Johnny Fisher STEPS Up as ‘Romford Bull’ gets a SAVAGE heavyweight assignment

Romford heavyweight sensation Johnny Fisher will take on Croatian knockout artist Alen Babic when he headlines his first ever show at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday July 6 (live on DAZN).

The big-punching Fisher, 25, is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest young talents coming through the domestic scene with an explosive unbeaten record of 11 fights and 10 knockouts since making his professional debut against Matt Gordan back in February 2021. 

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Fisher capped a memorable 2023 by claiming his first professional belt on the Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius card at The O2 in August, taking out Harry Armstrong in seven rounds to win the vacant Southern Area Heavyweight Title. 

The hugely popular prospect was named the 2023 Best Young Boxer of the Year by the prestigious Boxing Writers’ Club before kicking off a big 2024 in style by wiping out Dmytro Bezuz in one round on his US debut at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in February. 

Babic presents stiff test

Zagreb’s hard-hitting Babic (12-1, 11 KOs) racked up a destructive 10-fight knockout streak before being taken the distance for the first time in his career against Adam Balski on the undercard of Joshua Buatsi’s domestic Light-Heavyweight clash with Craig Richards at The O2 in May 2022. 

‘The Savage’ lost his unbeaten record when he was taken out by Poland’s Lukasz Rozanski in a challenge for the WBC Bridgerweight World Title at the G2A Arena in Rzeszow last year before returning to winning ways by halting Newcastle’s Steve Robinson in six rounds earlier this year.

‘The Romford Bull’ is enjoying a six-fight knockout streak of his own and a match-up against all-action Babic, who is mentored by former World Title challenger Dillian Whyte, is guaranteed to produce fireworks as both men target title action in the second half of 2024.

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“I have no words other than I am locked in and ready for the hardest fight of my life,” said Fisher.

“Johnny and his dad have definitely over-ordered this time in picking me for his next fight……I am going to enjoy teaching this POSH! boy some very Savage lessons,” said Babic. “I look forward to the fight but no university education can give Johnny the appetite for what’s coming his way!”

“The time has come for the step up and for Johnny and his incredible support to have their own night in London, and what a fight to do it in,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.

“Babic brings entertainment both inside and outside of the ring every time and the heavy-handed puncher is determined to inflict a first loss on Fisher.”