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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Barrow boxer to face Polish power

LIAM Conroy is moving back up to middleweight to take on powerful Pole Robert Studzinski.

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READY FOR ACTION Barrow ABC product Liam Conroy MILTON HAWORTH

Conroy’s last fight saw him defeat Gary Cooper in a light-middleweight bout at Manchester’s Bowlers arena in September.

But when Conroy enters the Bowlers ring again this Saturday it will be in the middleweight division, as he looks to make it in six wins in seven professional bouts against the Llanelli-based Pole.

Explaining the decision to switch weight categories again, Conroy said: “Because it is my first fight in a while, we decided it would take the pressure off and give me an extra couple of pounds to play with.”

His opponent has had an unremarkable professional career since losing his debut to Andrew McCaffrey in 2011, and has won just three of his 17 pro fights.

However, he did win on his last outing – beating Kevin Greenwood at York Hall, Bethnal Green, in December – and the 37-year-old has gone the distance with some tough customers, including unbeaten Manchester prospect Hosea Burton. Studzinski fought on the same Coldwell Boxing card as Conroy last June, losing on points to Marcus Le Doux, despite flooring him late on in their four-round contest.

Conroy – who beat Duane Green on that night – is certainly not under-estimating the big-hitting Studzinski ahead of Saturday’s six-round tussle, saying: “He’s coming off a win so he will come and try and cause an upset, so I will need to be switched on.”

Conroy will be backed by his usual travelling army of supporters from Furness as he begins what he hopes will be a big year in his pro career.

His preparations have been as thorough as ever, with sparring sessions with Tyson Fury’s cousin – Dempsey Fury – regular training partner Matty Clarkson, and Jez Wilson, who is fighting John Ryder in a British middleweight title eliminator at York Hall next month.

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