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Demolition derby win boost Fryers confidence ahead of Derry bout

JAMES Fryers weight might be coming down but his confidence and indeed stock has ‘sky rocketed’ since he last took the ring.

Billed as ‘The Future’, Fryers always had that one to watch element about him both and cruised his way to 5-0. However, his most recent performance had those who hadn’t taken note scrambling for a pen and notepad. The 22 year old claimed the BUI Celtic Title with a sensational derby win over big puncher Mark Morris. The latest Mac Man was cool, calm and clever yet calculatingly destructive.

The performance won Fryers a lot of praise and he claims he goes into his seventh pro fight in Derry this weekend with a self belief boost.

“After my last win my confidence has sky rocketed,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

“A lot of people have  complimented my performance and manner of calmness I showed throughout the fight, so I have taken that all on board,” he added before discussing his Saturday night return.

“I want to keep busy, I’m looking to be a champion one day and I am not going to get there by sitting on the sidelines.

“I’m excited for the Derry show, Eamonn I Kane is headlining in a world title eliminator so it’s a big bill with plenty of talent on it. I’m just hoping to box to my best and hopefully get another win.”

Fryers collected the BUI Celtic Lightweight title at the Anderstown Leisure Centre last time out, but will now campaign at super feather and he explains why.

“I’m dropping to super feather because I weighed in twice at 9 stone 7, so I’m too light for lightweight, I will be bigger and stronger at super featherweight.”


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