Buglioni vs Johnson: Frank Buglioni to suffer humbling KO at hands of Callum Johnson, says Joe Gallagher
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 12/09/17 5:35pm
Trainer Joe Gallagher has been angered by Frank Buglioni’s "trash talk" and believes his fighter Callum Johnson will inflict a humbling defeat on the British champion.
Buglioni will battle Johnson for the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight titles on the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev undercard at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Buglioni-Johnson on AJ undercard
Frank Buglioni and Callum Johnson to fight for the British and Commonwealth titles
The north Londoner claimed the Lonsdale belt with a dramatic late stoppage of Hosea Burton, another fighter from the Gallagher gym, and the Bolton-based trainer believes Buglioni has crossed the line with some of his comments on social media.
"I see some of the trash talk Frank has been putting out on Twitter," Gallagher told Sky Sports. "I think he must still be concussed from that fight, because he's forgotten the 11 rounds before it when he got his head boxed off.
A fight isn't over until it's over, so huge congrats to him, but I just think some of the stuff that he's saying is a little bit disrespectful.
"He landed a right hand with a minute to go in the 12th round and he's going on like he beat Hosea up for every minute of every round.
"He did well and he got the result. A fight isn't over until it's over, so huge congrats to him, but I just think some of the stuff that he's saying is a little bit disrespectful."
Johnson claimed the Commonwealth title after his ninth round stoppage win over Willbeforce Shihepo last November and Gallagher expects him to add another explosive win to his 16-fight unbeaten record next month.
"Callum Johnson, he had a good win, knocked out Willbeforce Shihepo, who went 12 rounds with Arthur Abraham," said Gallagher.
"I'm extremely confident of Callum Johnson going in there and winning that British title."
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Asked for a prediction, he added: "Callum Johnson by knockout. Everyone and anyone that's been in the ring with Callum Johnson as a pro, as a fighter or a sparring partner, all know what Callum Johnson can do.
"This is what I'm excited about. I don't think they really rate Callum Johnson and that could their undoing."