News | Apr 10 2018

Callum Johnson discusses potential Anthony Yarde fight

Callum Johnson, the new British light-heavyweight champion, sees a lot of upside to a domestic showdown against Anthony Yarde, writes Elliot Worsell
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FOR the best part of eight years Callum Johnson has been in desperate need of worthwhile opponents, some momentum and a bit of good fortune.

Now, a few weeks on from a stunning first round knockout of Frank Buglioni, the new British light-heavyweight champion is overwhelmed with opportunity and forward motion, and is left pondering whether to claim his current belt outright or aim for bigger titles instead.

“It’s not something I’ve really thought too much about but it’s definitely something I’d like to do,” says the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist. “Who wouldn’t? Everyone wants a Lonsdale belt for keeps.