Joshua Buatsi vs Liam Conroy

Liam Conroy felt insulted that Joshua Buatsi is bookies favourite

Published On Tuesday, March 19, 2019By British Boxing News

Liam Conroy now relishing underdog status

The heavy-handed Liam Conroy is heading for Saturday's dream British light-heavyweight title clash with Olympian Josh Buatsi full of confidence and ambition.

Barrow-in-Furness' Conroy (16-3-1-KO8) has blasted aside his last five opponents and although heading for the Copper Box an underdog, insists silencing doubters is an objective he's a proven track record of meeting.

Conroy said: "I’m feeling brilliant. I’m living the dream to be boxing for a British title. I’m so inspired and I think you’ll see an extra level to my boxing this weekend as a result of that.

"The bookies have him a clear favourite. I was insulted at first but then I look back on times I’ve done this before – I’ve had brilliant wins being the underdog.

"With it being on such a big scale and on such a big platform, it’s going to be even sweeter when I do it.

"Having so many people from Barrow there will give me a massive push. I’ve sold loads of tickets even though it’s nowhere near London. I think they’re as excited as I am!

"I’m the first Barrovian to box for the British title and I’ll be the first one to win one as well. Everyone is absolutely buzzing so it’ll be a brilliant atmosphere in there and I’ll feed off it on the night."

Buatsi vs. Conroy is part of a Matchroom card in east London that also includes Conroy's MTK Global team-mate Charlie Edwards defending his WBC world title as well as unbeaten Welsh hope Sean McGoldrick.

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