Johnson Open To Buatsi Battle

Johnson Open To Buatsi Battle

Callum Johnson’s trainer, Joe Gallagher, has confirmed the light-heavyweight is willing to fight Joshua Buatsi in his next bout.

The British champion has been ordered to defend his belt against Buatsi but reports claimed he would vacate the title.

Johnson is also in talks to face Sean Monaghan in the USA and a fight could be on the cards in New York.
Gallagher insists Johnson is not looking to duck his mandatory and he is open to an-all British battle in the coming months.

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He told Sky Sports: “One hundred per cent, Joshua Buatsi. The board have made that. I do feel myself, it might be a little bit too early for Joshua Buatsi.

“It’s down to his team, if they want to go on with it, they can do, but Callum Johnson has won the British title, he’s operated at world level, he knows what he wants to do.

“Eddie (Hearn) has promised to bring him back in America in a big fight. We’re in talks over a big fight for Callum Johnson over in America at the moment, so if Eddie delivers that, that’s great news, that is what Callum Johnson wanted.

“If there’s a meaningful fight over there for Callum Johnson to get a ranking or a final eliminator for a world-title shot, of course we’ll handle that, and we’ll give up the British title. “But if there’s nothing else on the horizon, then we’re not going to be giving up the British title, we’ll fight Joshua Buatsi instead. We’ll see what happens.”

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