Hughes banking on size advantage

Former British title challenger Maxi Hughes feels he will be boosted by a natural size advantage when he faces Jono Carroll in the MTK Fight Night main event at the LS-Live in Wakefield on August 11.

Hughes (20-5-2, 4 KOs) has been campaigning as a lightweight in recent times and feels the 133lbs catchweight bout should benefit him against world-rated super-featherweight Carroll (18-1-1, 4 KOs).

“I’ve been training hard and got my nutrition sorted so it shouldn’t be a problem. Maybe I will be the bigger man on the night,” said Hughes.

“I’m expecting a tough fight, I’ve seen a bit of Jono and I know his best asset is his engine. I will be prepared for all eventualities. I’ve had nearly 30 fights now and been in with some top operators, so that experience will stand me in good stead for this fight.

“The last few months have been very strange. On a positive note I had 11 weeks off and my wife and daughter were at home with me, so that time is priceless. The only negative was not being able to see our parents and friends or go to visit places.

“I kept up training, and actually got some personal bests on my runs. I bought a 10-metre climbing rope to use, and I have big trees in my garden so was able to use that for training and did my ground work in the garden.

“I did miss working with the lads in the gym, but now I’m very excited to be back this soon in a big fight after the pandemic. MTK Global do a great job on the shows so I know this will be a great promotion to fight on.”

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