Belfast battle has James Fryers’ blood pumping before Mark Morris clash

James Fryers will be looking to deliver on March 28
James Fryers will be looking to deliver on March 28
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James Fryers is looking forward to his all Belfast clash against Mark Morris at the Andersonstown Leisure Centre on March 28.

Fight fans have been calling out for local fighters to face each other in the ring in competitive fights and Fryers - who trains at the Immaculata Gym in Belfast - is looking to keep his unbeaten record intact against the also unbeaten Morris.

“It is two local fighters with unbeaten records putting their neck on the line and it should be a good fight.

“There is a wee bit more of a buzz as we are two Belfast boys going head to head and the fans will love it - but it will be disappointing for the one that loses his unbeaten record.

“Fans going on the night will love it and there could be a title on the line - so both of us will be up for it.

“I am ranked 24 in the British rankings and if I win on March 28 I will move up to about 18 or 19 - so I have everything to fight for.

“I have plans this year to keep winning and moving up the rankings - and to do that I have to beat Morris,” he added.

And what does Fryers know about his opponent on the Mark Dunlop show?

“I have never boxed him - but I hear he is very heavy handed - so I will have to be on my game.

“He was older as me as an amateur so our paths never crossed.

“I am looking forward to it and preparation is going well. This is the kind of fight you want to be involved in,” he added.

And Fryers says he has been getting top class sparring before the clash.

“I have been sparring with Martin Lindsay, James Tennyson and Daniel McShane.

“It has been tough and they have been putting me through my paces and I will be ready for March 28.

“I missed the last show because of a toe injury, which was very frustrating, so I am well up for this one,” added the former top amateur.

The main fight on the bill is the Celtic title clash between Belfast’s James Tennyson and Scotland’s Kris Hughes.

That fight is also an eliminator for the British Featherweight title.

Paul Hyland jnr, Dee Walsh, Tyrone McKenna, Daniel McShane and Joe Hillerby will all feature on the bill.