After a sparkling performance against former world champion Scott Quigg in March, super-featherweight contender Jono Carroll is hoping to continue his rich vein of form against steely veteran Maxi Hughes at the LS Live in Wakefield on August 11.
Intriguingly, Carroll (18-1-1, 4 KOs) says he hasn’t watched much of former British title challenger Hughes (20-5-2, 4 KOs) as he builds towards a second world title crack following his unsuccessful IBF title bid against Tevin Famer in March 2019.
“The Quigg fight went exactly how me and my trainer planned it. It was an easy night’s work and easier than expected,” said Carroll of his scintillating 11th round stoppage win. “We put so much hard work and graft in the gym, and we were well prepared.
“It’s Maxi Hughes next, but I haven’t watched him fight really. I’ve seen two minutes of him and that’s it. I don’t like studying fighters or watching them too much.
“You can watch and think do this and do that, but it doesn’t matter. I just let my trainer do the investigating, then he gives me the gameplan and I’ll do what he tells me. It means I don’t get mentally exhausted thinking about what punches I need to throw.
“I’ve had some quality time at home with the family over the last three months, so it’s been fantastic,” he added. “I’ve still always been training in the garden at home, but it allowed me to take the break I truly needed. Now I’m excited to be back.
“I’m over the moon. It’s topping the bill again, so this is what dreams are made of and why I started boxing in the first place. The fact that it’s an MTK Global show makes it even better, so I’m looking forward to putting on another classic performance.”