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Danny Johnston Sets Sights on Title

Following a twelve month absence from the ring Stokeís Danny Johnston will fight twice within three weeks. He will contest the International Masters Title at light-middleweight against Birminghamís Terry Adams at Trentham Gardens on 6th June but will prepare with a four round warm-up contest against veteran Peter Dunn at the Kings Hall, Stoke on 17th May..

Johnston, whose record now reads, won 4 lost 3; possesses an aggressive style backed with heavy hands and therefore always has the potential to produce an explosive performance. Adams (W6 Ė KO2, L11, D1) is also blessed with a ferocious arsenal and is well capable of stopping opponents. Although Johnston has home advantage, Adams has greater experience on his side; on paper therefore, this looks like a real 50/50 contest to launch Impact Boxingís first dinner show.

The seasoned Dunn should offer much less stern opposition for the Stoke man than Adams and with a Won 12 Lost 93 Drawn 4 tally represents little or no threat to Johnston. Dunn does however provide Danny with the opportunity to shake off any ring rust ahead of his title bid.

ďI havenít always taken my career seriously since turning professional,Ē admitted Johnston, ďbut Iím committed now and Iím putting everything into getting back on track. Iíve always believed that I have the potential to make my mark in boxing and other people have told me that too. Now itís time for me to prove what I can do.Ē

ďIíve been working very hard in the gym and Iím fitter than ever; Iíll be ready when the time comes and Iíll give it my best shot to win this title. I know that Terry Adams can be dangerous and that heís fought for Masters titles before so Iím taking nothing for granted. Iím sure weíll both be as determined as each other to come out on top so I expect a tough fight. Whoever wins on the night will have deserved their victory.Ē

Impact Boxing head coach, Lindon Newbon added: ďDannyís work ethic has been exceptional and I canít fault him at all. Iím confident that weíll have him in great shape for both fights but once he gets into the ring its up to him. He knows what he needs to do and what heíll have to go through to get what he wants; I have great faith him.Ē

Tickets for both events are available from Impact Boxing on 0797 182 4337.

Article posted on 29.04.2008



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