LIAM GRIFFITHS has laid the foundations for his first fight in Portsmouth for more than a year with a overwhelming win in Swindon.
The 25-year-old orthodox Bognor boxer won each of the six rounds in his battle with popular home-town opponent Danny O’Reilly at a packed Oasis Leisure Centre.
Griffiths, who stepped up a division to light-middleweight for the contest, won 60-54 to silence a hostile crowd and is now preparing to face Gavin Putney from Luton at South Parade Pier, Southsea, on Saturday, November 10.
“The crowd were really behind Danny and were one of the most abusive and hostile I have faced as a professional,” said Griffiths.
“But I pride myself on being a road warrior, willing to box anyone, anywhere, at any time and it was like water off a duck’s back.
“It inspired me to produce my best boxing and I worked behind my jabs and threw some snappy combinations which put him on the back foot.
“Now I’m looking forward to boxing in front of my own fans on the Ballys Gym show in Pompey and producing and other good victory.”
Griffiths, sponsored by A1 Barbers in Pagham, will compete in the BUPA Great South Run on Sunday, October 28, as part of his training, when he will be raising money for Asthma UK.
Anyone who wants to sponsor him or buy tickets for the show, which are £30 each including coach travel, should ring him on 07861 657452.