If he can make it here.... Boxer Callum Johnson set to join Matthew Macklin in New York

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson is itching to get back into the ring... but first he has to jet out to the USA for two weeks’ sparring.

The light heavyweight only had a matter of days to recover from Friday night’s victory over John Anthony before flying out to New York City.

There he will work alongside Matthew Macklin, as he prepares for his world title fight at the end of the month.

The British-Irish middleweight will face unbeaten Gennady Golovkin at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on June 29.

“It’s shows the calibre of fighter that Matt must think I am if he wants me to go to New York with him ahead of his world title fight,” Johnson told The Standard.

“It’s going to be hard work.

“There’ll be a lot of sparring and it won’t be easy for anybody.”

However, Johnson is only looking to take positives from his experience.

He added: “It will be a brilliant experience for me.

“I’ll get to work with some top coaches and top fighters and there’s so much I can learn from that.”

Johnson will be eager to fly out - he is due to leave today (Wednesday) - after his previous experience in the States.

He joined his Gallagher’s Gym stablemates for a trip to California and Las Vegas last year where he trained at Freddie Roach’s world-famous Wildcard Gym.

Johnson, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, took his professional record to six victories without defeat on Friday after Anthony was disqualified in the seventh round for holding.