‘It’s going to be a hell of a fight’ – Larry Fryers planning to change his career by beating Top Rank prospect

Larry Fryers [11(4)-2(1)] is determined to change his career by scalping the first of what he believes will be many Top Rank victims.

The New York based Monaghan fighter has been handed what he believes is a chance to change his career as soon as June 30.

‘Lethal’ will compete in the Top Rank bubble in a light welterweight ESPN broadcast bout.

It’s certainly the platform to make an impression and although he is non committal with regard to the opponent,the 29-year-old told Irish-boxing.com he will face one an unbeaten Top Rank prospect.

Fryers is determined to upset the odds in the gambling capital and warns June 30 won’t be the first time he will ruin Bob Arum and co’s plans.

“I am absolutely over the moon to have a date and this date is unreal. I can’t wait to get in there and put on a show on such a platform,” a delighted Fryers told Irish-boxing.com.

“I don’t want to say his name as of yet,” he adds with regard to his opponent.

“Top Rank haven’t put the fight up on Boxrec yet, as they are just announcing the line up show by show and there’s two more shows before mine.

“What I can say is he is 13-0 southpaw and it is going to be a hell of a fight.”

Another thing Fryers is happy to say is that he is confident and believes he will change his career come June 30.

“I am very confident of taking this chance, I’d be in the wrong sport if I wasn’t confident.

“I know I have everything to beat this guy and come the 30th I’m taking this chance with both hands,” he continues before stating he plans to win and work his way through Top Rank’s light welters.

“When I win this fight it’s going to change my career unbelievably. It’s going to open and endless stream of doors. Top Rank have a lot of guys to work through and I look forward to working through them.”

The American based Irish fighter has no worries with regard notice despite only confirmed the bout early this week.

Fryers confirmed he was informed the clash was on the cards 5 weeks ago and says he hasn’t stopped training since he went into camp for the cancelled March clash with Mayo’s Ray Moylette.

“My manager reached out to me around 5 weeks ago and said Top Rank wanted me to fight one of there guys and I jumped at the chance.

“I’m in great shape, I didn’t stop training since the Moylette fight fell through and on top of that I was told 5 weeks ago, so it’s not short notice. I just couldn’t announce it because of the pandemic, but I’m in the best shape ever and will put on one hell of a show come June 30th.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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