Boston boxer Callum Johnson is getting over the frustration of his latest fight being called off - by prepring for his first title shot.
Yesterday, The Standard revealed that the 27-year-old light heavyweight’s proposed bout at Liverpool Olympia on March 8 had been put on hold.
However, Johnson has since learned he will return to the ring on April 14 instead, as he battles for a Celtic title.
Johnson had originally turned down the chance to fight for the belt, choosing instead to concentrate on his Liverpool fight and attempt to make championship weight as he enters the ring for the first time in 10 months.
But now he has decided the opportunity to fight for a belt is too good to turn down.
Johnson qualifies to fight for the Celtic title after representing Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he won gold.
The belt is also open to fighters with roots in Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, as well as other places with Gaelic links, such as Spain and Brittany.
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