NASSAU, BAHAMAS- After putting on a dominant performance in his last fight, Tureano Johnson is set to get back in the ring at least one more time before the year is out.
According to Golden Boy Promotions officials, Johnson (21-2-1, 14 KOs) will take on Magomed Madiev (13-0-1, 4 Kos) with a tentative date set for November. The fight against Madiev is a World Boxing Association eliminator for the middleweight title.
“Madiev is a fast and crafty fighter. He’s strong and slick – somewhat of a European Floyd Mayweather,” said Johnson.
“But he’s a very beatable opponent. We’re going to expose his flaws. I’m brushing up on my tools, and no one will be able to withstand that. I’ll be ready, regardless of my situation right now dealing with the hurricane.”
In July, Johnson defeated Ireland’s Jason Quigley via 9th round stoppage in the 10-round main event of the Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
The 35-year-old handed the 28-year-old Quigley (16-1, 12 KOs) the first defeat of his professional career.
Back in 2016, Johnson earned a spot as a mandatory contender when he dominated Eamonn O’Kane on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin’s knockout over Canadian David Lemieux. He was never able to fight for the title because he was sidelined for nearly a year with a shoulder injury.
He called this bout a career-defining moment.
“I’m here to be a world champion,” Johnson said. “Whoever got those belts, I want a Charlo, I want a Canelo, I want all of them!”