“I’m gutted”! Callum Johnson misses out on fight action... again

Johnson in action against Lee Duncan.
Johnson in action against Lee Duncan.

Light heavyweight Callum Johnson says he is ‘gutted’ to again see a fight fall through.

The Boston boxer was due to take to the ring at Liverpool’s Olympia tomorrow (Friday).

But he had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.

“I’m not fighting. I’m gutted,” he told The Standard.

“I had the injury about three weeks ago and I hoped I would be alright.

“But I put on too much weight in that time when I recovered.

“It would be too much to make the weight and be in my best condition.”

This is more annoying for Johnson as a bout set for late October also fell through when headliner Nathan Cleverly’s fight was postponed.

It was planned that, had he got through a fight before Christmas, Johnson would meet the winner of Ovill McKenzie and Enzo Macarinelli for the Commonwealth title.

And with a shot at a belt at stake, Johnson knew he couldn’t risk getting into the ring this weekend.

“I know I could have probably won the fight one-handed,” he added.

“But you can’t take that risk when there’s a title shot coming my way.

“I was about 75 or 80 per cent fit. I couldn’t take the chance.”