This Friday, June 12th, Star Boxing's undefeated heavyweight contender Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson (22-0-1, 9KO) will be honored at the 20th annual Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Johnson, who is ranked as the WBA #4, WBC #10, and IBF #13 rated heavyweight in the world, will be part of the "Night of Rising Stars" ceremony being hosted by Legendary Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward.
Some of boxing's hottest young stars and champions will be honored at the ceremony. Joining Johnson will be WBO junior middleweight champion, Paul "The Punisher" Williams, IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto, two- time welterweight champion Kermit "The Killer" Cintron, and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder.
Johnson who is widely considered to be the top American heavyweight prospect, is coming off an impressive 6th round TKO victory over previously unbeaten and highly regarded 2004 Olympic Team Captain, Devin Vargas on May 15th.
"I am very honored that I was asked to take part in this wonderful ceremony," stated Johnson. "This is a dream come true for me. It's a walking fantasy to take part in the Hall of Fame Induction weekend."
"We are very proud of Kevin's accomplishments and are looking forward to him becoming the next American Heavyweight champion," stated Johnson promoter Joe DeGuardia, CEO and founder of Star Boxing. "We are very happy that the prestigious International Boxing Hall Of Fame has honored Kevin and we want to thank them for all their support."
For Johnson, who is an avid student of the game, it will be his first time visiting the BHOF. "I am very excited to get up there and get a chance to see the memorabilia from these all-time great fighters. I have watched so many films of these guys, I am really am just looking forward to walking around and taking everything in."
"I know that very soon I am going to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and I think that me being asked to attend this ceremony is a testament to the fact that many other people in boxing feel the same exact way. I really can not express enough how honored I truly am. This is one of the proudest moments of my entire life."
For more information on the Hall of Fame's 20th Annual Induction Weekend, you can call (315) 697-7095 or visit www.ibhof.com