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Prizefighter Heavyweights: K. Johnson, Dallas, Meehan

Three World title challengers are in the first four names announced for the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights tournament on Wednesday June 20 at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson, Albert Sosnowski and Kali Meehan have all stepped in the ring to fight for World titles and that trio are joined by Kent’s Tom Dallas in the 25th edition of the eight man, one night tournament live on Sky Sports.

Johnson and Sosnowski have both faced Vitali Klitschko for the WBC belt, while Meehan fell the wrong side of a split decision to Lamon Brewster for the WBO strap.

Kingpin had been lined up for the first International Prizefighter tournament won by Mike Perez in May 2011 in a knockout night at the Alexandra Palace, but passport problems scuppered his involvement. Johnson plans to make up for his absence this time and is in good shape after winning the IBF Australasian title in Queensland in April with his 12th KO in 25 wins.

“I'm ready to put the American heavyweight boxing scene back on the map starting with the Betfair Prizefighter tournament on June 20,” said Johnson. “Like I tell everybody, I am the best American heavyweight - bar none! If people see me, they will know it. Don't worry about Seth Mitchell, Chris Arreola or any of those other clowns. Just focus on me and watch me deliver. I'm the best heavyweight in the world that's not named Klitschko, and after Prizefighter, I'll take care of that too.

“I was devastated when I learned that I couldn't travel last year to participate in Prizefighter. I was in top shape and ready to face every heavyweight in the tournament but I'm going to make up for that this year by knocking out everybody in the first round in all three fights. I'm not taking no chances so I'm bringing my A-game to London.

“I'm already coming off of a huge win in Australia so after this the whole world is going to know that I am back and ready to dominate the heavyweight division. I can't wait to get to the UK and I plan on making it make my second home after I win Prizefighter.”

Tickets for the Betfair Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday June 20 are on sale now priced £40 (unreserved) £60 (ringside) and £120 (VIP). Tickets are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 05-19-2012

mcdermott, rogan & deontay wilder were invited...that would make 1 more spot available. tye fields, vinny maddalone or brian minto?

Comment by joe strong on 05-19-2012

By James Slater: Fans of the Eddie Hearn-promoted, Sky Sports-televised “Prizefighter” series will be excited about the latest instalment, of The International Heavyweights, that is set for June 20th at the historic York Hall in the heart of London. It…

Comment by Tobi.G on 05-18-2012

Out of these guys Kingin is the clear favorite and he seems to be verry determined. I would have liked to see him against Perez, that would have been verry interesting! But thats to much of caliber for a 3…

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 05-18-2012

Johnson will pull out again. Ill have 1 billion points on it

Comment by gingeralbino on 05-18-2012

maybe they can find Perez and let him take part again. Dunno where the **** he went to. Would be good to see him again. Stick Larry O in it too for a laugh

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