Paro a man in a hurry

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

FOR­MER Up­per Ross Hawks boxer Liam Paro plans a hi­tand- run mis­sion against rugged Ger­man Robert Tlat­lik in their Fox Sports bat­tle at the sold- out Bris­bane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre tonight.

The 22- year- old world No. 6 will jet off to France im­me­di­ately af­ter the fight to sup­port his men­tor Mark Flana­gan as the power- punch­ing cruis­er­weight faces Arsen Goulamirian in Mar­seilles for the in­terim World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion cruis­er­weight ti­tle next week.

Paro ex­pects to board his flight with plenty of war wounds af­ter fight­ing Tlat­lik, who boasts 22 wins in 23 fights and has never been stopped.

“Tlat­lik is a very strong Eu­ro­pean- style pres­sure fighter,’’ Paro said.

“But I’ve pre­pared re­ally well with some great spar­ring and I’m con­fi­dent my box­ing skills will give me an­other win.

“I’m still ex­pect­ing a hard fight, though, from a very highly re­garded boxer.’’

Liam Paro.

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