Francy Luzoho is determined to raise his game and show the boxing world that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the super lightweight division.
He goes again when BCB Promotions are back at the Hangar Events Venue, in Wolverhampton, on the Friday evening of July 22.
Luzoho is currently calling the West Midands home, after spending his training camp with coach Shiney Singh, at the MLSS Community Hub gym in Bloxwich.
That puts regular rounds of sparring, with stable-mate and hot pro prospect Macauley Owen, at easy reach and the two have become firm friends.
It also means a long-distance relationship, in the short-term, with his fiancee Jade and young daughter Aaliyah, who are back in Dublin, Ireland.
It was in the Emerald Isle where Luzoho learning his craft, as an amateur, representing St Michaels Boxing Club to the tune of 35 bouts, with 25 of those wins.
He claimed two national novice titles and medals at the Leinster Championships and the Celtic Box Cup all came his way, before turning pro in 2018.
The 27-year-old has boxed in his homeland, Luxembourg and Germany since, before making his UK debut earlier this year.
Luzoho didn’t lose any of the four rounds against Constantin Radoi, rolling over him by a 40-37 points score-line, but believes there is far more to come from him.
He said: “I’m constantly getting the rounds in, sparring, and that’s a good thing. This is another chance to see where I’m at and where I’m getting to.
“I’ll be going home after the fight, to spend as much time with my wife and daughter as possible, for a month or so, because I’m always on the road.
“For this one, me and Macauley spent two weeks in Tenerife (at Casa Kinsella) as part of our training camp. That really gets the mind and body right.
“We are the only two pros in our gym, so we do a lot of sparring rounds together and he’s got the same mindset and goals as me, so we get on well.
“The place we are at in Tenerife is at high altitude and it’s brilliant, we can do runs or sprints in the hills or at sea level. We plan on going there regularly.
“I had my birthday last month (June 1), too, but I was deep in camp, so I haven’t celebrated yet. It’s getting to the point where I don’t think I’ll bother now!
“It’s all about getting ready to deal with this opponent and, when I get out of the ring, I’ll be looking to get another date, as soon as possible.
“I think you will see me at 100 per cent, this time, and I want to show the world what I’m all about. The last time I boxed, I was probably only at 30 or 40 per cent.
“I wanted to stop the guy and battered him from pillar to post but, if I’d been at 100 per cent, I’d have definitely got him out of there. I have to do better this time.”
Tickets for the Hangar bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, from the BCB Box Office by calling 07493 582 261 or visiting myfighttickets.com.