Frank Warren & Warrior Boxing Win Woods-Johnson Showdown Rights
27.06.06 - Frank Warren is delighted to have won the rights in association with Warrior Boxing to stage Clinton Woods mandatory IBF World Light-Heavyweight title defence against Glen Johnson. Purse bids for the contest were held today at the IBF headquarters in New Jersey and the Warren/Warrior Boxing axis won with a $505,000USD bid outgunning Woods' promoter Dennis Hobson second place bid of $457,000USD..
A jubilant Warren said today, "I'm happy to have won this fight and to cement my relationship with Warrior Boxing and Glen Johnson. Clinton's promoter may have won if he had the faith in his own fighter that his recent offer of a bet suggested,"
He added, "I'm sure Clinton will be disappointed that he will have to put his title on the line against a guy he has yet to beat on two occasions in his hometown and for 50% of what he was offered to fight Joe Calzaghe here in Britain."