Callum Johnson returns April 24th

Former world title challenger Callum Johnson (18-1, 13KOs) will be back in action on April 24th after more than two years of inactivity. Johnson insists he is on course for a second world title challenge and huge domestic clashes against Queensberry stablemates Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde, but first must shake off the ring rust as he battles 37-year-old Emil Markic (32-2, 24 KOs).

Johnson-Markic will be for the vacant WBO Global light heavyweight title over ten rounds (live on BT Sport). Johnson hasn’t boxed since a stoppage win against Sean Monaghan in March 2019. He challenged IBF world titleholder Artur Beterbiev in October 2018, losing in the fourth round of a brutal war.

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  • Call should have stayed with Eddie Hearn. Fighting a 37 year old is another piece of Uncle Frank’s ultra cautious matchmaking.

    • Agreed. I don’t know what goes on in Warren’s recruitment meetings and how he gets these fighters to sign, but he is so bad for boxing. His philosophy is fight journeymen indefinitely, until a mega fight comes along. There is no necessary growth for the fighters.

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