Liam Conroy fires warning to forthcoming opponent Steven Ward

RINGSIDE 10/06/2019

Liam Conroy has warned WBO European title rival Steven Ward he’s hell-bent on forcing a second shot at the British light-heavyweight crown.

Former sparring partners Conroy and Ward collide on #MTKFightNight at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on June 21 – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV – in a 10-round match-up many see as a true 50-50 bout.

As he prepares to conquer Europe in the wake of a British title defeat to Olympian Joshua Buatsi, Conroy is determined to climb back quickly.

Conroy said: “I still want to build myself back up to the British title mandatory position. It’s still my dream and I won’t stop until I get it.

“Hopefully I get this fight won looking good and start building towards that. Whoever’s in the way, that’s who I’m going for.

“I’m looking forward to boxing on the ESPN+ platform. It’s a great opportunity to showcase my skills to a wider audience in the US.

“I don’t think I’ll be any more nervous than normal on the night, though – it’s just exciting and what an opportunity Steve and I have been given. It’s all thanks to MTK Global.”

Joining Conroy and Ward on a stellar bill are Irish super-lightweight rivals Tyrone McKenna and Darragh Foley, who fight it out for the WBC International title, while local favourite Paddy Gallagher meets the undefeated Liam Wells at welterweight.

The likes of Lewis Crocker, Taylor McGoldrick, Caoimhin Agyarko and Owen O’Neill make up the undercard.