Tag: Glen Johnson
LONDON, Saturday, December 15th – George Groves, the Commonwealth super-middleweight champion, floored Glen Johnson in the 12th and final round en route to a lop-sided unanimous decision.
The 24-year-old Groves was made to work hard at times by the wily, determined Johnson who coming into this bout had lost four of his last five fights. (continue reading…)
By Sam Geraci
On July 13, 2012, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson announced his retirement after rising prospect Andrzej Fonfara convincingly outpointed him in Chicago in front of an overwhelmingly pro-Fonfara crowd.
If the fight was Johnson’s last, and there hasn’t been any indication in the past week to suggest otherwise, what a typical Johnson-like fight to go out on: on the road against a young, tall, and hungry prospect in a fight most big names who are due for one more big payday, especially Johnson, shouldn’t have taken. (continue reading…)
CHICAGO — Following his loss to Andrzej Fofara and subsequent announcement of his retirement from boxing at the UIC Pavilion on Friday, July 13th, the former IBF Light Heavyweight Champion, Glen Johnson, exited with his fiance, Angela Waugh.
“If I can’t beat Fonfara,” he said, “What’s the sense of moving forward.” (continue reading…)
By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos coutesy of Tom Barnes (http://www.tomba-images.com/)
CHICAGO, July 13, 2012 – The last time Andrzej Fonfara fought on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he was stopped inside two rounds. That was four years and two days ago, to be precise, at the Aragon Ballroom, and his opponent was Derrick Findley, a squat and muscular, hard-slugging brawler.
Six foot-two and 160 lbs. back then, Fonfara looked like a spindly fawn trying to fend off a hungry bulldog with quick, sharp pokes from its left forepaw. He was surprisingly effective until the roof crashed down on him in the second. (continue reading…)
Interview by Sam Geraci
“The best guys need to compete against a certain level of fighter…don’t listen to the commentators most of the time.”
– Glen Johnson
CHICAGO, IL — The following interview with Glen Johnson took place on July12th, 2012 at the Palmer House in Chicago immediately before Johnson made weight for his July 13th fight against Andrzej Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion.
SG: Let’s get right to it. What happens after this fight assuming that you win?
GJ: We’ll look at the fight and then see who wants to fight.They got Bernard Hopkins out there and we’ll see if he’s interested. Certainly,there is Kelly Pavlik. We’ll see. He says he wants to make another step up sowe’ll see.
SG: How much longer doyou intend to fight?
GJ: It all depends on how I’m feeling. I don’t really have atime slot. It could be in the next fight or it could be two more fights; Idon’t know maybe a year or two years later. (continue reading…)