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IBF Orders Beterbiev/Johnson

British & Commonwealth Champion Ordered To Fight Feared Russian Champion!

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Just last month then Commonwealth light-heavyweight Champion, Callum Johnson was preparing for his first fight in eighteen long months. He stepped into the ring under the bright lights of the O2 preparing to attempt to rip the British title away from Frank Buglioni. Not only did he do so, but he did so in style. Destroying ‘The Wise Guy’ in a single round. 

Fast forward to just a few short days ago. IntuBoxing broke the news that British light-heavyweight rival, Anthony Yarde had turned down a chance to fight IBF World Champion, Artur Beterbiev. Yarde’s team citing inexperience as a factor.

In light of Yarde's decision, the governing body have ordered the new British and Commonwealth champion to step into the ring with the feared champion.

Johnson DOES have more experience than Yarde. But, that being said ... not by much. Buglioni and Wilberforce Shihepo being the two noticeable names on his record. But you could argue neither are world level. So this is a huge risk, and a big ask for the former commonwealth gold games gold medalist. 

But, at 32 years old Johnson IS advancing in age, and he won’t get too many shots like this.

As and when there are any more details, you can be sure IntuBoxing will let you know!