YOU’VE heard of Callum ‘The One’ Johnson... but maybe he’s not the one and only.
Boston’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist is training hard, preparing for his fourth professional fight.
But the 26-year-old light heavyweight is hoping that another member of his family can follow in his footsteps.
Thomas Pogson, another town-based fighter, has been getting tips from his cousin after winning four of his past five fights since returning to the amateur scene.
“He’s over six foot already, so maybe we’ll have a heavyweight in the family,” said Johnson of the 15-year-old who earned a nother victory on a Wisbech card last week.
“I’m just proud to see him doing well.”
Despite living in Boston, Pogson fights out of the South Lincs club at Holbeach.
But when he’s not supporting ‘Tommy Gun’, Johnson is dividing his time between training in Boston and Gallagher’s Gym in the north west, attempting to get in top condition.
Johnson admits to being annoyed that he is still without a date for his next bout, but is putting in the hours as he prepares to step up to six rounds of boxing.
“I could fight six rounds tomorrow. I’m sparring eight rounds at a time, so I’m ready,” he said.
“Obviously, I’m training to fight so I want to get a date soon.
“But all I can do until then is get my head down and keep working hard.”
It may not be a fight date, but the Boston boxer does have one night pencilled into his diary.
That is because he has been nominated for the Lincolnshire Sportsman of the Year award.
The presentation evening, held on November 17, will be hosted by the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.
He is the only Bostonian nominated.
In the meantime, Johnson is continuing to train in preparation for his promoter Frank Warren putting him on an upcoming bill.
He has won all three of his fights since turning pro late last year, defeating Philip Townly, Jody Meikle and Lee Duncan.