Derrick Webster vs. William Johnson tonight on CBS Sports
Memphis, Tennessee ( May 29, 2015)– TONIGHT at the W.C. Handy Pavilion in Memphis, Tennessee, undefeated Super Middleweight, Derrick “Take it to the Bank” Webster will make his first start of 2015 when he takes on William Johnson in a six-round bout that is part of a card that will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
Webster is promoted by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.
Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 18-0 with 9 knockouts and has not been sitting idle during the six months he has not been in the ring.
“Training has been great. We had some dates moved on us, so we stayed at home for camp. We used a lot of different sparring partners and I have a new strength and conditioning coach. I did a lot of new things such as running the bleachers, some great ab work as well, ” said Webster.
Webster has been no stranger to layoffs as guys are not running fast to face the 6’4″ inch southpaw who has displayed good boxing ability and power.
“It frustrates me but I have been dealing with it my whole career. I know I should be a lot further along but now I have promoters and managers (D & D Management) that should help ease that problem. So with that in mind, I can’t wait to see what is to come.”
In Johnson, Webster is fighting a guy with a pedestrian record but that was not by choice.
“It is hard to get up for this opponent. We had at least 12 guys turn down the fight for one reason or another. There is nothing I can do to make guys fight me. I am just going into this fight to get a win and start fighting the upper echelon guys. I think I will come right back in July and we will be fighting for some regional titles.”
“I appreciate the support. I love my family and fans. This fight will end in a knockout. I am glad I can display this on national television and the world will finally recognize what they have been missing and that is that I am the best southpaw in boxing.”