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Glen Johnson chats with Ringnews24

Presents an Interview with Boxer Glen Johnson

Hi Glen, on behalf of RingNews24.com and our readers, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. As well as our own, we have included questions provided by fans on the RingNews Forum.

We hope our readers enjoy the interview


Ringnews24.com: How did you get into boxing and what age did you start learning your trade?

Glen Johnson: I went to a boxing gym in my neighborhood to lose weight at age 20. It was a free gym for kids from the area. The coach saw potential in me. I was a competitive type. When asked if I would fight, I said sure.

Ringnews24.com: Who did you look up to growing up in boxing who was your Idol?

Glen Johnson: When I started boxing my idols were Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones, Jr., Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson.

Ringnews24.com: What fight taught you the most as a boxer?

Glen Johnson: The Bernard Hopkins fight in 1997 was my best learning experience in boxing.

Ringnews24.com: What was your most embarrassing moment associated with boxing?

Glen Johnson: I am always embarrassed when I lose.

Ringnews24.com: What would you say is your biggest win to date in the ring?

Glen Johnson: My greatest victory was winning the IBF Light Heavyweight World Title when I beat Clinton Woods in England.

Ringnews24.com: Who would you say was your toughest opponent?

Glen Johnson: My toughest opponent was Bernard Hopkins.

Ringnews24.com: If you could fight anyone from history who would it be?

Glen Johnson: If I could fight anyone in history it would be Sugar Ray Robinson.

Ringnews24.com: If you could rematch anyone tomorrow who would it be?

Glen Johnson: I would like to rematch with Hopkins more than anyone else.

Ringnews24.com: Would you like to one day have a long awaited rematch with Bernard Hopkins and do you think it could be a possibility?

Glen Johnson: I would like to fight Hopkins again, and I believe it to be a possibility in the future.

Ringnews24.com: What separates you from the likes of Roy Jones Jr in that he is merely a shell of what he once was, Why are you still going strong and fighting at such a competitive level?

Glen Johnson: Roy Jones, Jr. depends on athleticism for his style. Athletic ability declines with age. I utilize technique in my style which does not diminish with age.

Ringnews24.com: And why do you think fighters such as Roy Jones Jr continue to fight on when all he is doing is deminishing his record and quite possibly his legacy?

Glen Johnson: Roy is still fighting probably for the money or maybe to remain in the limelight. I never asked him why he’s still fighting.

Ringnews24.com: How much longer do you plan on fighting and what will you do when your boxing career ends?

Glen Johnson: I will keep fighting professionally as long as I can still win. When my boxing career is finished I intend to have more sex.

Ringnews24.com: Do you have any plans to coach or train fighters when you retire in 20 years or so?

Glen Johnson: I have no plans to become a boxing trainer after my ring career is over.

Ringnews24.com: Asides from boxing What are some of your favorite hobbies or interest that you partake in?

Glen Johnson: I am a huge basketball fan (Miami Heat). I watch football and boxing on television and in person. I like to play dominoes.

Ringnews24.com: Has there been anything that changed in your training regime since you started that you are no longer able to employ?

Glen Johnson: I am training essentially the same way I did 20 years ago. Maybe a little more scientifically, especially in my nutrition and strength and conditioning work.

Ringnews24.com: Are there any plans on writing an autobiography?

Glen Johnson: I will probably like my story to be told when we can quantify and ending. I have no talent for writing so an autobiography is out of the question, unless ghost written.


On Froch

Ringnews24.com: You are 42 years old now, what drives you to fight on at this age?

Glen Johnson: I continue to fight because I am still able to compete effectively at my age.

Ringnews24.com: Do you feel your age could come into play when you take on Froch?

Glen Johnson: My age will be no factor in my fight with Carl Froch.

Ringnews24.com: How do you feel about fighting a fellow road warrior in Carl Froch next, who has fought 3 out of his last 4 in a different country?

Glen Johnson: I am excited to be fighting Carl Froch.

Ringnews24.com: Glen you have a very well publicised reputation for losing close fights away from home, do you feel facing Carl Froch in the US will serve you better than if the fight had been in Nottingham, England?

Glen Johnson: I have lost close fights in the USA (even Florida, my home state) as well as away. However, I am happy that the fight with Froch is here in America.

Ringnews24.com: What skills and tactics do you believe are required to beat Carl Froch?

Glen Johnson: I believe speed, accuracy and activity are the elements required to beat Froch.

Ringnews24.com: Can you give the readers a prediction for the fight with Froch?, and good luck in New Jersey.

Glen Johnson: I will win the fight with Froch and beat the living hell out of him.

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