Press Release: An injury has forced former two-time lightweight champion Stevie "Lil' But Bad" Johnston (38-3-1, 17 KOs) to pull out of a scheduled May 26, 2006 junior welterweight fight against Herman "Black Panther" Ngoudjo (13-0, 9 KOs) at the South Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In his March 31st fifth-round TKO win against Roberto Ortega in Tampa, Florida, Johnston suffered an 11-stitch cut under his right eye, the result of an unintentional head-butt, as well as a hand injury. "Stevie's doctor advised him not to box for 60 days," Silverhawk Boxing CEO Tim Doyle reported. "He's disappointed, naturally, but he should be back fighting in June. We still plan on promoting the May 26th show at South Coast with a new main event." Dr. Nicholas A. Coppola confirmed, "In my opinion, Mr. Johnston should not participate in any sporting events for the next eight weeks, including boxing, due to a recent injury to his right eye and to his left hand. This patient has X-rays pending for the hand, and the eye laceration was severe."