Boxing: Former World Champion Johnny Nelson set for shock comeback

Johnny Nelson is making a comeback
Johnny Nelson is making a comeback
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Former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson is to fight to win back his title - at the age of 48.

After almost a decade out of the ring Sky TV boxing correspondent Nelson wants to come back for one more fight to stop current champion Marco Huck breaking his record of 13 defences of the WBO title.


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Nelson says he will need six months to get fight fit and promises he will knock out the German Huck in a fight to be scheduled for February or March when he will be 48.

“I watched his last fight and was asked if I could beat him and I said I would knock him out,” said Johnny, who’s back training under supervision of Brendan and Dominic Ingle at St Thomas gym, Wincobank where he’s trained since he was 12 years old.

“It’s all agreed from my side. I asked Brendan and Dominic and the surgeon who operated on my knees and hip and they agreed I could do it. Brendan always said I could fight until I was 50, he’s delighted. It’s a one-off and if my body tells me I can’t do it I will pull out.

“I’m not going there to make up the numbers. It will be ten years since I last boxed but if I go in to the ring with him I will win.”

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