Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

Who wins?

Poll ended at 02 Jul 2022, 12:23

Johnson - Decision
1
7%
Johnson - T/KO
7
47%
DRAW
1
7%
Mikhalkin - T/KO
1
7%
Mikhalkin - Decision
5
33%
 
Total votes: 15

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I like Johnson. Hard bugger but time is not on his side.
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Black Sam Bellamy wrote: 02 Dec 2020, 02:29
maverick23 wrote: 01 Dec 2020, 17:05 They had purse bids today for the fight. EC Box (who I assume represent Mikhalkin) won the bids with €89k. They were the sole bidder.

At least Johnson has an idea of his worth now on the open market. £40k gross for him before expenses and deductions. I wonder how that compares to the money Joe declined on his behalf.
No bid from Matchroom ?
Nope. They don’t have a deal with Johnson (I think it was on a fight by fight basis) and given the stuff Gallagher said I’m not overly surprised Matchroom didn’t bid.
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Matchroom are pure businessmen. Nothing wrong with that. Under Barry he’d have been headlining in his hometown, but Eddie only does arenas or next gen.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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JASON CUNNINGHAM WILL take on the biggest challenge of his career when he goes up against South African superstar Zolani Tete at the OVO Arena, Wembley on July 2, with world heavyweight contender Joe Joyce also featuring on a bumper card filled with must win fights, it’s High Stakes, live on BT Sport.

Callum Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) faces Igor Mikhalkin (24-3, 11 KOs) for the WBO Global light heavyweight title in a fight between two punchers where neither man will want to give an inch.

Meanwhile, destructive lightweight Sam Noakes (9-0, 9 KOs) defends his WBC International Silver title against the Spaniard Marc Vidal (13-2-5, 5 KOs) as the Maidstone man aims to make it 10 stoppages in as many bouts.

Stoke favourite Nathan Heaney (15-0, 6 KOs) will fight in London for the first time in front of a crowd, making a defence of his IBO International middleweight championship.

Tickets for High Stakes at OVO Arena, Wembley on Saturday 2 July go on sale next week, fans are advised to sign-up for Ticket Alerts at allegedly.com to receive an email ahead of the onsale.

Cunningham, 31-6 (7 KOs), demolished the previously unbeaten French challenger Terry Le Couviour in Telford in mid-April in what was the second defence of his EBU belt. The Renaissance Man of British boxing will bid to join the elite by taking on the formidable force of 'Last Born' Tete, 29-4 (22 KOs), who has been a regular and exciting feature on UK fight cards.

The two-weight world champion last held a world title at bantamweight with the WBO championship belt previously in his possession. Prior to this he held the IBF super flyweight title, won by defeating Paul Butler in Liverpool back in 2015.

A shock defeat to John Riel Casimero in Birmingham in late 2019 prompted a move to super bantamweight and Tete returned to the ring in typical fashion with a first-round stoppage in Johannesburg in December.

The Commonwealth and IBF International super-bantamweight championships will be on the line for a clash that has got the potential to be a FOTY candidate.

Joe Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs) will be getting back into the ring against an established heavyweight contender as he closes in on a September clash with Joseph Parker in what will be a battle between No.1 and No.2 with the WBO. Following a lay-off due to injury, the Juggernaut will return to the scene of his last fight, a sixth-round stoppage of Carlos Takam in July of last year.

A bout of Coronavirus denied Callum Johnson a world title shot against Joe Smith jr in January. After making his recovery, he will go up against former world title challenger Mikhalkin for WBO honours.

The Germany-based fighter was defeated by Sergey Kovalev in 2018 at Madison Square Garden, having previously won and defended the IBO World light heavyweight title, as well as the EBU European title.

Sam Noakes seeks a perfect 10 against Marc Vidal as he currently sits on 9 wins and 9 KOs. Vidal, 33, has previously fought former World champion Kiko Martinez on two occasions - a points defeat and technical draw - and is a former European champion and European Union champion at featherweight.

Nathan Heaney is taking his Stoke City show on the road after overcoming the adversity of a first round knockdown last time out against Diego Ramirez before winning comfortably on the cards.

Wycombe super lightweight Henry Turner (7-0, 1 KO) fighting over six rounds, and Thetford cruiserweight Tommy Fletcher will make his professional debut at the OVO Arena. The Norfolk Nightmare will make his bow in a four-rounder having recently signed with allegedly and Queensberry.

"The stakes are high for all the Queensberry boxers in action on July 2nd at Wembley Arena, Live on BT Sport. Jason Cunningham vs Zolani Tete is about as even as matchmaking can be in Boxing and the same can be said regarding Callum Johnson vs Igor Mikhalkin. I’m predicting fan friendly action across both fights in matchups that will get the winners in the mix with the top guys in their respective divisions.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the Heavyweight Juggernaut Joe Joyce back in action too. Joes had a frustration time since his demolition job on Carlo Takam last year. He’s not been as active as we or he would have liked due to a wrist injury and the delay to his showdown with Joseph Parker. We found out last week that Parker’s training schedule scuppered our plans for them to meet on July 2nd, but it was important to us and Joe that he still fight after such a lengthy layoff with injury.

“The carrot for Joyce is a win on July 2 will set up a massive showdown with Parker in September. He needs to keep his focus, though, and deliver on July 2 as the big opportunities are now there to be taken for the Olympic Silver medallist.

