Glen Johnson was defeated by journeyman / fringe prospect Andrzej Fonfara on Friday evening in Chicago, in the headline event of the week's Friday Night Fights card. He promised before the bout, if he lost, he would likely retire, and indeed, he did.
Once the fight was over and the verdict was in, Johnson announced his retirement from the sport, ending a career which spanned nearly 20 years, and saw Johnson compete in 70 professional bouts all across the globe. His final record stands at 51 (35) - 17 - 2, and of course, that ledger includes numerous defeats which "The Road Warrior" likely deserved to win.
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Fonfara surprisingly defeated Johnson with relative ease. The scorecards read 99-91, 97-93 and 97-93 in his favor, as he improves to 22 (12) - 2, and scores by far the biggest win of his career. We'll have to see whether this snowballs into future success for him, or whether or not he simply was able to capitalize on this unique opportunity.