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Glen Johnson Talks Priot to Tonight’s Fight vs. Andrzej Fonfara at the UIC Pavilion

by on Jul.13, 2012, under Boxing News

Interview by Sam Geraci

Photo of Glen Johnson by Juan C. Ayllon

Photo of Glen Johnson by Juan C. Ayllon

“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…)

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Castillo Makes Weight! Johnson/Fonfara Set to Go Tomorrow Night

by on Jul.13, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

439CHICAGO, IL, July 12, 2012 — Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo made weight easily today at the official weigh-in for his showdown tomorrow night (Friday, July 13) against Ivan Popoca at the “CROSSROADS” boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

All the other main participants did as well. (continue reading…)

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Quotes from Today’s CROSSROADS Press Conferences Featuring Glen Johnson/Andrzej Fonfara

by on Jul.12, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Hometown favorite Andrzej Fonfara faces "Road Warrior" Glen Johnson on Friday

Hometown favorite Andrzej Fonfara faces "Road Warrior" Glen Johnson on Friday

GARY, IN/NILES, IL, July 11, 2012 — All four principal fighters were respectful and professional to each other at two separate press conferences were held today, one at the MAJESTIC STAR CASINO in Gary, Indiana, and one at PLAYBOOK SPORTS BAR in Niles, Illinois, to discuss this Friday’s (July 13) “CROSSROADS” boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

Crossroads is presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing and will feature former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) taking on “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in the 10-round light heavyweight main event and former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) facing Chicago fan favorite Ivan Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round welterweight co-main. (continue reading…)

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Tickets Moving Fast or Crossroads Boxing in Chicago

by on Jul.12, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, July 11, 2012 — Tickets continue to move briskly for this Friday’s (July 13) “CROSSROADS” boxing event at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, as nearly all the floor seats are now sold, with thousands of seats already sold in the other price denominations as well.

Based on advance sales and the buzz of excitement throughout the city, a very large crowd is expected. (continue reading…)

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Fans/Media Flock to CROSSROADS Open Workout in Chicago

by on Jul.11, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

436CHICAGO, IL, July 11, 2012 — As evidenced by today’s heavy turnout at a public/media workout, excitement is building in Chicago for this Friday’s (July 13) “CROSSROADS” boxing event presented by 8 Count and Warriors Boxing at the UIC Pavilion and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

A huge group of reporters and fans packed into Chicago’s 8 Count Gym to watch Glen Johnson, Andrzej Fonfara, Jose Luis Castillo and Ivan Popoca go through light workouts and talk to fans and reporters afterward. (continue reading…)

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