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Larry Fryers secures big fight on major New York bill

Larry Fryers [11(4)-1(1)] will return to the big stage in New York next month.

It has been announced today that the Monaghan light welterweight will box on the big Matchroom show at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Friday September 13th

29-year-old Fryers will face off against New Yorker Wesley Ferrer [13(7)-1(0)-1] on the undercard of the Devin Haney v Zaur Abdullaev WBC lightweight title final eliminator in the famous Felt Forum.

Last time out the Clones puncher climbed off the canvas in round one to stop Bryan Abraham in the second on a Murphys Boxing show a tthe Boston Harbour. Abraham had been a replacement for Mayo’s Ray Moylette who pulled out at late notice due to visa issues and a refixed match-up had been mooted but Fryers has instead taken a different route.

It’s a fourth arena outing for the Ulsterman who featured on the massive Mick Conlan debut card in 2017 at next month’s venue before being shockingly stopped by Nikolay Buzolin at the Barclays Center on another Matchroom card last year.

There were demons exorcised for Fryers back in April when he stole the show on the Terence Crawford v Amir Khan undercard at the Madison Square Garden Arena, overcoming Dakota Polley in a six-round war.

Now the New York-based boxer is back on the big stage and has a tough fight versus local Ferrer.

The 27-year-old Brooklyn native fought to a draw with the unbeaten Will Madera back in December 2017 – a bill he shared with Fryers – before dropping a majority decision to nother unbeaten fighter Steve Ortiz in his next outing. Returning to winning ways, Ferrer defeated Andrew Rodgers in March.

The undercard also features unified WBA-IBF super bantamweight champion and recent TJ Doheny defeator Danny Roman who defends versus Murodjan Akhmadaliev. Then there is also a heavyweight clash between Michael Hunter and Sergey Kuzmin as well as an effective Katie Taylor final eliminator between WBO featherweight champion Heather Hardy and controversial seven-weight titlist Amanda Serrano.


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie