Advertisement
Advertisement

Kevin Johnson Predicts a KO Sweep of Prizefighter Foes

Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson believes he will knockout all three opponents on his way to victory in today's Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green live on Sky Sports HD1 from 9pm.

Punters have been backing Kingpin with tournament sponsors Betfair and the man who took Vitali Klitschko the distance when he challenged the WBC belt is gunning for title shot number two. The 32 year old believes he will claim victory in the 25th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night blockbusters and that he will floor all three opponents on the way to glory.

“There’s no pressure on me as the favourite, it just makes me look extra good – I should be the favourite because I’m the best here,” said Johnson. “I believe I will turn that into a victory on the night and that I will knock out all three of my opponents on the way – and after that, I’m coming back to beat everyone, all the big names.

“No matter what I’m definitely going to be Heavyweight Champion of the World and this will solidify that shot and I’ll get it quicker than a lot of other people who deserve it less. I’m here now because I’ve been avoided in the US but after winning this, I will be the man in control.”

Johnson faces Moroccan Noureddine Meddoune in the second quarter-final after Pole Albert Sosnowski – who fought Vitali Klitschko for the WBC belt after Johnson – kicks off the night against American Maurice Harris.

The third quarter-final pits New Yorker Tor Hamer against Brazil’s Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and they will face the winner of the all-England fourth quarter-final between Tom Dallas and Tom Little.

Quarter-final line up with weights

Quarter-final 1: Albert Sosnowski 15st 13 ½lb v Maurice Harris 17st 3 ½lb
Quarter-final 2: Noureddine Meddoune 17st 7 ¼lb v Kevin Johnson 17st 5lb
Quarter-final 3: Tor Hamer 16st 3 ½lb v Marcelo Luiz Nascimento 16st 3lb
Quarter-final 4: Tom Dallas 16st 9 ½lb v Tom Little 18st 8lb

To win the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights Betfair bet: 6-4 Kevin Johnson, 7-2 Albert Sosnowski, 6-1 Tor Hamer, 15-1 Maurice Harris, 17-1 Marcelo Luis Nascimento; Noureddine Meddoune, 24-1 Tom Dallas, 29-1 Tom Little

To win the quarter-finals Betfair bet:

QF1: Kevin Johnson 1-3 v Noureddine Meddoune 3-1
QF2: Albert Sosnowski 1-3 v Maurice Harris 13-5
QF3: Tor Hamer 2-5 v Marcelo Luiz Nascimento 2-1
QF4: Tom Dallas 20-21 v Tom Little evens

Tickets for the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday June 20 are on sale now priced £40 (unreserved). Tickets are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com
Ringside and VIP tickets have sold out.

Tags: Kevin Johnson image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment/View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement