Glen Johnson Inspired By Hopkins as Froch Looms

By Edward Chaykovsky

Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson is inspired by the recent victory by Bernard Hopkins, who at 46-years-old defeated Jean Pascal to capture the WBC light heavyweight title. This Saturday in Atlantic City, Johnson, 42-years-old, will challenger World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch in the Super Six semi-finals. The winner of Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) vs. Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) will advance to the tournament final to face World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Andre Ward.

"Bernard fought a wonderful fight and congratulations to him for the win. I knew he was definitely going to win the fight but I didn’t know if he was going to get a decision. Kudos to him. He’s definitely an inspiration to us old guys,” Johnson said.

The old veteran has never faced boxer with the style of Froch. He watched tapes and noticed two versions of the Nottingham native. He planned well to counter either version of Froch.

“He’s a tall guy that really kind of fights short sometimes. But in his last fight he actually fought tall and used his reach and boxed the way he’s supposed to box and the way he’s built to box. I’ve boxed tall guys before but never guys who have scrunched down and tried to be a short guy. But we are prepared for either style that he shows and we’re looking forward to an exciting fight," Johnson said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pontz05 on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;10624403]What if Froch reads this and doesn't come to fight tall or short, what if he decides to fight medium sized? Then what will be Glen's plan?[/QUOTE] lol this comment brought me my laugh of the week lol hilarious

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 05-31-2011

I wish Glen the best...I'll be pulling for him but Froch is a monster...should be a real good scrap...I don't expect a stoppage...but I do expect some drama and plenty of action...this has a good chance to be FOTY imo

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-31-2011

Glen Johnson has been in there against some big hitters at 175-pounds. I don't think Froch's power will phase him.

Comment by Jack Napier on 05-31-2011

Froch not fast, but faster than Johnson better stamina and probably better chin want Johnson to win but Froch will beat him don't think Johnson gets dropped but he will get hurt in the fight

Comment by -Kev- on 05-31-2011

What if Froch reads this and doesn't come to fight tall or short, what if he decides to fight medium sized? Then what will be Glen's plan?

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