No more trust issues – Francy Luzoho happy with his team as he ends a ‘ridiculously’ frustrating period of inactivity

A ‘ridiculously’ frustrated Franzy Luzoho [1(1)-1] is ready to climb off of the bench and make an impact in the game.

After a blistering start which saw a debut knockout win over Sam Jones and defeat, one Luzoho still contests, to Martin Quinn on a TV bill, the Dubliner fell off the radar.

In fact ‘The Butcher Boy’ hasn’t been seen in the ring for over two years.

The Congolese Dub makes his long awaited return in Spain tomorrow night and is keen to put the period of inactivity behind him.

“It’s been utterly ridiculous, a really frustrating two years on the bench but I look at it this way everything happens for a reason now the chips are falling into place and I’m back.”

The pandemic obviously played a part in the prolonged absence but it wasn’t the only factor. Luzoho took some time to find a team that he felt he comfortable with – and now having linked up with trainer Jonathan O’Brien and manager Ryan Rhodes he feels it’s time to relaunch his career.

“I’ve been out for so long because I had to get my house in order. First I felt I needed a team I could trust fully. I wanted to get the right people around me and that took some time but we got there. I also took it upon myself to better myself as a boxer and work on my craft intensely, which I have done.”

The Lanzarote-based lightweight was full of bells and whistles going into his two paid outings to date. Full of chat, bold predictions, and even bolder ring walks. He takes a more low key approach into his fight against Oscar Amador at the Pabellon Municipal, Alcala la Real, tomorrow – and suggests it’s one he will keep for the remainder of the year.

It’s all about getting busy for the Blanch native and if that attracts attention it’s a bonus.

“At this point, it’s more about my career and how I can better myself to ensure I go further than any other boxer first in Ireland then the world. If people see it fit to talk about me so be it but from now on it’s all about what’s best for Francy Luzoho nothing else.”

“For now I just want to fight, nothing else. I want to be busy, busy, busy and then end this year on a high.”

Jonny Stapleton 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: