American heavyweight tag team Kevin Johnson and Joey Abell aim to make it a double Brit bashing this Saturday (15th February) night at the Copper Box Arena.
Johnson takes on Dereck Chisora for his WBO and WBA International titles in the main event, while Abell faces undefeated Tyson Fury in the ten-round chief support,
The pair joined forces at today’s media work-out at the Peacock Gym in East London as they looked to derail plans of a massive summer showdown between Chisora and Fury.
Former WBC World Heavyweight title challenger Johnson said, “London is a beautiful city with beautiful people who always treat me well when I come here, but on Saturday night I must destroy one of it’s residents. Mr. Chisora cannot and will not beat me. He is a fine boxer and puncher and has my respect, but I’m in fantastic shape, the best of my career, I’m here and ready to fight ‘till the end and dish out a whupping to this Brit,”
“Kevin Johnson is no stepping stone, pebble or step, for nobody. This is my golden ticket back into the top of the division and by beating Chisora it opens the gates to more big fights and more of that lovely big money,”
“I’d be happy to come back here in the summer and take Mr. Chisora’s place against Tyson Fury at one of your super outdoor soccer stadiums, the weather has got to be better then than it is now, right?. Chisora will have to get to the back of the queue for his rematch with Fury, I’ve got my own unfinished business with him.”
“But my main man here, Joey Abell, could mess that up because he’s hitting so hard, he could well fell that big ‘ol oak tree Tyson Fury on Saturday night. It could be ‘Timber’ for Tyson when Joey lands on that big jaw of his,”
“I’m here and ready to do my job on Chisora, just watch me on Saturday night, Kingpin Johnson, the Brit Basher, knocking out Britain’s Mr. Dereck Chisora!”
Big-hitting Abell, who’s stopped 28 out of his 29 wins in 38 fights, added, “I’m going straight for the knockout, Tyson has been hit and hurt plenty of times before, but he’s got a big fighting heart and he gets back up to win, this time when he gets hit by me he’s staying down,”
“I’m reading that Fury had some trouble recently in his personal life and I’m sorry to hear that, but I’ve got to say that it’s just the start of his problems and he’ll have a big one against me on Saturday night,”
“He’s a big man, 6ft 9in or something, he’s got plenty of body to smash into and breakdown before that chin becomes open and exposed ready for a big right hand and then it’s goodnight for Fury,”
“I haven’t come here to make up the numbers. Me and Kevin have spoken, we ain’t going to be the fall guys here, we’re here to win, we’ve come to conquer Great Britain!”
“It’s going to be bringing a war to Fury, make no mistake. This is the biggest night of my life, it would be like winning the lottery to knockout Fury. I’ll lay it on the line and make a prediction, I’ll KO him inside five, I’m that confident.”
Remaining tickets for Rock The Box III, priced from £40 are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or online at www.eventim.co.uk
The show will be televised live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com
Canadian fans may watch all the action on Fight Network, starting at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT), while Americans can view on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of $24.95 via DIRECTV, iN Demand, DISH, Avail-TVN. Integrated Sports Media is distributing this major British boxing event in the United States on behalf of Fight Network. It may also be viewed in the United States on GFL.TV.