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Unbeaten Dutch prospect Gian Carlo Liesdek signs with Team Fury

Phil Jay 02/05/2014

Rotterdam light-heavyweight Gian Carlos Liesdek has become the latest fighter to join Peter Fury and co. as Team Fury gear-up for the opening of their new gym in Bolton on May 14.

The 24 year-old, who recently scored a first career knockout in his homeland, is scheduled to return later this month and is already working with his new coach as he aims to push his record to 5-0.

“Gian Carlo is a great addition to our team,” Peter Fury told World Boxing News.

“He has had four pro fights with four wins and I have seen enough from him to see he can go far in boxing. Liesdek is originally from Surinam, but now fights out of Holland. He is still young and has a big future.

“Liesdek is a good size at 6ft 2ins and has boxed and beat top international fighters in the amateurs. His next fight is already lined-up for 26th may in Holland and I am getting him ready for it now.”.

Ranked number one in his native country, Liesdek made his pro debut in January 2013 with a four-round points win over Antonio Manuel and has since shared his time in the sport fighting between Holland and Belgium, both Fury training camp venues in the past.

Working alongside the likes of undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury and cousin Hughie, as well as former world title challenger Eddie Chambers will only serve to help Liesdek with his progress as the contender plots a route to future honours at 175lbs.

German-based Pierre Dippe, a 25 year-old with a 2-1-1, 2 KO record, is schedule to be Liesdek’s next foe, although future fights in the UK now become a possibility after joining up with the Fury’s.

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