“I am thrilled to deliver Jason Cunningham a massive fight and a huge test against Zolani Tete. Zolani has been with Queensberry for a long time, and we know what a top-class operator he is. Jason had no hesitation in taking the fight because his confidence is high, and he is an unbeaten fighter at super bantamweight.

"This is a fight between two top drawer and experienced campaigners that will bring out the best in each other and provide a treat for the watching public. It is a fight I cannot wait to see.

"The light heavyweight scene is hot at the moment and Callum Johnson will be looking to remind people why he believes he is top dog in the division. It was such a shame that his chance to prove it against Joe Smith jr fell through due to a bout of Covid-19 in January, but his time will come again and winning the WBC Silver title against the tough Igor Mikhalkin would put him right back in the mix.

"I am looking forward to seeing two of our crowd-pleasers in Sam Noakes and Nathan Heaney perform at Wembley.

"As well as seeing the much-anticipated debut of the giant Tommy Fletcher, it promises to be a thrilling night of action not to be missed."
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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This fight was first discussed when Johnson was still with Matchroom..

Now it's on BT
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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 27 May 2022, 11:45 This fight was first discussed when Johnson was still with Matchroom..

Now it's on BT
Yeah - it was for the vacant European title at the time. Bauderlique beat him well and stopped him though in his last fight (I think broke his jaw) so not sure what he’s got left.
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then again, johnson himself barely beat a mediocre russian last fight, and before that got badly hurt by another rando
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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Fight week! :box:
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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Callum Johnson pulled out of the fight this morning.

So we’ve lost his fight and the Heaney fight i.E. 2 of the main 4 fights.

What started as a good card is now really one good fight (Cunningham/Tete) and what should be a showcase for Joyce.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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No wonder ticket sales are so low across the board. You have to be a moron to buy anything in advance.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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I haven't been to a Warren show in years, there's not been many cards in recent times that's been value for money. It's not worth buying a ticket till the Friday. You would be a rich man if you got a pound every fight that didn't happen after it was announced.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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maverick23 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 09:43 Callum Johnson pulled out of the fight this morning.

So we’ve lost his fight and the Heaney fight i.E. 2 of the main 4 fights.

What started as a good card is now really one good fight (Cunningham/Tete) and what should be a showcase for Joyce.
Lol I was gonna come on and say when is he pulling out of this fight!?
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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ffs.

Great card turns shite :brick:
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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maverick23 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 09:43 Callum Johnson pulled out of the fight this morning.
Any news on why?
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 10:37
maverick23 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 09:43 Callum Johnson pulled out of the fight this morning.
Any news on why?
Nope - I listened to a vid with Frank and Umar IFL Umar and after Umar complimented him so much on the show, he went through the fights and asked about Johnson and Frank said he pulled out this morning but didn’t say why. He didn’t sound best pleased.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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May as well call it a day.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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He needs to call it a day, I get that he's been unlucky with injuries but there's something not quite right with him, whether Joe Gallagher has to shoulder some blame I don't know but getting COVID the week before the Beterbiev fight while still in UK is Johnson's fault, good career I suppose but dogged by pull outs and inactivity, Warren no doubt feeling how Hearn has felt several times
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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4th pull out for Queensbury by my maths. Pretty much sums it up. Call it a day.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022

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maverick23 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 10:52
Ruthless-RKO wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 10:37
maverick23 wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 09:43 Callum Johnson pulled out of the fight this morning.
Any news on why?
Nope - I listened to a vid with Frank and Umar IFL Umar and after Umar complimented him so much on the show, he went through the fights and asked about Johnson and Frank said he pulled out this morning but didn’t say why. He didn’t sound best pleased.
Yeah he dismissed it much in the same way that he was asked about Daniel Dubois' purse which he didn't want to comment on.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

Post by Manchester Hitman »

I’m tired of Johnson and His pullouts. I don’t think he even likes boxing himself. To me it seems like it was his late fathers Dream rather than his. He should just call it a day - no way can Warren or anybody else keep getting messed around & it Fs with the fans and other fighters who could have boxed in his spot.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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handsofstone wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 13:33 He needs to call it a day, I get that he's been unlucky with injuries but there's something not quite right with him, whether Joe Gallagher has to shoulder some blame I don't know but getting COVID the week before the Beterbiev fight while still in UK is Johnson's fault, good career I suppose but dogged by pull outs and inactivity, Warren no doubt feeling how Hearn has felt several times
Callum fought Beterbiev in 2018
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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I’m off to this show on Saturday night :o
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milpool wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 16:24 I’m off to this show on Saturday night :o
Joyce is usually watchable and who knows what to expect with Cunningham/Tete.

Hearing good things about Tommy Fletcher who’s turning over on this show too. He’s meant to have big power so will be interesting to see how he gets on. He’s fighting TBA.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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Johnson should quit he never wants to fight. Turned down and pulled out of numerous fights.
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Re: Callum Johnson vs. Igor Mikhalkin | BT Sport - 2 July 2022 (Postponed)

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samwbr wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 16:17
handsofstone wrote: 30 Jun 2022, 13:33 He needs to call it a day, I get that he's been unlucky with injuries but there's something not quite right with him, whether Joe Gallagher has to shoulder some blame I don't know but getting COVID the week before the Beterbiev fight while still in UK is Johnson's fault, good career I suppose but dogged by pull outs and inactivity, Warren no doubt feeling how Hearn has felt several times
Callum fought Beterbiev in 2018
Smith Jr 😩
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