Setting the record straight! Callum Johnson heads off to Liverpool Olympia with revenge in mind

Callum Johnson.
Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson is heading off to Liverpool Olympia, looking to put a record straight.

The Boston light heavyweight will fight for the vacant Celtic title on April 12.

Callum Johnson.

Callum Johnson.

But as well as aiming to mark his sixth professional bout by winning his first belt, Johnson is keen to exorcise a demon from his past.

The 27-year-old has only ever fought at the north west venue once before, and suffered a heartbreaking 7-6 amateur defeat to rival Joe McNally.

“I’ve boxed there as an amateur, but never as a pro,” Johnson said.

“I lost as well, so I’ve got to turn that around.

“It was abit of a close fight and it could have gone either way. It’s gutting to lose like that.”

However, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Johnson - unbeaten since turning professional in 2010 - has no doubt that he will taste his first victory at Liverpool Olympia later this month.

Asked how he thinks the fight will go, he added: “I’ll be getting a win. I’ll be putting that one away.”

That defeat was in November 2005, while the duo were competing in the senior national ABA quarter-finals.

Also competing on the bill that night were James Degale, Tony Jeffries, Tony Bellew and Dereck Chisora.

If his title bid is successful, Johnson hopes he can follow in the footsteps of some of those household names.

“I can’t wait to get back into the ring. Hopefully, I can make this my year,” said Johnson.