Johnny Bumphus Death – Obituary: Tacoma boxing legend dies at 59.
Family and friends are mourning the death of Johnny Bumphus who passed away today.
Johnny Bumphus lost out on the Olympics when the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games. Deemed one of “Tomorrow’s Champions,” Bumphus won vacant WBA 140lb title in 1984 . He died today at 59.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
Johnny Bumphus, former junior welterweight champ, dies at age 59 https://t.co/Q0fDVV0M8j
— Bible of Boxing (@ringmagazine) February 5, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
In 1970, world champions Johnny Bumphus, Rocky Lockridge, and Leo Randolph (who also won Olympic gold) were all students at McCarver Elementary @TNTAdam
Tacoma boxing legend dies at 59. ‘Bump City’ was slated to fight in the 1980 Olympicshttps://t.co/Zz3SykamEJ
— Ken Whitney (@KenWhitney) February 5, 2020
I just mentioned Johnny Bumphus in my last column. After a 341-16 amateur career, he lost out on the Olympics when the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games. Deemed one of “Tomorrow’s Champions,” Bumphus won vacant WBA 140lb title in 1984 . He died today at 59. RIP “Bump City.” pic.twitter.com/HlQ2tDmAYe
— Matthew Aguilar (@MatthewAguilar5) February 5, 2020