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20 NOVEMBER 2018

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Callum Johnson Makes Huge Statement Against Frank Buglioni

Johnson knocks Buglioni out in 1


Callum Johnson made a huge statement on Saturday night as he stormed through Frank Buglioni in a one round shootout to win the British Light Heavyweight Title and successfully defend the Commonwealth title at the same time.


Both men chose to march forward and trade shots from the outset and it was Johnson who landed first with a right hand to the side of the head, knocking Buglioni’s balance out of kilter. Buglioni was trying to fight fire with fire but was a static target for Johnson, absorbing too many shots, and soon he was forced to hold on before another shot had his legs wobbling again. Johnson pushed his opponent back into the corner and then he landed the shot that had the former British champ down for an eight count.


There was still plenty of time left in the round and Johnson (now 17-0 with 12 KO’s) smelt the blood in the water, he detonated a left hook and then another right hand to Buglioni’s jaw that sent the Enfield man scrambling toward the ropes again. This time the referee had seen enough and stopped proceedings, perhaps a little prematurely but every time Johnson was landing he had Buglioni all at sea.


Before the fight it was believed Johnson’s ring rust and inactivity may be his downfall but he proved the doubters wrong, his punch selection was tremendous and now he is looking onward and upward to bigger things. The Commonwealth gold medallist has faced plenty of adversity outside of the ring but tonight he has catapulted himself right to the top of the British 175lbs rankings.

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