‘Kingpin’ ready to return: I’ll make Price go ‘night night’ again or take on Chisora!

Former world heavyweight title challenger Kevin Johnson is in search of an opponent for his next bout and hopes for a return to the UK following his points loss to Tyson Fury in December.

The veteran American, who also fought on British soil in the Prizefighter tournament in 2012, is eyeing up some of the big domestic names on the other side of the Atlantic for the imminent resumption of his ring career.

“I don’t have a date for my next fight, but I was hoping to get Chisora or Price next,” Johnson told World Boxing News recently.

Johnson, 33, watched on earlier this year as compatriot Tony Thompson inflicted a first defeat on world title prospect Price and believes he could make it two in a row if given the chance.

“Price is so careless and I saw that KO coming,” said Johnson. “I would love to fight him while he’s still ready to go ‘night night.'”

The experienced pro then turned his attention to Fury, who inflicted just a third loss from 32 contests on Johnson when they met in Belfast, something that he is hopeful overturning in a rematch after the unbeaten giant takes on Steve Cunningham next month.

“Fury and I will meet again, the only difference this time will be I’ll have the full time to train instead of two weeks.

“For now, Fury and Steve (Cunningham) makes a good fight, but in a division where there’s not much gonging on right now, is it really that good?

“I am just taking this time to keep myself sharp and ready for what comes next. I can’t just wait on a proper call and then start training, as I’m supposed to be ready before my next fight is made,” concluded Johnson.