930 in Newark, NJ) was an American boxer who won the welterweight championship.

Saxton beat Kid Gavilan in 1954 to become the welterweight champion. The lost the title the following year to Tony DeMarco. In 1956 he won the title again by beating Carmen Basilio, but lost the title in a rematch with Basilio later in the year. He retired in 1958.

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Preceded by
Kid Gavilan
World Welterweight Champion
Oct 20, 1954– Apr 1, 1955
Succeeded by
Tony DeMarco
Preceded by
Carmen Basilio
World Welterweight Champion
March 14, 1956– Sept 12, 1956
Succeeded by
Carmen Basilio