Miami Herald boxing article by Santos Perez on Glen Johnson.
Miami boxer scores quick win, raises his profile
Posted on Wed, Nov. 12, 2008
BY SANTOS A. PEREZ
Glen Johnson remained in the mix for possible marquee fights with a quick victory Tuesday night at Hard Rock Live Arena.
The Miami resident scored a fourth round-technical knockout over Aaron Norwood in the main event of a seven-bout card.
Unable to withstand Johnson’s repeated pressure, Norwood retreated early in the fourth round after being punished with combinations to the head and body. Johnson (48-12-2, 33 KOs) found his opening and landed two solid left hooks and straight rights to the head.
Referee Brian Garry spared Norwood (26-11-2) from additional punishment and stopped the bout at 1:20 of the round.
”I wished the guy would have engaged more but it is what it is,” Johnson said. “We’re looking for the bigger fights and the bigger opponents. Hopefully, they’ll step up and answer the call.”
Johnson established the pace in the first round with a lead left jab to the head. Norwood didn’t mount much offensively. In the second, Johnson increased pressure with jabs and left hooks and rights to the body.
Earlier, James McGirt Jr. and Marcus Upshaw fought to a majority draw.
McGirt (19-1-1) floored Upshaw in the first round with a left to the head. But Upshaw (8-3-1) frustrated McGirt with rights and lefts to the head the remainder of the bout.