Liam Conroy is looking to resume his swift rise
Former English light-heavyweight champion Liam Conroy is looking to resume his swift rise on returning from injury this Friday.
The Barrovian was last seen in March halting Miles Shinkwin inside two rounds in Preston and has since overcome a hernia problem to feature on the MTK Global show at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse – live on iFL TV.
As he prepares to bid for a sixth straight stoppage win, Conroy is thinking of stepping up to British level at the first available opportunity.
Conroy (16-3-1-KO8) said: “I’m really glad to be back to it. This has been the longest spell of inactivity I’ve ever had and I was gaining some momentum before it. Hopefully I can pick up where I left off.
“They’re might be some ring rust. We’ll see. I think a nice break and some time to reassess might actually have done me good. I’m going to change a few things around and I plan on being an even better version of myself.
“My goal is just to win my next fight, obviously. As for regaining the English title, I feel like I’ve established myself at that level and I’m ready to move on from there once I’m back in the swing of things. The British title is what I want now.
“I’m emotionless when I fight so I won’t be unleashing any frustration. I’ll simply aim to be better each time and of course, I’m looking to continue my streak of stoppage wins.”
Joining Conroy on the card are MTK Global team-mates Brian Rose, Mike McGoldrick, Ben Sheedy and Craig Bunn plus the world-class Savannah Marshall.
Popular super-featherweight Stephen Tiffney is relishing his chance to shine on Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series card in Glasgow and welcomes the resurgence of boxing in Scotland.
The Newtongrange fighter (9-1-KO1) blasted Johnson Tellez out inside a single round in the same city back in September and now takes on Arturo Lopez at The SSE Hydro on the undercard of Josh Taylor vs. Ryan Martin and Ryan Burnett vs. Nonito Donaire.
With the WBSS in town this weekend and another huge card at Emirates Arena already booked in for November 30, Tiffney is reveling in the wave of interest in the sport.
Tiffney said: “This is a massive night for Scottish boxing. A lot of people know about the World Boxing Super Series for there to be a double-header like that in Glasgow is huge.
“Scotland has missed big boxing nights for quite a while – since the Ricky Burns days. That card on November 30 is massive. There are title fights and then my gym-mate Lewis Benson in another big clash with Tyrone McKenna..
“The atmosphere is going to be electric on Saturday. We already knew Josh would bring big nights like this back to Scotland so there’ll be a lot of people behind him. You’ve also got Burnett and Donaire, which is another massive fight.
“From my own point of view, I’d say it’s about momentum. I had a slow start to the year so it was good to be out in August and now be back in November. Hopefully I can squeeze in another one before the end of the year and just keep winning.
“The plan for myself is to try and keep busy. It’s good to be getting out. I know MTK Global will be putting on good shows and hopefully sometime next year I can have some kind of title shot.”
Tiffney joins MTK Global team-mates Kieran Smith, Siar Ozgul, Michael McGurk and Troy James on a stacked card on Saturday night – streamed live on YouTube.