British light-heavyweight banger Callum Johnson has signed a long-term promotional contract with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.

The former British and Commonwealth champion started his career with Frank Warren, and has returned with the hope of securing a second world title shot after challenging IBF 175lbs champion Artur Beterbiev in 2018.

Johnson, who is approaching two years without a fight, joins a stable which also features domestic light-heavyweight pair Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde.

“I want to be in the best possible fights domestically and on the world stage. Frank is the man to deliver those fights,” said Johnson. “It wasn’t happening for me elsewhere, and Frank has a good stable of light-heavyweights so returning to him made sense.”

“Callum is the man to go and get that World Light-Heavyweight title for Frank and bring it back to Britain,” Trainer Joe Gallagher said. “That will lead to big defences against the likes of Lyndon Arthur and Anthony Yarde who Frank also promotes.

“Callum had a frustrating 2020. He said, ‘Yes’ to fights with Dmitry Bivol and Joshua Buatsi but then heard no more. Now things are looking up. Callum is in the prime of his career and Frank has the contacts and fighters to make big things happen.”

“I am delighted to be back working with Callum once again,” Frank Warren added. “He started his career with me and I hope he ends it having won a World championship and fulfilling his promise.

“We will get him out in the next couple of months and then it will all be about a big world title push and even at domestic level there will be some huge lucrative fights.”