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Victory ‘Essential’ for Ambitious Larry Fryers

Larry Fryers [11(4)-6(3)-1] admits a win is essential in New York this Thursday night but not just because he hasn’t had one in a while.

The Monaghan fighter takes on American Joshua David Rivera at Sony Hall, New York on Thursday on the undercard of Brian Ceballo vs. Edward Ulloa Diaz’s DAZN broadcast bout.

‘Lethal’ goes into the bout with the 28-year-old ‘Pretty boy’ looking to end a run of six fights without victory and hoping to secure his first win since 2019.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com, the New York based 32-year-old claimed a win is paramount, not in terms of ending the streak, but to ensure he can get back on course to fulfil his fight ambitions.

“I’m feeling great going into this fight. I’ve had a great camp and an raring to go,” he tells Irish-boxing.com.

“A win Is essential as I have like I’ve always had, I’ve big plans I want to fulfill in this sport.”

Fryers feels he now has a set up that will facilitate dream achieving.

“Thankfully I’ve got everything in order to accomplish them plans, so it starts here with a win on Thursday night,” he adds before claiming he isn’t feeling the heat.

“There is absolutely no pressure going into this fight. I have everything covered my end so there is no room for pressure.”

Rivera is the sixth fighter from the last seven Fryers has signed to face with a winning record. Granted he doesn’t look as threatening as Wesley Ferrer, John Bauza, Samuel Teah or Xander Zayas but he has a solid record.

The New York native certainly isn’t the fighter you seek out when you want to guarantee yourself a return to winning ways – but Fryers doesn’t want anything gifted to him.

“I want to compete at a high level, so taking on an opponent that I’m going to blow out would do nothing for me in terms of strengthening my performance. That’s what I’m looking for at the minute, tough opposition to better myself against.”

While he expects Rivera to be tough he also expects him to be beaten.

“I see I very durable and explosive opponent in front of me, an opponent who is going to keep coming all night but with my experience and skill I’m going to break him every round and get the win,” he adds before predicting a big year.

“This is going to be the first fight ahead of a busy and exciting 2023 for me where I’m finally going to show what I’m capable of.”


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