After joining forces with Frank Warren earlier this year, former mild heavyweight title challenger Callum Johnson is formally set to finish a two-year layoff in opposition to Bosnia’s Emil Markic on Queensberry’s April twenty fourth Denzel Bentley-Felix Money card.
Johnson (18-1, 13 KO) has struggled badly with inactivity this final half-decade, managing simply three fights since 2016. In his protection, they had been fairly good fights; he demolished Frank Buglioni in half a spherical, put Artur Beterbiev on the canvas earlier than succumbing to the Russian’s heinous energy, and retired Seanie Monaghan in his most recent effort.
Markic (32-2, 24 KO) undoubtedly figures to be a neater out than these three. The 37-year-old has largely consumed substandard opposition on the Euro scene, and his two steps up noticed him stopped in 4 by Shefat Isufi and Umar Salamov.
In his mid-30s however comparatively brief on mileage, Johnson has made his targets clear: Lyndon Arthur, Anthony Yarde, and a world title.
The previous British and Commonwealth champion stated: “I’ve been out for 2 years, however I’m not bothered what degree I come again at. I’m a fighter on the finish of the day.
“There’s strain after two years out. I simply hope I keep in mind to do it proper after I get again in there. I’m certain I’ll.”
“I believe Lyndon and Anthony are good fighters, however I imagine I’m the perfect within the nation and would beat anyone.
“Do I imagine I’ll beat them two? A million per-cent.
“Are they good fighters? After all they’re. It’s good that there are just a few good fighters in our division that makes it so thrilling.
“We are able to all combat one another. It may be just like the UFC the place just a few fighters can combat one another and a loss doesn’t matter.
“You will get again just a few months later and combat one other man so it’s thrilling and one thing followers will like.”
Callum stated: “Folks will see I’ve been out for some time, however I haven’t been off the scene. I’ve been within the fitness center, sparring, stayed match and wholesome.
“Till the evening we received’t know, however I’m not anticipating to point out a lot ring rust and to do a job on Markic.”