Injured Johnson’s fight win

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson shrugged off an arm injury to get the better of Nathan King on Friday night.

The Boston boxer took his professional record to eight straight victories, following his points decision at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena.

“I’ve had an injury for the last five weeks and I’ve only been training with one arm,” light heavyweight Johnson admitted to The Standard.

“Friday night was the first time I’ve thrown a punch with my left in weeks.”

King has shared the ring with a number of top boxers, such as Tony Jeffries and James Degale,

Johnson continued: “On paper it was definitely a step up in class.

“He’s fought the big names out there and taken rounds off them.

“But if I’m being honest, he didn’t take a round off me and I didn’t go above third gear.”

The fight was also a return to Glasgow for Johnson, the fourth time he has tasted victory at the venue.

“The Scottish crowd were great to me again,” added the man who won Commonwealth gold for Scotland.

“There were about 2,000 or 3,000 people there watching me and it was a good feeling to win.

“You never get bored of that feeling, that’s why we all do it.”

Johnson will take a brief break before returning to training.

He has a bout lined up in Lincoln on September 27, and he is hoping to step between the ropes another time before that date.