World light-heavyweight title contender Callum Johnson’s return to the ring has been put back slightly after picking up a ‘few niggles’.

The 35-year-old is now aiming for a fight in August despite hopes of landing a slot on Frank Warren’s July 10 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Johnson, who re-joined Warren and the Queensberry Promotions stable in February, earned a highlight reel win in April against Emil Markic which marked Johnson’s return to the ring after a two-year absence.

“I have had a few niggles that I thought would heal quicker, but I am back in training and will be ready for August,” said Johnson via press release.

“It is a little bit of a gutter not being on the same bill as Lyndon and Anthony on July 10, but not the end of the world. It will only be another few weeks before Frank Warren has me out again, but I would have liked to be on that card. Firstly, for the excitement of all three of us being on it and secondly to get out a bit quicker.”

Arthur and Yarde feature on next month’s card against Davide Faraci and Emin Atra respectively with Frank Warren keen on making a rematch between the pair after their fight last December. Johnson believes that both his rivals aren’t as exciting to watch as he is and would favour Arthur to beat Yarde again.

“I think I would favour Arthur in the rematch, but it is a tough fight for both of them.

“Arthur deserved to win the first fight, but it wasn’t clear cut. He never dominated it massively but did enough. These are exciting times because we all have a point to prove and all chasing the same thing.”

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