Date: 6th February 2004
Venue: Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Title: vacant IBF World Light-heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Fight Academy
Tv: BBC Sport
( 35 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 174 lbs
( 39 - 9 - 2 )
Weight: 174 3/4 lbs
Three months after their first meeting, Woods and Johnson met once again in Woods hometown of Sheffield, again trying to find a champion for the IBF's vacant world super-middleweight title. That first fight at the nearby Pond's Forge Arena had ended with many firmly patriotic Englishman feeling that Johnson may have done enough to have filled the vacancy. Instead, the judges voted for a split decision draw, not a terrible result but maybe not the correct one.
Justice was served in this fight though, and the Jamaican known as "The Road Warrior" finally realised his dream of becoming a world champion after failed attempts against Bernard Hopkins (IBF middleweight), Sven Ottke (IBF super-middleweight), Silvio Branco (WBU super-middleweight), and Woods in the first fight.
Scores: Ric Bays 116-112 | Ian John-Lewis 115-113 | Hilton Whitaker Jr 115-113.