Naseem Hamed's light-heavyweight prospect Callum Johnson has joined up with Joe Gallagher. Johnson is managed by Naz and will now box out of the CNP-sponsored Gallagher's Gym as he bids to make good on his amateur promise. Johnson won Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and has since moved to 2-0 (1) as a pro. The Lincolnshire boxer is popular up in Scotland, where his two paid outings have taken place, but has made the decision to relocate his training base to Manchester.
Joe was enthused about the possible move when speaking to me about Mark Heffron on Friday night, he feels that Johnson will go far in the paid ranks. Callum joins John and Joe Murray, Paul and Stephen Smith, Anthony Crolla, Matthew Macklin, Heffron and Gallagher's batch of emerging amateurs in one of Britain's busiest stables.