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Johnny Fuller Biography

Johnny Fuller was more than just a renowned bodybuilder; he was a multifaceted athlete who made a lasting impact on the world of fitness and sports. His journey took him from the sunny shores of Jamaica to the bustling gyms of California, with numerous stops in between.

Born in Jamaica, Johnny Fuller moved to England in 1978, and from there, he embarked on a journey that would lead him to become a celebrated figure in the world of bodybuilding and sports. While he would eventually become a world champion, his story is one of hard work, dedication, and a love for athleticism.

Fuller’s bodybuilding career took off in the 1970s and 1980s, a time when the sport was experiencing a surge in popularity. He showcased his incredible physique on stages across the globe, and in 1980, he reached the pinnacle of the amateur bodybuilding world by triumphing in both the European and World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships. These victories were a testament to his unwavering commitment to the sport.

One of the highlights of Johnny’s bodybuilding journey was his time spent in California. There, he trained in the renowned gyms of the Golden State, alongside legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger. His dedication and hard work in those gyms helped solidify his reputation as a world-class bodybuilder.

Despite his international success, Johnny remained deeply connected to the town of Bournemouth, England, where he lived for many years. It was in Bournemouth that he frequented the YMCA’s gym on Westover Road. He not only left his mark in the world of bodybuilding but was also a well-known and respected character in the local community.

Johnny Fuller’s talents extended far beyond the bodybuilding stage. He was a true polymath when it came to sports and fitness. In addition to bodybuilding, he had a successful career as a professional boxer, dedicating six years to the sweet science. He held a black belt in karate, showcasing his prowess in martial arts. Furthermore, Johnny had a background in football, playing for West Indian clubs, and he was a schoolboy champion sprinter.

As impressive as his athletic achievements were, Johnny Fuller’s humility set him apart. His achievements spoke volumes about his dedication, but he was not one to boast about his successes. Those who knew him remember him as a modest and unassuming figure, despite his incredible accomplishments.

After his days in the limelight as a world champion bodybuilder, Johnny found a new role in Bournemouth. He became a familiar face at various clubs and bars, working as a doorman and continuing to be a beloved figure in the local scene. His gentle demeanor and unassuming presence endeared him to the people he encountered.

Despite being a world champion and former Mr. Bournemouth, Johnny Fuller never let his success go to his head. His journey from Jamaica to England, through the world of bodybuilding and professional sports, was a testament to his dedication, hard work, and love for athleticism. He was a true role model, showcasing the power of modesty and perseverance in the face of success.

Johnny Fuller’s legacy lives on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him, whether through his contributions to bodybuilding or his impact on the Bournemouth community. His story is a reminder that greatness is not defined solely by one’s accomplishments but also by their character and the lives they touch along the way.

Johnny Fuller Bodybuilding Competition History

Mr Universe – NABBA, Medium, Did not place

Mr Britain – NABBA, Short, 5th
Mr Universe – NABBA, Short, 4th
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 8th

European Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
Mr International – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 1st
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 3rd

European Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st

Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Belgium – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix California – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix New England – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Wales – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix Washington – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix World Cup – IFBB, 4th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 8th
Professional World Cup – IFBB, 4th
World Grand Prix – IFBB, 3rd

Grand Prix Belgium – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 5th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 9th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 3rd

Grand Prix England – IFBB, 6th
Grand Prix Las Vegas – IFBB, 9th
Grand Prix Portland – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Sweden – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Switzerland – IFBB, 7th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 4th
Olympia – IFBB, 8th
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 6th

Olympia – IFBB, 18th

Universe – Pro – NABBA, Did not place
World Pro Championships – IFBB, 13th

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