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Connor Cassius aims for Maxi Hughes upset at Doncaster Dome this weekend

Ringside 23/11/2017

Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor insists he will upset Maxi Hughes’ title ambitions when the pair clash in a 10-rounder at the Doncaster Dome on Saturday night.

Connor (17-9-2) is unbeaten in six bouts since his 2014 Prizefighter loss to Michael Devine, with the 31-year-old MTK Global fighter aiming to claim his third win of the year against former British title challenger Hughes (17-3-2).

“I’m all ready to go,” said Connor, a former Southern Area champion. “I’ve done an eight-week camp and I’ve been training in a few places, doing my own thing,” continued the Carshalton-based welterweight.

“I want to get him [Hughes] out of there and look good whatever way I do it and I want to show everyone how good I am. I’ve had a bit of notice for this one, so I’m going to go in there and do a job.”

“Hughes has only lost to top domestic level – Scotty Cardle and Martin Ward – so he’s a good fighter, who’s been in with good opponents at a high level. I think I’ve got him at a good time because he’s looking to push back into title contention and I’m going to upset those plans and do the business.”

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