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Johnston convinced best days aren't behind him

At 35, Stevie Johnston's best days are most likely behind him. But don't tell that to the proud, hardened warrior, who fights Edner Cherry on "Wednesday Night Fights."

Originally Published: May 21, 2008
By William Dettloff | Special to ESPN.com

If Stevie Johnston is nearing the end of his career -- or at the very least is well past the most useful stages of it -- as most observers firmly believe he is, you wouldn't know it from talking to him.

To hear him tell it, being 35 years old and the veteran of 48 pro fights, many of them hard and bloody, only means that he has to work harder than he did at 25.

"When I was in my 20s, I was winning on just my youth and talent," Johnston, in training for his fight Wednesday night ...

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