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Boxer Glen Johnson makes sales pitch to Joe Calzaghe

November 13, 2008 |  5:15 pm

Light-heavyweight boxer Glen Johnson is trying to push his way to the front of the line should unbeaten Joe Calzaghe decide to fight again. Calzaghe on Saturday won a decision over Roy Jones Jr.

In an open letter distributed Thursday, Johnson urged Calzaghe to keep fighting. Here's how he opens his sales pitch:

Congratulations on your win over Roy Jones last Saturday night. I’m happy to see that you’re finally getting some overdue credit, and now that you’ve accomplished what you wanted to against Jones and Bernard Hopkins, I think it’s time for you and I to settle some unfinished business.

I’m sure you remember, but if you don’t, you previously agreed to fight me three times in the past, yet all three times you pulled out of the fight due to injury and we never had the opportunity to give the fans the fight they were all waiting to see.

And here's how Johnson closes:

Any time you want, I would love to fight you in Wales. I will be there as soon as you invite me.


“The Road Warrior” Glen Johnson

-- Lance Pugmire