Foxwoods prepares for the return of ‘The American Dream’ Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is getting ready for a ring return this August (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

There is no denying true talent and that’s why I’ve always had a soft spot for former WBC USNBC light heavyweight champion Ron Johnson.

Sporting an 11-1 record with 3 knockouts, it’s hard for me to believe that we haven’t seen the Cleveland, Oh. inside of the squared circle competing as a professional for more than five years. Johnson’s last match took place in November of 2009 inside of the Palms Casino in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, a 2nd round “No Contest” vs. Dumont Welliver.

As the years passed I kept tabs with Johnson and it was easy for me to see how the man who calls himself “The American Dream” could have gotten wrapped up with projects outside of the squared circle given all his insight in the game combined with his business acumen.

On Aug. 15, however, Johnson will be returning to his roots when he makes a long-awaited return on the “Knockout” Finale undercard featuring former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr.

Johnson’s return, tentatively set against an opponent to be named in the cruiserweight class, will takes place from within the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.

Steve Marcano, Executive Producer of the reality series “Knockout”, knows the true potential that Johnson possesses.

“Ron told me he’s ready to resume his career and I’m here to help him get back where he needs to be, so this is a start,” Marcano stated. 

Stay tuned to Hustle Boss in the coming weeks for more coverage of Johnson’s return and stay tuned to Fuse/NuvoTV to check out all the action.

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