Johnny McClain Bio - Former Boxer

BY EWON Updated on 19 March, 2021

Johnny McClain is a retired professional boxer who is a two-time World Champion. Image Source: Social Media.

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Birth Name Johnny Yahya McClain
Birth Day 09/15/1967
Birth place Las Vegas, Nevada
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Profession Professional boxer, Actor, Producer
Height 6 ft. 2 inches

Johnny 'Yahya' McClain is one of the renowned professional boxers to have succeeded in becoming a two-time World Champion. He has been in the boxing world for more than 30 years. Not only did he make a mark in the sports, but he also invested in the entertainment industry.

If you did not know, Johnny McClain is the ex-husband of Muhammad Ali's daughter, Laila Ali, who is also a former professional boxer. Coming back to the topic, let's not waste any further time and get to know more about Johnny McClain's net worth, career, lifestyle, and all.

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Early Life and Family

Johnny McClain's childhood has been kept hidden under the curtains. However, some sources claimed that McClain got involved in the sport of boxing at a young age of 10. He fought under his birth name, Johnny McClain III, and found great success as an amateur and led him to travel throughout the country.

The boxer, Johnny McClain, seems to be very private when it comes to his family. He has been reticent and has not revealed anything about his parents.

Maybe Johnny's dad and mom are not the biggest fans of the spotlight and media. Plus, it does not look like Johnny uses any social media handle where we could see his family photos too. So, in all, Johnny McClain's family are still strangers in the public eye.

Johnny McClain's Net Worth And Career

Johnny McClain is one of the brilliant boxers to have turned his fortune into a grand one from his career. Even if Johnny McClain's net worth has not been revealed yet, his earnings from the boxing career, acting, and producing are mainly included in it.

Earnings From Boxing Career

Yahya began his professional boxing career in 1990. With great dedication, he succeeded in being the WBC Continental American Light Heavyweight Champion within five years.

Then, he moved up in weight and went on to become the WBU Cruiser Weight Champion of the world, twice in his career. Since he has been boxing for over 30 years, Johnny McClain's net worth probably comprises the majority of earnings from this sport only.

Johnny's paycheck per match seemed to be a hefty one. He had a remarkable career and also possibly has a vast fortune.

Earnings As Actor And Producer

According to IMDb, Yahya McClain is the C.E.O. of YES Filmworks Inc. and also has been in the entertainment world for more than 30 years. He learned the management and promotional aspect of the entertainment business.

In 1990, he founded a promotional company called Yahya Worldwide that promoted jazz concerts in Atlanta, Georgia, and Las Vegas. Similarly, in 1995, Johnny began acting and developed a strong passion for bringing his thoughts from scripts to screen.

He also co-wrote and co-produced 'The Soda Pop Dance Show' that aired weekly, live in Las Vegas. Along with that Yahya helped produce the film, Heroes in 2009, and also created a reality show, Comedy Camp, with Shawty, the comedian in 2010.

Therefore, as the C.E.O. of YES Filmworks Inc., and also being an actor, and producer, Johnny McClain seems to have made promising money that is included in his net worth.

In 2002, Yahya had also opened Absoloot Boxing and Fitness Gym. We assume he gathered good income from there as well. So, out of the boxing career, Johnny possibly made a considerable fortune.

McClain's Ex-Wife Is Muhammad Ali's Daughter

In March 1999, Yahya began training and advising Muhammad Ali's daughter, Laila Ali. Johnny worked tirelessly to make sure that Laila stayed on the path to success with the right pace. She also secured endorsements and spearheading her entire boxing career.

And on Aug 27, 2000, the two married each other to get down with their marital life. McClain then had been managing Laila Ali's career until they decided to divorce each other in 2005. The reason behind the split is still vague, but it looks like they had issues while they were in a relationship.

Johnny McClain's ex-wife

Then, Laila married her second husband, Curtis Conway, the former NFL player, in July 2007. Together, they have a son and daughter, born in August 2008 and April 2011, respectively. But, Johnny McClain, on the other hand, has kept his personal life and relationship very private. It is not revealed whether he has got a wife at the moment or not.


  • Johnny McClain was born on Sep 15, 1967.
  • His hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
  • Johnny's production company, YES Filmworks' debut project, was the movie called "C.I.G.A.R."

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Published on 06 August, 2020

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