Johnno’s set for his big night

PHOTO KEVIN McGUINNESS. Chorley boxer Chris Johnson
PHOTO KEVIN McGUINNESS. Chorley boxer Chris Johnson
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A LEYLAND boxer is determined to prove his night of fame is not a one-off.

Chris Johnson, 29, will be one of the main attractions on March 19 at Frank Warren’s televised fight night at Wigan Robin Park Arena.

Although his opponent has not been confirmed, Johnson is calling on people of Chorley and Leyland to support him.

He said: “There have been a few changes to the schedule and bill – originally I thought that I would be defending my Central Area title.

“Instead, I am dropping down from 10 rounds to six just so I can appear. I don’t know who my opponent is, but I hope it will be sorted this week.

“It is going to be a great event, featuring the Commonwealth super featherweight title bout between Liam Walsh and John Hayes.”

Johnson believes this upcoming fight could open up more doors to him.

He said: “It is a great chance for me to put my name in lights on a live show. I have competed on a few Frank Maloney shows, but nothing this big. It shows my career is going in the right direction.

“I feel that I have done my apprenticeship in the sport, and now is the time to go on to bigger and better things.”

Johnson, who lives in Buckshaw Village, will be training with former Chorley amateur Richard Goddins at Ricky Hatton’s gym in Manchester to step up their training ahead of their bouts.

Tickets for the evening are available on 07510 413333.