Libertarian Boxer Making a Comeback!

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Earlier this month, American Dream Presents and the Libertarian Party of Nevada hosted LP Nevada’s 2016 convention after-party for a special double announcement.  LPN state chair Brett H. Pojunis announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party national chairmanship.  Shortly before that, LPN’s own light-heavyweight champion Ron Johnson announced his return to the ring!

A double main event is happening on May 27, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida to coincide with the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

The special attraction features Cleveland, Ohio’s Roy Jones Jr., battling in the ring with the undefeated up-and-comer Omari Braxton. The two main events will feature Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. and LPN’s Ron “The American Dream” Johnson, another proud native of Cleveland.

Ron Johnson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.  His stellar record includes 11 wins to 1 loss, with 3 of those wins by knockout.  He stepped out of the ring in 2007 due to injuries and professional frustrations.

“I got burned out boxing and doing promotions at the same time," Johnson recently said in an interview for Cleveland online magazine. "It also didn't help not having a full team of loyal people. I got exhausted. Looking back, I'm glad I took the time off. I don't have a lot of wear and tear on my body. I took care of myself."

“Ron is an underdog,” says longtime friend and manager Ralph Faulkner.  Faulkner’s company, My Inner Circle Entertainment, is promoting the fights and promoting Ron Johnson.  “We came from a rough neighborhood where you’d meet someone on Saturday and he’d be dead on Tuesday. Rising up out of that and being successful is not easy.  But that’s the type of hunger that makes a man win.”

Ron Johnson holds his championship belt at a Libertarian Party news announcement

Libertarians also believe that same hunger for improvement and success is the true American spirit.  It’s more noticeable than ever in the age of entitlement and adults needing “safe spaces.”

Ron “The American Dream” Johnson returned to the ring in 2015.  These days, Johnson works in promotions but continues to stay involved with community service and local politics.  Most recently, he’s been training for America’s Fight Night in May.  Ron will also use this fight card to promote the Libertarian Party.

“It’s a match made in Heaven,” Brett Pojunis.  “Ron is an underdog boxer.  The LP is an underdog party.  If you look around, more and more people in Nevada and across the country are fed up with the status quo.  It’s time for all the underdogs to start sticking together everywhere.”


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