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 Friday, Nov. 27
“I am so focused on winning the world title that I am sacrificing everything.
“Yesterday was Thanksgiving day and, for the first time in my life, I had to give up having dinner with my family so that I can train instead. I started the day with a 5K run and finished it by going to war with my sparring partners. I’m ruining my Thanksgiving so that I can ruin Vitali Klitschko’s Christmas. My team and I are focused and are ready to get this fight over with.
“I spoke to a friend who is serving in Afghanistan this morning, so I want to take some time to say thank you to all the brave men and women fighting around the world for our freedom. They are the real champions, so I will dedicate my victory over Vitali to our US Armed Forces.”
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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.