Tonight see’s Larry Fryers [11(4)-2(1)] become the first Irish professional to fight for pay since new pro Ryan O’Rourke registered his third career win by defeating Naheem Chaudhry in Bolton on the March 14.
The Clones fighter takes on fancied Top Rank starlet John Bauza [13(5)-0] at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas in the early hours of Wednesday morning [Irish time].
‘Lethal’ and the undefeated ‘El Terrible’ both came in under the 140 light welterweight limit ahead of the ESPN and Eir Sport broadcast bout.
New Jersey based Puerto Rican Bauza tipped the scales at 139¼ pounds, slightly more than Fryers, who came in at 138¾ pounds.
Watch the weigh in below:
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com about the fight ‘Lethal Larry’ was in confident mood and is promising an upset.
“I know for a fact I’m going to win this fight, so I predict another upset on the cards for the Top Rank corner,” Fryers told Irish-boxing.com talking about his fight and referencing surprise wins for Mike Plania and Joshua Franco .
“I see a lot of weaknesses in his armoury and I’m going to expose it all come Tuesday night.”
Anthony Cacace is expected to be the next Irish fighter in action. The Belfast fighter will defend his super featherweight British title against Leon Woodstock on a BT Sports Studio show, with July 17 being the rumoured date for the bill topper.