Conroy praises trainer Roye ahead of Buatsi clash

RINGSIDE 21/03/2019

📷 Mark Robinson.

British light-heavyweight title challenger Liam Conroy has heaped praise on trainer Johnney Roye ahead of facing Joshua Buatsi on Saturday night.

The hard-hitting Barrovian is on a run of five straight stoppage wins and is determined to upset the odds at London’s Copper Box Arena – live on Sky Sports.

With his power still developing, Conroy is quick to hail the work with Roye in the MTK Manchester gym.

He said: “Johnney has been a massive influence throughout my career. He’s got such positive energy and believes in me. 

“The advice he gives me – not just inside the ring but also outside the ring has been brilliant. I’m so lucky to have him in my corner on fight night.

“Achieving this will be a dream for me. Johnney and I started in a little gym in Preston and we’ve just been grafting ever since. 

“From being on small hall shows, we’ve now come this far and reached this point and I still want more. It’s incredible and I’m so glad to be on this journey with him.

“Now I’m here, I want to stay on these massive shows and winning will provide a springboard to that and moving on to even bigger and better things.”

Conroy stars on a glitzy Matchroom bill that also includes world champion and MTK Global team-mate Charlie Edwards and rising Welsh star Sean McGoldrick.

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