Glen Johnson to bring THE HEAT to his Super Six Semifinal and WBC super middleweight title clash with Carl Froch
MIAMI, FL (May 18, 2011) – To show his love for NBA team the Miami Heat and their ongoing effort to win the NBA Championship, Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) will be wearing one of their official home uniforms when he enters the ring for his Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal clash against WBC super middleweight champion Carl “Cobra” Froch at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 4.
Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson is presented by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, in association with Matchroom Sports and Caesars Atlantic City. The bout will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing starting at 9 PM ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Johnson, a season ticket holder and a super fan of the team, will be wearing an official warm-up uniform with breakaway pants, which he will remove in the ring to reveal an authentic team uniform. When the action starts, he will fight with Heat shorts as his trunks.
Additionally, Johnson’s corner men will all wear Heat warm up outfits on fight night.
“It was all Glen’s idea to show his love for the team,” said Johnson’s manager, Henry Foster. “He rarely misses a game when he’s home.”
Foster says he took Johnson’s idea to Heat representatives, got their approval and then contacted Adidas and also got their ok.
“Everyone I spoke to was very accommodating,” added Foster. “I’m told that several of the players on the team know about Glen and his love for the team and are also fans of his.”
Not wanting to show a favorite because he loves the entire team, Johnson will wear #42 in reference to his age.
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $100, and $50, can be purchased through the Boardwalk Hall ticket office and Ticketmaster. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at any Ticketmaster retail outlet or in person at Boardwalk Hall box office.
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