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Fight Day 5K: Bosh Run, London

February 10 2024

Greenwich Park invaded by Johnny Fisher and his Romford Bull Army!

Johnny Fisher, fresh from a knockout victory in his Las Vegas debut, was literally back down to earth this morning as he invited members of the local community to join him and his ‘Bosh Soldiers’ to run a special Fight Day 5K with a twist.

The Romford Bull made his way to Greenwich in the back of a taxi driven by none other than comedy sensation Crazy Ginger Cabbie, as the pair discussed his experiences in the US, Johnny’s dream to one day headline a show at Twickenham and, of course, where the nearest post-run cafe is situated!

Hordes of fans made the pilgrimage to Greenwich Park in London, where the Fisher family, including the infamous Big John, greeted them. Super Lightweight star, Jack Catterall, was also in attendance, as participants prepared for a challenging, but enjoyable course around the iconic park grounds.

Matchroom’s newly appointed Head of Fitness & Wellbeing, Kai Peacock, led an interactive warm-up, whilst our partners at Everlast provided a host of giveaways to worthy recipients.

As the run got underway, Fisher was slightly nervous – having admittedly consumed a fair amount of confectionary and Chinese food since returning from the States – yet he remained confident of finishing ahead of Frank Smith, especially as he’d followed the action just last month when Smith took on Eddie Hearn in San Francisco.

Over the course of five gruelling (and very hilly) kilometres, the pair pretty much stuck together the whole way round – setting up a sprint finish…

He's my boss. He's got to win!

- Johnny Fisher

“He’s my boss. He’s got to win!” proclaimed Fisher, as he crossed the finish line just a fraction after Smith.

And he was quick to justify his position with a great excuse.

“I accidentally stacked it so my boss could win,” he continued, keen to set the record straight.

“I was pacemaking for Frank, building his confidence up a bit – and then, I took a left turn, misplaced my foot and let him take the glory at the end. That’s what good men do!”

 

 

With all of this drama unfolding further back in the pack, at the business end of the race, Kai Peacock and Jack Catterall were coping admirably with the Greenwich undulations.

That said, they still couldn’t quite keep up with eventual winner – Louie Ward – who completed the course in an outstanding 18 minutes and 10 seconds. Louie will now go into the field for the end of year ‘Champion of Champions’ race at an undisclosed venue.

Attention now turns to fight night, with Liam Dillon and Reece Bellotti facing off for the British and Commonwealth Super Featherweight Titles at indigo at The O2.