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Hanrahan on Bumper Manchester Bill, Eyes Big Future

By Matt Bevan

Macclesfield super bantamweight Liam Hanrahan is currently riding the crest of a wave, as he has once again been added to a bumper bill at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester on September 13th.

Hanrahan will appear at the Arena for the second time in his career, following his first fight there in April and the 8-0 (5 KOs) contender is hoping that his next performance will put him in line for title fights.

After his last win, when he stopped Isaac Owusu in the second round of their scheduled eight rounder at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester, Hanrahan, a big ticket seller, says he feels honoured to have been handed a spot on a big bill in Manchester once again.

“I’m buzzing to be on at the Phones 4U Arena again, especially on a bill with Scott Quigg and Anthony Crolla again, as well as Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua.

“This gives me a massive opportunity to show people how good I am and I hope I get as lucky as I did last time, when they put me out just before Crolla took on John Murray in one of the fights of the year in front of such a big crowd.”

In his last fight at the Arena, Hanrahan took on Croatian Antonio Horvatic over four rounds; coming away with a 40-36 points victory and the Dave Coldwell promoted star is grateful that Coldwell has once again secured him a place on the card.

“I’m extremely grateful that Dave has got me on the bill and he is doing a great job getting me some incredible opportunities. It’s awesome to be a part of these big shows and appearing in a massive arena like the Phones 4U. Hopefully, one day, I’ll get to headline my own card there.”

The Macclesfield man clearly has unquestionable ability and has been offered the chance to spar with the headline name on the card, Scott Quigg .

Liam said: “It’s fantastic that Quigg and Joe Gallagher want me to come over and spar. It’s a great experience because it’s not very often you get world class sparring with fighters like Scott.

“My trainer Scott Lawton has also brought in Ross Burkinshaw, who is a former English super flyweight Champion, so it’s great to hone my skills against these brilliant fighters.”

Hanrahan has already sold more than 150 tickets for his ninth professional fight, and is hoping that he will once again get his fight televised, as his fight with Horvatic was last time out.

Following Scott Quigg’s quick disposal of Tshifhiwa Munyai in just two rounds, Hanrahan was thrown in at the deep end, in front of a packed out Arena, an experience he claims was overwhelming at the time.

“Looking back at it now, it was a bit overwhelming to be honest, but I kept calm and got the victory. However, it was the perfect for me and it was the right fight to happen at the right time, and being in the ring, in front of that crowd was brilliant.

“I doubt I’ll be that lucky that time, but if you’re the floating fight, that is what happens. They could put you out at the end of the show when everyone has gone, but it worked out perfectly for me, because I got out before Crolla-Murray, which was great for what was just my seventh fight.”

Hanrahan sees this fight as the beginning of the next stage of his professional career. Should he come through unscathed and his record intact as expected, the highly rated Coldwell Boxing star has his eye on a title fight in the not so distant future.

Domestically, Gavin McDonnell currently holds the British title, which he will defend against “Jazza” Dickens, the English Champion, in Hull on the 25th October, with the winner of that clash to defend against Josh Wale.

Hanrahan has admitted it might be too early for him to pursue the Lonsdale belt, but also stated he would never turn down an opportunity to fight for it.

“I want to go the traditional route when it comes to domestic titles, starting with the Central Area belt, before challenging for the English and eventually the British belt.

“However, if the chance came up to take on whoever the British Champion is at the time, I would never turn that down because it is such a huge honour to fight for it. I would love to have one of those belts, and after this fight on September 13th, I’m going after one.”

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