Liam Wells faces ex-Commonwealth gold medalist in sixth pro fight

RINGSIDE 07/06/2019

Former world kickboxing champion Liam Wells will take on a former Commonwealth Games gold medalist live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank in just his SIXTH professional fight.

‘The Choir Boy’ has impressed in moving to 5-0, 2 KOs under trainer Adam Hart and has a massive chance to announce himself to American fans on the #MTKFightNight in Belfast on June 21, when he takes on popular local Paddy Gallagher (15-5, 9 KOs).

As he prepares to take a huge step up from his entertaining victory over Jumanne Camero at York Hall last time out, Wells is brimming with enthusiasm ahead of his second eight-round fight.

Wells, whose fight will also be broadcast on iFL TV, said: “I wake up excited. I have a big smile on my face going to training. My trainer believes in me completely and that makes me feel so good.

“Paddy Gallagher is a very good fighter and I’m honoured to be facing him in just my sixth fight. I watched his last bout and I’m just very excited to be taking him on.

“It’s crazy how quickly this has all happened. I’m proud of myself but I’ve got to thank my team for taking me on this journey.

“It’s amazing to be fighting on ESPN+. It’s a great buzz and I’m so thrilled to have the chance to perform for an American audience.”

Alongside Gallagher vs. Wells on a stacked Belfast bill is a WBC International super-lightweight title showdown between Tyrone McKenna and Darragh Foley and a WBO European light-heavyweight title clash between Steven Ward and Liam Conroy.

Several of the leading local boxing talents will compete for exposure on the undercard; including the likes of Lewis Crocker, Taylor McGoldrick and Caoimhin Agyarko.