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Glen Johnson Says Fonfara Loss is His Last Fight

By Sam Geraci

43-year-old former world champion Glen Johnson (51-17-2, 35 KOs) is ready to call it a career. The longtime veteran who holds wins over Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver, lost a clear ten round unanimous decision to “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KOs) at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The scores were 97-93, 99-91 and 97-93. Afterwards, Johnson said the ESPN televised loss was his final appearance in the ring as a fighter.

SG: What did you think?

Glenn Johnson: Fonfara is better.

SG: Better tonight?

Glen Johnson: Better because tonight is my last night.

SG: Congrats and thank you for the last fifteen years. What was missing tonight?

Glen Johnson: I needed to be more steady and apply more pressure and I couldn’t. He’s a strong kid and I just couldn’t do it. If I can’t do it the right way and the way I should be able to I’m not going to do it anymore.

SG: How good is this kid Fonfara?

Glen Johnson: He’s pretty good and he can hit and take a punch. He could use a little work on defense but I think he’s good.

SG: Can he fight the top guys at 168? [Editors note: Fonfara now campaigns full-time at light heavyweight]

Glen Johnson: I like to think that I only lose to the best fighters out there. And, unless I’ve fallen that much, I think he’s pretty good.

SG: Again, thank you for all of the memories and for the last fifteen years. Future hall of famer Glen Johnson for all of the right reasons.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MARKBNLV on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=jreckoning;12333221]Tell me about it. There is a fight card next month near my house that is featuring Bert Cooper. Cooper is 46 and has been in more wars with heavyweights who were actually good, than just about anyone around. It's…

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 07-14-2012

Not sure if I believe it, but if nothing tempts Glen back, good on him and thanks for the all the hard work and all the great fights!! :boxing:

Comment by New England on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12332049]When he goes into the boxing hall of fame i plan on attending,how many years does he have to wait does anyone know.[/QUOTE] it takes at least five years for your name to appear on the hall of fame ballot…

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12332049]When he goes into the boxing hall of fame i plan on attending,how many years does he have to wait does anyone know.[/QUOTE] A HOF'er? Really? I have to disagree. Glen was cool, but he's nowhere close to the Fame.

Comment by jreckoning on 07-14-2012

[quote=Jack Napier;12333199]good, not much more Johnson can do he's always been good enough to test the top dogs occasionally, he was good enough to win woulda liked to see him get that Cloud decision, thought he edged it but even…

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