LAS VEGAS (July 5, 2006) – Former IBC light welterweight champion Corey “Primetime” Johnson continues his climb to the top July 14 when he fights Jose Varela for the vacant WBC Continental Americas super welterweight championship at the South Coast Casino in Las Vegas. Johnson (33-2-2, 11 KOs) is coming off of a May 5th second-round TKO of Karl Willis. “Primetime” captured the IBC light welterweight title in 1994 with a fifth-round TKO of Louis Ramirez.. Johnson’s victims have included previously unbeaten Patrick Washington (20-0) and Patrick Byrd.
“I’m back and better than ever at 154 pounds,” the stylish southpaw Johnson said. “I’m much stronger at this weight and all of the experience I’ve gained over the years will help me school some of these so-called contenders. I’ve been where they want to go - fighting for the world title. Now my goal is to win a title belt within a year and then unify the titles at super welterweight.”
Varela, the former Nicaraguan welterweight champion, has been in title fights against the likes of Marco Antonio Rubio (20-1-1) and Edison Miranda (22-0).
Johnson is promoted by Silverhawk Boxing, managed by Rider Boxing, and trained by Henry Hill.
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