Glen Johnson vs. Erik Skoglund this Saturday, December 13th in Denmark
Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs) has all the motivation he needs to beat Erik Skoglund (21-0, 11 KOs) on December 13 at the Albertslund MusikTeatret in Copenhagen. The legendary Jamaican boxer knows that victory over the rising Swedish star will put him back on the path to world glory.
“Erik is a strong opponent,’’ said Johnson. ‘’He is a very good boxer with great potential, but I’ve not travelled all the way to Denmark to lose!
“As a young boxer you want to achieve something and you want to measure yourself against the best. Erik will be motivated to prove he belongs on the world stage, but I’ll be even more motivated to show the world that I’m still able to get the job done. I still have a lot more to offer.’’
Johnson, a former IBF World Light Heavyweight Champion, has shared the ring with many of the biggest names in modern boxing including Bernard Hopkins, Carl Froch and Roy Jones Jr. At 45 years old, the ‘Road Warrior’ is not yet ready to give up on his dream of reclaiming a world title.
“I take care of myself. I treat my body well,’’ said Johnson. ‘’Age is just a number. I still have the motivation to carry on. I feel great, and as long as I feel this way I will continue. I can’t say for how long, but I’m not fighting just to fight. My goal is to become world champion again.”
Johnson can move a step closer to that goal by beating Skoglund on Saturday night in Copenhagen. Tickets for the Nordic Fight Night are available via billetnet.dk.
Korobov-Lee Officials Announced
World Boxing Organization (WBO) President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work this Saturday, December 13, in the fight for the vacant middleweight title between the #1 ranked Matt Korobov and the #3 ranked Andy Lee, that will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a Top Rank presentation.
For this bout when Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs), from Russia, will face Irish Lee (33-2, 23) for the vacant WBO 160 pounds belt, the referee will be Kenny Bayless, from United States.
The judges for the fight between Korobov and Lee will be Donald Trella (Connecticut), Tim Cheatham (Nevada) and Dick Houck (Nevada), all from United States.
The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Richard De Cuir.
The WBO middleweight title was vacated last September by then champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin.
The bout Korobov-Lee will be broadcast on HBO at 10:00 p.m. (ET).
Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale returns to action tomorrow evening
Top U. S. Heavyweight prospect, Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (12-0, 11 KO’s) returns to action tomorrow evening in an eight-round bout versus heavy-handed Epifanio “Diamante” Mendoza (40-19, 34 KO’s) of Columbia. Breazeale, who is coming off a second round knock-out of his opponent this past August, is ready to get back in the ring and prove why he continues to be a promising young contender.
Just two years after participating in the 2012 Olympic Games, Breazeale has gained attention in the heavyweight division by easily dismantling eleven of the twelve opponents he has faced in four rounds or less. Breazeale’s early
success is due not only to his amazing athletic ability and great work ethic, but also to a great team. Breazeale is advised by the highly recognized Al Haymon, and trained by world-renowned trainer, John Bray.
For the past couple of months, Breazeale has trained diligently at Cross Roads Boxing Gym while awaiting details on his next bout. The uncertainty of not knowing when a fighter’s next bout will be can take a toll on a boxer in training camp, but Breazeale handled it with the skill and finesse of a seasoned veteran.
When asked about his return to the ring, Breazeale, humbly stated, “it’s always a good feeling getting back into the ring. The time between bouts was a little longer than I would have liked, but I made the best of it. I had plenty of great sparring and I continue to learn every day in the gym with my trainer, John Bray. I am definitely ready.”
Bray is also ecstatic about Breazeale’s return as they have worked together daily in the gym on new techniques and is expecting his pupil to effectively demonstrate them. He believes that this upcoming bout is exactly the kind of fight that Breazeale needs as he works toward becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. “Epifanio Mendoza is a seasoned professional who can fight and Dominic is prepared for the challenge. Training camp has gone well; however, keeping sparring partners has been difficult. With that said, I believe Dominic Breazeale has the goods to be the heavyweight champion of the world and bring interest back to the heavyweight division”, said Bray.
The 2012 U.S. Olympian resides just forty-five minutes north of Temecula and you can believe there will be plenty of family, friends, and supporters at this bout; you can’t miss them as they always arrive ready for the rumble dawning “Here Comes Trouble” t-shirts. Staying humble and true to him self, Breazeale is always appreciative of his fans and grateful for the opportunity to fight for them in a venue so close to home.
“They motivate me, and I can guarantee that they will definitely get their money’s worth.”
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