“The Kingpin Diaries” Pt. 4

Photo by Marty Rosengarten/Ringside Photos
Photo by Marty Rosengarten

In the final three weeks leading up to his showdown with WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs), televised on HBO Dec. 12, undefeated contender Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9 KOs) will be posting his diary online, exclusive to Fightnews.com readers.

Diary entry Monday, Nov. 30

“Today is the big day. There is so much to do before traveling to Berne, Switzerland today.  I had hoped to get in a little sparring this morning before getting on the plane, but my sparring partners looked like they need a break so I let them off the hook.

“But I did get in a 5K run on the treadmill (it was raining outside), did some calisthenics and shadowboxed for an hour.  After that, I got in a 45 minute workout with my personal trainer, then sat down with my manager and trainers to map out the game plan for the next two weeks.  

“They are more on edge than I am and I like it like that.  I love it when my team is on the exact same page as I am.

“I watched tape of the Lennox Lewis – Vitali Klitschko fight again with my trainers again and it got my juices flowing.  I love watching tape of Vitali – something jumps out at my every time that I do.  I wish the fight was tonight!

“I spent the morning signing autographs outside the Total Package Gym here in Douglasvile, Georgia, and talked to some fans who showed up to wish me luck before I took off.   Also did some local radio – Atlanta Radio – and TV to plug the fight and I am now in the car headed to the airport.

“I’m 12 days away from achieving my goal of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.  It’s so close I can taste it.  Stay tuned, I’m going to shock the world!”

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Televised on HBO, Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9 KOs) will take on Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37 KOs) for the WBC heavyweight championship on December 12.

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