Johnson & Gray register impressive victories

LAS VEGAS (October 24, 2006) – Former world title challenger Corey “Primetime” Johnson and prospect “Classy” Chris Gray, both promoted by Silverhawk Boxing, registered impressive wins this past weekend on two different shows..

Detroit super middleweight Johnson (34-3-2, 11 KOs) completely dominated veteran Virgil McClendon (22-10, 8 KOs), pitching a “shutout” last Saturday night in his six-round victory by unanimous decision (60-54 three times) on Joe Donofrio’s “Ring Kings of the Palace” show at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Johnson, the stylish southpaw who fought Kosta Tszyu 10 years ago for the IBF light welterweight title, has now won two of three bouts in his comeback, after being inactive for 4 ½ years, and 14 of his last 16 fights with one draw.

Junior middleweight Gray (4-2, 1 KO), now fighting out of Orlando (FL), upset previously unbeaten hometown favorite “King” Gabriel Rosado (5-1, 3 KOs) in their six-round co-feature at the Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia.

Gray overcame a slow start in the opening round, using his jab to bait Rosado and throw effective two and three punch combinations en route to sweeping the last five rounds on two of three judges’ scorecard. Gray won by scores of 59-55, 59-55 58-56.

Since signing his promotional contract with Silverhawk, as well as reaching a managerial agreement with Rider Boxing, Gray is unbeaten in three fights and has shown tremendous development.

Article posted on 25.10.2006

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