Goodjohn Turns to Spartacus for Some Gladiator Spirit
Fight Network Staff / November 27, 2012 - 11:16am
21 year-old 'Tornado' Tyler Goodjohn aims to get back to winning ways on December 8th in Brentwood - and has hired a former champion as his trainer to help him do so.
Goodjohn won his first five fights before suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of Vinny Woolford a year ago. A routine win followed but then in a very close fight which could have gone either way, Tyler dropped a decision by a single point to current Southern Area champion Danny Connor.
A week on Saturday he faces Sylwester Walczak from Poland who has lost only two from six fights.
Since his loss to Connor, Goodjohn has appointed Steve Spartacus as his trainer and signed a long term deal with Goodwin Promotions. Spartacus was the first ever English light-heavyweight champion back in 2003 and also twice challenged for the Lonsdale belt.
"I feel in tremendous shape," said Goodjohn. "I have been working incredibly hard with my new trainer Steve Spartacus, who has added so much to my game. I am still very young in boxing terms but I have experienced a lot early and I have 100% confidence that my ability and determination will win titles.
"I will start by showing on December 8th that 2013 is going to be my year. I will be bringing the Fen Army to Essex who always do me proud and there will definitely be a tornado in Essex."
Promoter Steve Goodwin added: "I am delighted to have signed Tyler. He is a very determined young man and things just have not fallen his way. I have total confidence that from now on Tyler will be able to fulfil his dreams and I look forward to being a part of it and helping him achieve his goals."
Goodjohn's bout is one of eight being shown live and for free on Primetime (Sky 498) from 5.30 pm on Saturday December 8th. The mammoth 'Earthquake in Essex' card features 15 bouts in total.
The show is headed by a rematch for the Southern Area light-middleweight title between Kris Agyei-Dua and Nathan Graham. The fight that has created the most public interest and the one everyone wants to see is the grudge heavyweight clash between rejuvenated former amateur star Ian Lewison and undefeated Welsh prospect Dorian Darch (6-0).
Recording star John Tubby will perform his forthcoming single as an added attraction.
Tickets can be bought at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk or by calling 01525 851150.