Star Boxing Proud of Kevin Johnson


Star Boxing Proud of Kevin Johnson

Press Release: After his performance this past Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation, undefeated Kevin Johnson (16-0-1, 6 KOs) has been dubbed “The Great American Hope” by his promoter, Star Boxing. Johnson easily defeated Damian “Bolo” Wills (22-2-1, 16 KOs) by unanimous ten-round decision. From the opening bell, Wills came out attacking, pushing Johnson back to the ropes with the hopes of taking away Johnson’s key weapon—the jab. Johnson responded with uppercuts, left hooks, and straight rights—every punch delivered with accuracy to Wills face. Johnson punished Wills all night with his pinpoint left jab

“Bolo said in his Showtime production meeting that all I have is a jab, and he was going to take it away from me” Johnson said with a smile. “Ask him how it worked out for him. I’ve had tougher sparring session than that fight, easy work” says Johnson. “I took him to school,” Johnson continued, “Bolo is a good fighter, but fighters don't beat boxers.”

After the fight, Showtime analyst Steve Farhood stated "He [Johnson] showed some good combinations. He is a very exciting and entertaining fighter to watch."

“Johnson has positioned himself as America’s best hope to reclaim the title,” said his promoter Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia. “He’s put the Heavyweight division on notice. With his combination of pure boxing skills and speed I can’t see anybody beating him.”

What’s next for Johnson? “I want to get back in the ring ASAP” says Johnson.  “I will leave it up to Joe DeGuardia to do what he does best and that's make great fights.”

Johnson still has his mind focused on doing some house cleaning. “I want to fight all the bums in my division who say they are top dogs” exclaimed the "Kingpin".  “My speed, jab and talent can't compare to anyone, I am the complete package. The division is full of wannabe's right now, and I’m here to clear them out”

On the undercard, Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter (8-1, 3KO’s) showed quickness and guile en-route to winning a unanimous decision over Tyrell Samuel (9-2, 5KO’s) in a spirited 8-round clash.  Hunter showed the fans the same speed that bedeviled Pasquel Rousse and Vineash Rungea in his last two fights.  “I fought a guy who was bigger than me but it didn't make a difference” said Hunter. “I stuck to my game plan and beat him. I would like to get right back in the ring.”

“Hunter is quickly making the transition from prospect to contender” says Joe DeGuardia. “He has all the makings of a top prospect.”