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.
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.
“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.