Boxer Callum Johnson hopes Chisora versus Scott bill can raise his profile

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson believes he is ready to produce the best fight of his career.

The 27-year-old will fight at Wembley Arena on July 20, on the undercard of Dereck Chisora’s heavyweight battle with unbeaten American Malik Scott.

“I’m trying to get a date for a fight at the end of June, but the fight at Wembley will be a big one,” said Johnson who is currently in New York City, sparring with Matt Macklin ahead of his world title fight.

Fitness training around Central Park is among his current routine.

Although he doesn’t know the identity of his opponent for the London date yet, Johnson is expecting to put on a show of the talents which won him Commonwealth Games gold and has seen him win all six of his professional bouts.

He added: “It’ll be a big show, and a chance for me to fight in front of some people who may not know a lot about me yet.

“Hopefully, I can get some new fans by doing a good job.

“There’ll be a crowd of 8-10,000, but that doesn’t bother me.

“I get a buzz off a big crowd.

“My best fight was probably the one in front of 6,000 (beating Tommy Tolan at Glasgow’s Brahead Arena in 2011).”

Johnson returned to the ring following a year’s absence earlier this month when he earned a seventh round victory over the experienced John Anthony.

‘Del Boy’ Chisora’s fight with the fancied Philadelphian is one of the most eagerly-awaited heavyweight fights on British soil this year, and will attract a bumper audience.