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Skoglund defeats Glen Johnson

Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) took another step towards a world title challenge with a unanimous points victory over Jamaican veteran Glen Johnson (54-20-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen.

The rising Swedish star proved too much for the former IBF World Light Heavyweight Champion, and after ten rounds of action the judges scored the fight 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93.

‘I was pleased with my performance,’’ said Skoglund. ‘It might sound cocky to say, but I felt I was the better boxer on the night. I was one step ahead of him in everything I did. I’ve proved I’m ready for a world level opposition. I want to challenge for a world title in 2015!’’ Continue reading

Glen Johnson: My goal is to become world champion again

Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs) has all the motivation he needs to beat Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) on December 13 at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen. The legendary Jamaican boxer knows that victory over the rising Swedish star will put him back on the path to world glory.

“Erik is a strong opponent,’’ said Johnson. ‘’He is a very good boxer with great potential, but I’ve not travelled all the way to Denmark to lose! Continue reading

Johnson KOs Velasquez to Keep His Comeback Alive

Former three time world champion, Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson once again went on the road to his opponents` backyard and fought on only two weeks notice, as he dominated Velasquez before he turned up his offensive prowess in the fourth round and punished him before a powerful overhand right sent Velasquez to the ropes, promoting his trainer, Roland Estrada to stop the bout at 1:59 in the round, giving Johnson the technical knockout victory.

“Home Sweet Home” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

“I wasn`t please with my performance because my timing was off and I wasn`t as sharp as I wanted because I didn`t have any sparring for this bout; however, I demonstrated good defense and power and more importantly I obtained the victory,” said Johnson.” Continue reading

Glen Johnson KOs Velazquez in four

Boxing’s ageless “Road Warrior” added another highlight-reel knockout to his resume Friday night at Twin River Casino.

Fighting for the first time in Rhode Island, no surprise given his penchant for spanning the globe throughout his career, former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) stopped the game Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled eight-round main event light heavyweight bout at “Home Sweet Home,” presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports. Providence’s Toka Kahn-Clary also won in impressive fashion by technical knockout in the scheduled six-round co-feature. Continue reading

Former champ Glen Johnson invades Rhode Island Feb. 21st

Providence’s Toka Kahn will return to his hometown and put his unbeaten record on the line on the undercard of CES’ Feb. 21st event at Twin River Casino.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 11th, 2014) — The man who once put Roy Jones Jr. to sleep and earned a reputation as boxing’s toughest “Road Warrior” will test his luck in another city far from his home in Jamaica.

Glen Johnson, the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) and The Ring world light heavyweight champion, will headline Classic Entertainment & Sports’ Feb. 21, 2014 card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., when he faces veteran Jaime Velazquez of Pawtucket, R.I., in the 8-round main event of “Home Sweet Home.” Continue reading

Preview: Bobby Gunn Vs. Glen Johnson WBU World Title Clash

Tonight at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn and Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson go head to head for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) Cruiserweight World Championship.

Whilst Johnson has stepped in at the last minute, following Roy Jones Jr. pulling out just a couple of weeks ago, in order to compete in Russia for the lesser WBUv title, as well as that this being Johnson’s first fight in the Cruiserweight division, you can be sure that the ‘Road Warrior’ will be more than ready for the challenge ahead, as becomes very, very clear when you look at his Championship record. Continue reading

Bobby Gunn Ready To Go Out With A Bang Against Glen Johnson

Tomorrow night live from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, former IBA cruiserweight champion of the world and Bare Knuckle Boxing legend Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” will throw hands with ring veteran and former light heavyweight champion Glenn “The Road Warrior” Johnson.

In what has the makings of a ‘Fight of the Year” candidate simply by looking at bother pugilists’ resumes, Gunn and Johnson will battle for the vacant WBU world cruiserweight title. Fight fans can watch the battle live by visiting Continue reading