British light-heavyweight title challenger Liam Conroy has heaped praise on trainer Johnney Roye ahead of facing Joshua Buatsi on Saturday night. (photos by Mark Robinson).

The hard-hitting Barrovian is on a run of five straight stoppage wins and is determined to upset the odds at London’s Copper Box Arena – live on Sky Sports.

With his power still developing, Conroy is quick to hail the work with Roye in the MTK Manchester gym.

edwards-moreno (8)

He said: “Johnney has been a massive influence throughout my career. He’s got such positive energy and believes in me.

“The advice he gives me – not just inside the ring but also outside the ring has been brilliant. I’m so lucky to have him in my corner on fight night.

“Achieving this will be a dream for me. Johnney and I started in a little gym in Preston and we’ve just been grafting ever since.

edwards-moreno (6)

“From being on small hall shows, we’ve now come this far and reached this point and I still want more. It’s incredible and I’m so glad to be on this journey with him.

“Now I’m here, I want to stay on these massive shows and winning will provide a springboard to that and moving on to even bigger and better things.”

Conroy stars on a glitzy Matchroom bill that also includes world champion and MTK Global team-mate Charlie Edwards and rising Welsh star Sean McGoldrick.

edwards-moreno (1)_1

edwards-moreno (2)_1

edwards-moreno (3)_1

okolie-camacho (1)_1

okolie-camacho (2)_1

buatsi-conroy (2)_1

buatsi-conroy (3)

shannon-courtenay (2)_1

shannon-courtenay (1)





dalton-smith (6)

dalton-smith (3)