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BOXING: Glen Johnson ready for first fight in cruiserweight

Published: Friday December 13, 2013 | 1:37 pm Comments 0
Glen Johnson – File
Glen Johnson – File

Jamaican boxer Glen Johnson says he is ready for his cruiserweight title fight against Canadian Bobby Gunn on December 18 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Johnson, a former light heavyweight champion signed for the 10-round bout a month ago as a replacement for Roy Jones Jr.

Despite the short notice, Johnson says he is in shape because he was in training for a fight in Russia.

This will be the 44-year-old Johnson’s first fight at cruiserweight.

He won his last fight on April 19 by a second-round knockout in the Dominican Republic against low-level opponent Junior Ramos.

However, Johnson of Miami had lost his previous four bouts, albeit against top opposition, including Carl Froch and Lucian Bute in super middleweight world title fights.

Gunn has also lost his last two fights.


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