JOHNSON SPLIT DECISIONS TARVER!!
|Former IBF light heavyweight champion of the world Glencoffe "Road Warrior" Johnson returned from his knockout of Roy Jones Jr. with a split decision win over former WBC light heavyweight champion and fellow Jones conqueror Antonio Tarver. In a back and forth fight|
that saw both men have their moments of considerable success, Johnson was adjudged to have done the better work and secured a two-pint margin on two scorecards while another judge felt that Tarver had won by a four-point deficit. It's a wonderful story and achievement for Johnson who was always the underdog but now, he knows he is the best light heavyweight in the world.
Stay tuned for the round by round report of the fight coming soon.
Early results from the undercard of the Tarver-Johnson fight in the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, USA saw Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward begin his professional light heavyweight campaign with a second round stoppage win over Christopher Molina. Molina hit the deck twice before the fight was stopped.
Middleweight Tarvis Simms took a split decision over Carlos Bojorquez but not before hitting the canvas. Simms got up and secured the win by a two-point margin on two of the scorecards while the other saw the action for Bojorquez by four points.
In a heavyweight attraction, Vinny Maddalone won every round against Ronnie Smith in a six-round fight.