Sky not the limit for Callum as he prepares for three fights in three months

Callum Johnson
Callum Johnson

Former Commonwealth boxing champion Callum Johnson returns to the ring on Saturday, hoping to impress on Matchroom’s Sky Sports bill in Leeds.

The unbeaten Boston professional hopes an impressive performance in front of the Sky cameras will take him nearer to a shot at his first national title.

Johnson, ranked number five in Britain in the light-heavyweight category, has won both of his bouts this year as he looks to recover from his frustrating time boxing for Frank Warren when he struggled to get fights.

He does not yet know who he will face in Leeds – where he fights on the undercard of the Josh Warrington versus Davide Dieli contest for the vacant European Featherweight title at the First Direct Arena.

Also on the bill is former two-weight world champion Ricky Burns, light-middleweight world title challenger Brian Rose and Liverpool’s super-middleweight star Callum Smith.

Johnson, who has won all eight of his professional bouts, said: “I am not thinking about the past any more, I am only thinking about the future.

“I’m going to Leeds to put on a decent performance and hopefully impress in front of the TV cameras.

“I then have another fight on November 7, in Lincoln, and maybe another in December.

“I’m motivated and I know what I’m capable of, and I hope soon that a lot more people will know what I am capable of.

“I’d love to get a first domestic title but only if I achieve that will I think about bigger goals.”