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Glen Johnson: The Road Warrior Comes Home

HOLLYWOOD, FL, July 12 – Former world light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson is used to traveling into his opponents’ backyards to display the skills that have earned him a reputation as one of the top 175-pound fighters of this era.. But on Friday, July 27th, at the Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel’s 4,500 seat arena, ‘The Road Warrior’ will get a rare home game when he puts his number one IBF ranking on the line against dangerous knockout artist Fred Moore in the main event of the inaugural ‘Rumble in Paradise’ series.

"Rumble In Paradise" is promoted and produced by Richard Dobral’s Bad Dog Productions. July 27th’s inaugural card, “Ring of Fire” will be co-promoted with Seminole Warriors Boxing. Future shows, featuring local talent as well as nationally-known boxers, will be held on August 24, September 21, and November 21.

Tickets, priced at $100, $50 and $20, with VIP tables of eight also available, may be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, or by calling Bad Dog Productions at (305) 265-1437. The Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel located at N.W. 72nd Avenue and SR 836 in Miami, Florida.

Glen Johnson (45-11-2, 30 KOs) is a throwback fighter in the best sense of the word, a hard-nosed warrior who would have been among the elite in any era of boxing history. An aggressive battler who owns wins over Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver, among others, this former world light heavyweight champion and 2004 Fighter of The Year is poised to make another run at the world title, a point emphasized by his 11th round TKO of former world titlist Montell Griffin in May, a win that earned him the IBF’s number one world ranking and guaranteed him a shot at champion Clinton Woods.

Six foot three southpaw ‘Fabulous’ Fred Moore (30-6, 27 KOs) has gone through a series of ups and downs over the course of a career that began in 1994, but after a two-year break from the ring, the hard-hitting Philadelphia native is eager to get back in the game and fulfill his promise by taking out one of the division’s best in Glen Johnson.

Also scheduled to see action on the high-impact July 27th card are 12-1 Damian ‘Devo’ Frias, Alex Brenes, and heavyweights Colin Fern and Henry Fuentes.

Article posted on 13.07.2007



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