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Fryers promising explosive performance in 50/50 Matchroom clash


Larry Fryers is hoping to explode into the consciousness of the wider fight fan by being explosive at the Theater at Madison Square Garden this weekend

The Monaghan light welter stole the show on a Murphys Boxing card last time out after twice getting up off the floor in the first round to eventually register a second round knockout victory.

The win and the manner in which it was achieved helped feed the ‘entertaining fighter’ narrative that has been building around the Clones fighter of late – and played a part in securing him a place on a big Matchroom USA, DAZN card.

The 29-year-old now wants to show a wider audience what he is about and is determined standout again.

Fryers notes how “it’s a massive show so to be a part of an event of this magnitude at the Mecca of Boxing is a dream in itself and I’m very grateful for that and I intend on putting on a performance to set the tone for the night.”

‘I’ve boxed on big shows at MSG before so I won’t have the nerves he will have but I don’t think that will play too much of a factor. I know I’m going to be in the best condition of my life thanks to Ryan O’Leary as well as Dave Honig up in Long Island and Ferrer is in for a long night ahead of him.”

The New York based light welter has a tough assignment ahead of him on the undercard of Devin Hanney’s world title final eliminator versus Zaur Abdullaev, facing Wesley Ferrer in a fight that could arguably steal the show.

Fryers and Ferrer have almost identical records but very contrasting styles, with both men believing that their style is the antidote for the other.

The American brings exactly the kind of challenge the Irish fighter wants and believes the contrast in styles will make for another entertaining night involving Fryers.

“As I’ve said before I always want hard fights and real tests as that’s what people pay their money for in boxing and this is a real test so I’m delighted about the opponent.”

“Ryan O’Leary and the whole team up in New Rochelle are preparing me as hard as ever for this fight and I am aiming for a career-best performance on the night and put on an explosive show at the most famous venue in the world.”

The Matchroom card also features a WBO featherweight title defence from Heather Hardy versus Katie Taylor rival Amanda Serrano.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com