World-ranked Liam Paro has headed stateside as he looks to conquer the world, with the highly-ranked super-lightweight basing himself in Las Vegas.
Paro sits in a lofty No.3 position in the world ratings with the WBO and IBF respectively and has ventured to America with the ambition of landing his big opportunity.
The Australian, who is guided by the ACE Boxing Group, discussed his reasoning for heading stateside.
“I want to become a world champion and be in big fights,” Paro (21-0, 13 KOs) told Boxing Social. “That’s always been the goal of the team and the USA has always been the land of opportunity for fighters. So, myself and the team thought why not roll the dice.
“Australia is difficult right now, you can barely move within the country, let alone internationally, so bringing in sparring and opponents is a nightmare for anybody on a world level right now. It was a smart move to move abroad I feel to progress with my career, and I have to thank ACE Boxing Group and my sponsors for making this possible.
“I’ve linked up with a good team here in Vegas and I’m really settling in well to life here. I’m really excited about the future and hopefully landing a big fight against any of the top names at 140. That is a fight I would love.”
Paro has been mixing it with some of the best talents on the world scene in Las Vegas, and the talented southpaw divulged some of the names he has been working with.
“I’ve sparred Shakur Stevenson and Rances Barthelemy since I’ve been in Vegas. These are two elite names and I feel right at home in the ring with them,” said Paro.
“Shakur is of course getting ready for [WBO 130lbs champion Jamel] Herring, so being able to work with him is great work for myself. He is at the elite level and that’s the level I believe I am at.
“All the sparring has been competitive and this has given me a lot of confidence that I can really operate at an elite level going forward. I’m excited for the future and hopefully landing a big fight before the year is out stateside.”