Luzoho ready to spice things up – Irish prospect signs with Ryan Rhodes

The one Irish fighter that doesn’t need to bring any more spice to the table, Francy Luzoho [1(1)-1(0)] has teamed up with the ‘Spice Boy’.

The Congolese Dub will be managed by former two time British and European light middleweight champion, Ryan Rhodes moving forward.

The confident and colourful 25-year-old, who has made an impact on the domestic scene despite only entering the ring twice, debuted under the Assassin Promotions before moving to Boxing Ireland when the former ran into difficulties.

He has now traded the promoters behind the Celtic Clash series for Rhodes, a product of Brendan Ingle.

The Yorkshire man did well as manager of Razaq Najib securing him English, Commonwealth and EU title shots.

The ‘Spice Boy’, who shared the ring with Canelo Alvarez, also trained Najib, but won’t be training ‘The Butcher Boy’.

The lightweight – and fighter with the most electrifying ring walk in Irish boxing – will remain under the guidance for former Irish champion Jonathan O’Brien out in Lanzarote.

O’Brien also trains Belfast puncher Paul McCullagh. Irish-boxing.com believe McCullagh’s manager Dave Caldwell, another who began life under Bredan Ingle, was close signing Luzoho, but the 25-year-old opted to go with Rhodes instead.

Dubliner Luzoho caught the eye when he registered a debut win over a then 6-1 Sam Jones in the National Basketball Arena before going into a domestic clash with Martin Quinn, which he lost.

Luzoho hasn’t fought since that March 2019 defeat and Rhodes first job will be to get him active.

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