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Glen Johnson: Open letter to Joe Calzaghe

By Glen Johnson: Dear Joe, Congratulations on your win over Roy Jones last Saturday night. Iím happy to see that youíre finally getting some overdue credit, and now that youíve accomplished what you wanted to against Jones and Bernard Hopkins, I think itís time for you and I to settle some unfinished business. Iím sure you remember, but if you donít, you previously agreed to fight me three times in the past, yet all three times you pulled out of the fight due to injury and we never had the opportunity to give the fans the fight they were all waiting to see..

Well, now is the time to make up for all of that, to finally agree to fight me. Youíve done a lot in your career, but for you to truly cement your legacy, you know we must fight.

Iím well aware that the name Chad Dawson has been tossed around, but I already beat him in the ring and the only people who didnít know it were the judges who rendered the most controversial decision of 2008. In fact, 80 percent of the viewers watching the fight on Showtime felt that I won. But the fans know, Dawson knows, and you know who won that fight.

So fighting Dawson serves no purpose other than giving him a big payday. To truly prove yourself as the best fighter in the world, pound for pound, fight me, the man who knocked out a prime Roy Jones and beat Antonio Tarver, two accomplishments you canít claim.

We both know that there is a lot more money for you to make if you fight me.

You know who I am Joe, and my resume speaks for itself. Letís do this, not only for our legacies, but for the fans.

I have been to England three times. I won the World Title there. Your fans know me, all of England knows me. Nobody knows who Chad Dawson is!

Any time you want, I would love to fight you in Wales. I will be there as soon as you invite me.

Respectfully,

ďThe Road WarriorĒ Glen Johnson

Article posted on 14.11.2008



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