Re­ju­ve­nated Han­ra­han is rar­ing to go

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MAC­CLES­FIELD boxer Liam Han­ra­han in­sists he has re­gained his love for box­ing af­ter an­nounc­ing he will be mak­ing a re­turn to the ring.

The 25-year-old will make his come­back at Kings Hall in Stoke on Oc­to­ber 24, over a year af­ter his last bout.

He an­nounced he would be tak­ing a break from the sport af­ter suf­fer­ing a shock third round stop­page de­feat to Krzysztof Ro­gowski last Septem­ber, the first loss of his ca­reer.

Now re­ju­ve­nated, Han­ra­han is look­ing for­ward to get­ting back in the ring as he looks to get back in busi­ness.

“It’s been a long time but I’m back now and I’m look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing to win­ning ways and do­ing what I love once again,” he said.

“I’ve had a good break and it’s al­lowed me to get back on track with other as­pects of my life such as work, home and fam­ily com­mit­ments and that has meant I can get ev­ery­thing right ahead of my next fight.

“The loss hurt me be­cause I’m a proud fighter but box­ing can do that and it taught me a vi­tal les­son that I’ll def­i­nitely learn from.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting back in there on Oc­to­ber 24 and then I can sit down with my team and plan the next part of my ca­reer.”

Han­ra­han quickly rose through the Bri­tish ranks un­der the watch­ful eye of pro­moter Dave Cold­well.

He won the first eight fights of his ca­reer, in­clud­ing a bout live on Sky Sports at the Manch­ester Arena in April 2014.

The su­per­ban­tamweight’s ex­cit­ing style has earned him an army of fans, of Cold­well is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with him again.

“We had a good thing go­ing with Liam and he was some­one ev­ery­one at Cold­well Box­ing was re­ally ex­cited about,” he said.

“A crack­ing puncher with a big fol­low­ing, he was ev­ery­thing you wanted in a fighter from a pro­mo­tional per­spec­tive and I still be­lieve he can have a big im­pact.

“A loss isn’t the end of the world for a fighter as long as he learns from it and that ap­plies to Liam.

“Let’s hope that he can make a big state­ment on Oc­to­ber 24 then we can hope­fully get him back to­wards ti­tle class.”

Tick­ets for Han­ra­han’s come­back are now on sale and are priced at £30 for un­re­served seats and £50 for ring­side seats.

For tick­ets and spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, con­tact 07535 645122.

●● Mac­cles­field boxer Liam Han­ra­han

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