Liam Desmond back out on June 20 in search of fifth pro win

Tim Rickson 01/04/2015

Undefeated middleweight talent, Liam Desmond (4-0) will next fight on June 20th at Civic Hall, Grays looking for his fifth win in the pro ranks on a Carl Greaves Promotions show.

The 21-year-old from Corringham, Essex said of his next fight, “It’s at the Civic Hall again and I’ve got no idea of the opponent just yet but it’ll possibly be a four round fight but maybe six rounds.”

The 6ft 2″ tall middleweight moved up to 4-0 on March 14th after defeating Rob Brown 1-1 at the same setting for all of his pro fights to date, the Civic Hall, Grays with the headlining fight featuring Prizefighter winner Johnny Coyle claiming his first title in the form of the British Masters Bronze light-welterweight strap.

Keen to continue the momentum, the young talent has already been back to his boxing home, The Fight Farm in Basildon, Essex just ten days after fighting, “Went back to the gym yesterday but I’m going on holiday next week so I’ll be straight back to the gym after that, and then not long after I’ll be starting the camp,” said Desmond.

The previous win on March 14th marked the former West Ham ABC amateur’s first full year in the professional ranks achieving a respectable 4-0 record.

He said, “I’ve settled in really good now, each fight I’ve improved and I’m really enjoying it. I can’t complain at all with my first year, I haven’t rushed the amount of fights but I’ve been regular enough. I don’t want to take backwards steps now, I want to progress and I want the hard fights because it makes you learn more.”

Desmond completed his debut year successfully with wins over Liam Griffiths 3-37-1 on his pro bow on March 15th last year, Dee Mitchell 9-63-1 four months later in July, Kieran Gray 6-35-1 once again four months apart in November, and the latest triumph over Rob Brown who came into the fight having beaten the same opponent in Kieran Gray just a few weeks earlier than Desmond did.

The young prospect is keen to start stepping up the rounds and calibre of opponents and his coach, Kevin Lilley and promoter, Carl Greaves are in full agreement.

Desmond commented, “I definitely want to be going up to six rounds, maybe even eight, by the end of the year. It’s up to Carl and Kevin but I’m happy to step up, I’ll put the work in and whoever is in front of me then I’ll beat them, not really bothered who it is, to be honest.

“I’d like to finish the year as a Masters champion. Talked about it in a chat with Kevin [Lilley] and hopefully I’ll move on to bigger fights next year. For now, it’s about getting my name out there and some more wins under my belt.”

The show will likely feature teammates Vinz Kuech, cruiserweight Darrel Church, light heavyweights Paul Hilz and Joe Jackson. Card to be confirmed still.

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