Title fight for Tyler Goodjohn as he attempts to become English champion again

Wentworth's Tyler Goodjohn will be fighting Johnny Carton for the vacant English Welterweight title

Wentworth's Tyler Goodjohn will be fighting Johnny Carton for the vacant English Welterweight title in March. Picture: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

St Ives fighter Tyler Goodjohn has been handed the opportunity to become a two-weight English champion.

Goodjohn will face Johnny Garton for the vacant welterweight crown at the York Hall in London on March 19 in only his second fight since stepping up a division.

The 24 year-old, who boxes under the St Ives Boxing Academy banner, is a former English light-welterweight champion. He has won 12 of his 16 professional outings while Garton, from Peckham, has won 16 of his 18 outings.

And Goodjohn’s trainer Steve Whitwell reckons it has the makings of a classic battle.

He said: “It has the makings of a very tough and very exciting fight for Tyler.


You may also want to watch:


“They are both very aggressive fighters although we are focusing hard on getting Tyler boxing rather than being drawn into a brawl.”

Fellow St Ives Boxing Academy man Karl Wheeler’s cruiserweight clash on the same bill is now for the British Challenger title.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter