Pompey fan Liam hoping for double success

Keen Pompey fan Liam Griffiths is in action tonight
Keen Pompey fan Liam Griffiths is in action tonight
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Road warrior Liam Griffiths returns to home soil tonight.

And the hardcore Pompey fan is pinning his hopes on a double of dose of joy as he boxes at the Mountbatten Centre.

Griffiths is gunning for a Blues success as they meet Bristol City in their make-or-break Championship clash at Fratton Park.

The 25-year-old then wants to deliver on a personal level when he steps into the ring for his 11th quick-fire professional contest.

The welterweight won last time out in Portsmouth in a no-hold-barred tear-up with well-known journeyman Johnny Greaves.

Griffiths has been keeping busy since touring the big shows and meeting the names and players in the boxing world.

The frenetic nature of his career is underlined by the fact that tomorrow’s bout will, incredibly, be his third contest this month.

And that’s exactly how the durable Bognor man wants it.

Griffiths will again be wearing his Pompey colours – something which has created a storm in recent contests.

He said ‘I’m hoping to celebrate two big wins.

‘I have just had two fights on Frank Warren’s Box Nation channel and wore an SOS Pompey shirt into the ring for the first at The Troxy in London.

‘I got booed by the crowd who were largely Millwall fans following my Peckham opponent Johnny Garton.

‘They weren’t very kind either to top professional Kevin Mitchell, who supports West Ham. He was doing the commentary and was very complimentary about my footwork and my overall ability.

‘Enzo Maccarinelli also had kind words in his ringside analysis and David Haye’s trainer, Adam Booth, spoke to me afterwards as well.’

Griffiths is carving out a have-gloves-will-travel approach to his boxing career.

That means a tough existence meeting the up-and-coming talents in the ring – like debut-making Damon Jones on the Ricky Burns undercard last weekend.

Griffiths said: ‘That was another great experience. I’m getting a lot of work from top promoters at the moment and, although it is hard work against good, solid prospects with winning records, I’m living the dream.’