Conroy says underdog tag will make Buatsi win sweeter

RINGSIDE 19/03/2019

📸 Mark Robinson

The heavy-handed Liam Conroy is heading for Saturday’s dream British light-heavyweight title clash with Olympian Josh Buatsi full of confidence and ambition.

Barrow-in-Furness’ Conroy (16-3-1-KO8) has blasted aside his last five opponents and although heading for the Copper Box an underdog, insists silencing doubters is an objective he’s a proven track record of meeting.

Conroy said: “I’m feeling brilliant. I’m living the dream to be boxing for a British title. I’m so inspired and I think you’ll see an extra level to my boxing this weekend as a result of that.

“The bookies have him a clear favourite. I was insulted at first but then I look back on times I’ve done this before – I’ve had brilliant wins being the underdog.

“With it being on such a big scale and on such a big platform, it’s going to be even sweeter when I do it.

“Having so many people from Barrow there will give me a massive push. I’ve sold loads of tickets even though it’s nowhere near London. I think they’re as excited as I am!

“I’m the first Barrovian to box for the British title and I’ll be the first one to win one as well. Everyone is absolutely buzzing so it’ll be a brilliant atmosphere in there and I’ll feed off it on the night.”

Buatsi vs. Conroy is part of a Matchroom card in east London that also includes Conroy’s MTK Global team-mate Charlie Edwards defending his WBC world title as well as unbeaten Welsh hope Sean McGoldrick.

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