As a former world kickboxing champion, Liam Wells insists he had no idea what a journeyman was before becoming a professional boxer.
The affable Essex starlet (5-0, 2 KOs) is preparing to take on former Commonwealth Games champion Paddy Gallagher (15-5, 9 KOs) on #MTKFightNight at Ulster Hall on Friday – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV.
As he prepares for another huge step up in just his second eight-rounder, Wells is anything but daunted by facing a proven operator in his back yard.
Wells said: “I’m not bothered about fighting anyone. There’s no point in hiding from people.
“You don’t get journeymen in kickboxing so when I turned professional in boxing, I genuinely didn’t even know what one of them was.
“I’ll be expecting the best Paddy Gallagher in there on the night because there’s no point in banking on false hope.
“This could open some big doors for me and change absolutely everything. I’m not looking past this fight but it’s obvious to anyone that it’s my biggest one yet.”
Wells was last seen turning in an assured performance to outclass former Southern Area champion Jumanne Camero, while Gallagher suffered a controversial WBO European title defeat to Freddy Kiwitt.
Joining Gallagher vs. Wells on a stacked bill at the famous Belfast venue is a WBO European light-heavyweight title showdown between Steven Ward and Liam Conroy, a WBC International super-lightweight title clash between Tyrone McKenna and Darragh Foley, local knockout king Lewis Crocker against former French champion Karim Aliliche and more.
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