Charlie Brown (boxer)

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Charlie "Choo Choo" Brown (born April 16, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional boxer in the lightweight (135 lb) division.

Pro career[edit]

Known as "Choo-Choo" Brown, Brown turned pro in 1979 and captured the vacant newly created IBF lightweight title with a decision win over Melvin Paul in 1984. He lost the belt in his first defense to Harry Arroyo the same year. He never fought for another major title and retired after 11 consecutive losses in 1993, including losses to Loreto Garza, Cornelius Boza Edwards, and José Luis Ramírez.


Brown should not to be confused with Charlie "Whitelightning" Brown, a world class Lightweight who boxed at the same time as this Brown, or Charles Brown, a former Olympic boxer.

Preceded by
Inaugural champion
IBF Lightweight Champion
30 Jan 1984 – 15 Apr 1984
Succeeded by
Harry Arroyo

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