Following his second round TKO loss to rising heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, Kevin Johnson said in an interview that he would be retiring from the sport of boxing.
“When it’s your time, it’s your time. I think it’s my time to get out of the game. That’s it for me. I’m not playing. I’m not going to sit back and stay around and suffer losses to the young fighters when I’m a seasoned fighter." Johnson told IFL.
Johnson first turned professional in 2003. He rallied up a record of 22-0-1 before suffering his first loss to Vitali Klitschko in 2009. Since then he has faced the likes of Tyson Fury, Manuel Charr, Dereck Chisora, and Christian Hammer. He had never been previously stopped before facing Joshua.