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Makabu Hammers Final Nail on Glen Johnson's Career

By Edward Chaykovsky

If former champion Glen Johnson (54-19-2) is smart, he will retire from the sport. Thei last Saturday night at the Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa in Kinshasa, Congo - Johnsonw as stopped for only the second time in his career. Cruiserweight banger Ilinga "Junior" Makabu (17-1, 16KOs) stopped him in the ninth round to pick up the vacant WBC International cruiserweight championship.

Johnson, 45-years-old, has not been stopped since a 1997 defeat at the hands of Bernard Hopkins. Johnson appeared to retire after losing four fights in a row from 2011 to 2012. He then came back in 2013 to rack up three wins against overmatched opponents.

Earlier this year in Monaco, Makabu was scheduled to face Nathan Cleverly, who withdrew from the contest. Makabu instead faced Ruben Angel Mino (then 20-0) and knocked out the replacement in two rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by J Silky Slim Mo on 10-08-2014

Glen was probably testing the waters in efforts of earning another shot at Roy Jones but theses waters are very deep. Roy has been able to sustain which adds to his physical gift and overall talent. Cruiserweight is a bit…

Comment by Weebler I on 07-18-2014

[QUOTE=VG_Addict;14712862]If Makabu stopped Johnson, I don't see anyone standing up to Makabu's power.[/QUOTE] I just watched the ending. Johnson wasn't stopped hard, the ref stepped in while he was on his feet. He looked v.tired, both guys did but Makabu…

Comment by VG_Addict on 06-30-2014

If Makabu stopped Johnson, I don't see anyone standing up to Makabu's power.

Comment by richardt on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;14711818]Everybody celebrates when KOing an opponent. Show me the last time a fighter didnt celebrate when hurting his opponent[/QUOTE]I have seen many fights were a guy was hurt and the opponent kneeled down and showed compassion, even helping his…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14711807]The point flew right over your head. I had no problem with the KO, the problem was how Johnson responded to a guy who was that badly hurt.[/QUOTE] Everybody celebrates when KOing an opponent. Show me the last time a…

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