Shaun George Calls Out Glen Johnson
Recently, a press release was issued in which Glen Johnson called out the likes of Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins, Chad Dawson and Clinton Woods. Johnson claimed to be feared and ducked by the division’s best. In that piece, Johnson failed to mention one fighter, a boxer whose name he avoids repeating as if it invoked The Candyman: Shaun George.
“Those guys are preocuppied,” says George, 15-2 (7 KO), of Johnson’s choice of opponents. “They’re doing their own thing right now. It’s clear they don’t want to fight you. I’m willing and able. You’re calling them out, well I’m calling you out. Let’s make it happen. Stop ducking and dodging. You have a date coming up, I want in.”
“He knows fighting me is a mistake,” continues George, who is promoted by Hall of Fame Promotions. “When it all comes down to it, he’s fighting for the money. Why would you want to fight a guy like Roy Jones Jr, somebody you already knocked out? If I beat somebody, I’m never thinking twice about that guy. You think you’re one of the best, you think you’re the toughest, your presser says you’re aging like fine wine, well then step up to the plate.”
Shaun George hoped to fight Glen Johnson on ESPN2 in July, only to see Johnson select Fred Moore. Hall of Fame Promotions’ phone calls were repeatedly ignored by Team Johnson, depriving the fans’ of an exciting main event.
“I respect him as a fighter, but I would put him down. Glen Johnson wouldn’t last the whole distance. There are certain intangibles in his style, certain things that I’ve noticed. Everybody thinks he’s aging like fine wine, but the dude is slipping. I want to expose that. If he steps in the ring with me, I would end his career.”
Shaun George also mentioned undefeated Chris Henry, 21-0 (17 KO). “I heard Chris Henry is calling out everyone, well Daddy’s home. He opened up his mouth, so I want him. He’s a decent fighter, he can box and punch a little, but I’m willing to step in there with him. My motivation is that he has the NABF and NABA belts, and I want them.”
Shaun George had words for Antonio Tarver too, a man he holds open disdain for.
“He has no heart. He lacks character. I don’t like the way he acted after the fight with Elvir Muriqi when he tried to kick somebody out of the ring. He has no respect. He doesn’t want to be a fighter anymore, he wants to be an actor. I don’t consider him a fighter anymore. If he has a problem with what I’m saying, tell him to get in the ring, too.”
While Glen Johnson and Chris Henry wait for the division’s elder statesmen to give them money fights, remember Shaun George is here and ready.
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