Glen Johnson: "When the dust settles, I will be the last man standing at 175!"

By G. Leon


Glen Johnson: "When the dust settles, I will be the last man standing at 175!"

GL: How are you feeling a couple of weeks removed from your big fight with undefeated WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson? "I'm feeling great and I'm going to be victorious by knockout or decision. Either way I'm going to get it done."

GL: What are your thoughts on Dawson as a fighter?

Glen Johnson: "Dawson is a great fighter. I love a lot of things I see him do. He's a young guy and he's got a lot of upside. We're definitely taking him serious and we're looking forward to him putting on a wonderful performance and we're going to be victorious man."

GL: Do you feel he's ever faced anybody of your ilk?

GJ: "No. We didn't expect him to because there's only one Glen Johnson out there. He's in a whole different ballgame now from anything he's ever experienced before."

GL: "What's going to be the difference in this fight that leads to a Glen Johnson victory?

GJ: "I think the difference is just overall boxing sense. I believe that he's a good challenge and he's got a lot skills, but I'm loaded in the field of overall boxing sense. I'm very educated and in the ring I know how to manuver and get it done. He doesn't have what it takes to prevent me from doing what I want to do."

GL: How do you feel about the whole concept of the four man box off on Showtime?

GJ: "I like it actually, if it doesn't benefit any of the other fighters it benefits me most. Without a situation like this, it's more than likely I wouldn't have this opportunity."

GL: In your opinion who should be considered the man at light heavyweight, the winner of the Showtime box off or the Hopkins-Calzaghe winner?

GL: "It's going to be Glen Johnson. It doesn't matter how many men are in the box off the last man standing is going to be Glen Johnson and that's just not words, I'm willing to fight and prove that at the end of the day we all see what comes to reality. Within the next six months, we'll see who's left standing."

GL: Does Dawson go the distance?

GJ: "I don't believe so, but I'm not ruling it out."

GL: Closing thoughts?

GJ: I'm glad I'm back in the big picture and I'm looking forward to taking full advantage of it. When the dust settles I will be the last man standing."