Liam Paro shared on Matchroom’s Flash Knockdown podcast his confidence in proving himself as a top-contender in his upcoming fight against Montana Love at San Francisco’s Chase Center, set for Saturday, December 9. This eagerly awaited event will be broadcast live on DAZN PPV in North America and globally on DAZN. The highlight of the evening will be Regis Prograis defending his WBC World Super-Lightweight title against Devin Haney.
Paro (23-0, 14 KOs) is making a much-awaited return after a year’s hiatus, following his impressive first-round knockout of Brock Jarvis in Brisbane, October 2022. He’s been eager to step back into the ring, especially after injuries forced him out of two significant fights earlier this year, including a world title shot against Prograis in New Orleans last June.
Fully recovered and in excellent shape, Paro has been training intensely in Las Vegas. His training made some noise on Twitter, particularly his sparring sessions with the renowned Shakur Stevenson. While Paro respects the fighter’s code and keeps specifics under wraps, he acknowledges that these experiences bolster his belief in belonging amongst such elite fighters, a point he plans to prove against Love on December 9.
Paro emphasizes, “Sparring is one thing, but I know I’m cut out for the top level and can confidently hold my own with the best. The work with Shakur was invaluable, but I’m sure I belong in that circle.”
He’s also eyeing the outcome of the Haney-Prograis fight, predicting Haney as the likely victor. Paro believes that Haney’s agility, similar to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s, could be Prograis’ downfall. Yet, he’s not overlooking Montana Love, recognizing the need to first secure a victory in that fight.
Paro is fueled by the prospect of headlining major events and facing renowned opponents, a dream he’s had since childhood that’s now turning into reality. He relishes the challenge, convinced that it’s the tough battles that define a true champion, especially when performed under pressure. Also featured in the latest episode of Flash Knockdown are O’Shaquie Foster, reflecting on his remarkable fight with Rocky Hernandez and looking forward to a potential unification with Joe Cordina, alongside Josh Warrington discussing his fight with Leigh Wood.