Liam Paro is all set for the first Showtime pay-per-view date of his career, as he battles Yomar Alamo on the undercard of internet sensation Jake Paul’s next outing to the boxing ring.
Paul will appear in the main event, in a rematch with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Paro, who will fight for the first time in the United States, holds a lofty positioning in both the IBF and WBO world ratings and knows that a win on December 18 in Tampa would likely put him in line for a world title shot in 2022.
Paro discussed the challenge of Alamo and the possibilities of a world title clash in the coming year.
“I’m excited for this fight. These are the big nights I’ve been looking forward to my whole career and it’s a matter of weeks away. I can’t wait now. I have to say a massive thanks to Most Valuable Promotions and the ACE Boxing Group for putting this all together for me.
“My long time trainer Alfie DiCarlo has arrived from Australia to help me complete my preparations and my partner is here too. So I have all the home vibes with the Las Vegas benefits. Things couldn’t be more perfect heading into this fight on December 18.
“I know a win on December 18 puts me right in line to fight the winner of Taylor and Catterall. We’ve seen one Australian cause an upset in a lot of peoples eyes, and I believe I would do the same given the opportunity.”
Paro alluded to George Kambosos as he shocked many fight fans and bookmakers alike by dethroning Teofimo Lopez last month in New York City. Paro opened up about the similarities in their careers.
The Aussie said, “George is just more motivation for any Australian fighter to go and shock the world when the opportunity presents itself. He was a massive underdog and surprised a lot of people. I know given the chance I can do the same.
“George was here in Vegas and it was nice to see him and catch up. The world boxing landscape is changing right now, and Australians are really getting the opportunities they’ve deserved for a long time. Soon enough it will be my time to upset a unified champion.”