Johnny Garton vs Tyler Goodjohn: A Preview
On the 14th January, the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) announced that the ‘Pexican’ Johnny Garton will fight ‘El Tornado’ Tyler Goodjohn for the English welterweight title in a highly anticipated 50/50 clash which will take place at York Hall on the 19th March.
Nicknamed the ‘Pexican’ for obvious reasons, Johnny Garton is renowned for being a fighter that loves to come forward and take the fight to his opponents. The Goodwin Promotions fighter has an impressive record of 16-1-1 with his only defeat coming against now British and Commonwealth title holder Sam Eggington. Garton, who trains at the iBox Gym, based in Bromley, along with big names such as Bradley Skete, Ricky Boylan and Lewis Pettitt to name a few, has a fantastic chance to claim the English title at his first attempt.
Tyler Goodjohn, only 24 years old, is still a relative baby in the professional ranks. However the fighter from Cambridge has already in his 16 fights has won a English title and challenged for the WBC International title. This has all been done at light welterweight as he has only made the step up to the welterweight division in his last fight. So with the step up in division a recent occurrence and now the step up in class, the question will be can Goodjohn rise to the challenge. Again, he is a fighter that loves to come forward which is why this has the potential to be an absolute tear-up.
This fight is part of a Goodwin Promotions show that will include four major title fights, including Matthew Chanda taking on Jamie Speight for the vacant southern area super-bantamweight title. To pick a winner is nigh-on impossible as this is a genuine 50/50 fight but I urge fight fans to get themselves down to York Hall on the 19th March for a fantastic night of boxing.