“The Kingpin Diary,” day 2

500In 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 Saturday, Nov. 28

“Started my day at 7:00 a.m. with a 6K run. I was surprised by the number fans who honked their horns or waved while I was running in downtown Douglasville, Georgia.  This fight has made me recognizable everywhere.  I ended up signing autographs in the parking lot of a local supermarket at 8:30 in the morning.

“As I do every Saturday that I am in Douglasville, I spoke at the Youth Against Violence program this morning and encouraged at-risk youth to change their circumstances by focusing on getting an education.  A lot of the young boys in the group reminded me of myself when I was their age; they have a lot of potential, but lack focus and direction.“Talking to these kids is my passion.  Just seeing them react to me and what I’m saying makes me feel like I’m making a difference.  I’m thinking about starting a PAL Boxing program here in Douglasville after my fight with Vitali Klitschko.

“Got some great sparring in today, almost 14 rounds of great work by my sparring partners.  I want to give a big shout out to Kevin Burnett. This kid gives me great work everyday.  Looking forward to one more day of sparring tomorrow before leaving for Switzerland on Monday.”

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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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