The 18-1 Callum Johnson, one of Matchroom Boxing’s prospects, went in the promotions show “The Lockdown Tapes.”
Johnson is ready to get back in the ring ASAP. He wants the fight with Joshua Buatsi to get back as quick as possible. He wanted to Igor Mikhalkin for the vacant EBU European Title before COVID-19 shut the entire world down.
“The Buatsi fight is going to happen,” said Johnson. “It’s the easier fight to make and whether it happens next or the one after I believe it will and it’s a good fight that will generate a lot of interest with the British fight fans.”
While Johnson wants another shot at a world title, he knows it will be tough. But he feels that winning the EBU title will put him in the right direction.
“It may be tough to get a World Title shot but if the European Title clash happens then that will put me right back up there in contention. If I am European Champ I feel the promoters can make it happen but it’s also down to getting the opportunities.”
Callum Johnson collecting hardware
Johnson eyes the EBU belt for his collection. But he still covets the one big belt.
“I have got to focus on getting that European belt as it is a good one for the collection and I’d have British, Commonwealth, European then go for the World. When things do get back to normal I will be ready. I’m training really hard and consistently and I think I’m in the best shape of my life.”
Johnson feels like he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in. He knows the limitations of age, but he is ready to put on the good shows he can while he can for his fans.
“I have another two or three good years in me that I think a lot of people are going to enjoy. I am 34 going on 25! The improvements I have made in the last seven weeks have been exciting and I can’t wait to get back in there.”