Halquist signs Kevin Johnson

23.03.05 - Northwest boxing promoter, Brian Halquist, announced today that he has signed heavyweight Kevin Johnson. “Kevin is one of the best young heavyweight prospects in the world” Halquist said. “Johnson, who is 25 years old, had fifteen amateur fights going 14-1. He is undefeated as a pro (7-0-1, 4kos)..

Kevin has already proven himself as a “prospect”, an overused term in the sport of boxing these days” Halquist continued. Johnson, in his fourth pro fight, drew with Russian Timor Ibragimov (now 19-0-1) on ShoBox in June of 2004 and beat Robert Wiggins (19-3-1) in September of last year. “Not bad for a fighter who, in his entire career (amateur and professional) has only had twenty-three total fights” Halquist commented. The signing just happened in New York.

“I saw Kevin work out in the gym in New Jersey. He is a committed professional athlete and we couldn’t be more exited to have him on our team. To steal a quote from the late, great gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, ‘We are paying for the ticket and taking the ride’. It’s a ride that will be fast and furious!” Halquist said.

Article posted on 23.03.2005

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