Callum Johnson has all the attributes to be a world champion says Jody Meikle

Posted: July 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Tough: Jody Meikle

Callum Johson has all the attributes to be crowned world champion according to former victim Jody Meikle.

Boston’s undefeated light-heavyweight (5-0) has raced out of the blocks in the professional ranks after striking gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

Johnson, dubbed “The One”, overcame tough journeyman Meikle in his second professional fight after four scrappy rounds last year and has most recently recorded a seventh round stoppage over  James Tucker.

Despite being involved in a competitive weight category that boasts names like Nathan Cleverly, Tony Bellew and Enzo Maccarinelli, most pundits believe the hard working Johnson will go far under the guidance of influential trainer Joe Gallagher.

“I am a journeyman who loves to have a real go at these young prospects but I remember thinking ‘I don’t want much to do with this Callum Johnson kid.’

“He is so strong and fast for a light-heavyweight. He doesn’t hit massively hard but certainly hard enough.

“He throws hooks in bunches and I believe he will go very far in the sport.

“To become a world champion you have to have something extra and only time will tell whether he has that but he certainly has all the other attributes covered.

“He has a really strong team behind him and he is living the perfect life for a professional boxer.

“I really hope he achieves as well because he is a nice lad and we get on quite well.”

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