Fisher: "I Want More Belts In 2024"
Johnny Fisher is ready to kick off a big year in style
against Dmytro Bezus at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Las
Vegas on Saturday February 3, live worldwide on DAZN – and
the Brit banger wants to add to his KO streak to set up more
title fights in 2024.
Fisher (10-0 9 KOs) makes his American debut in Sin City and
is raring to get a big year going after cramming three
fights into five months in 2023. ‘The Romford Bull’ picked
up his first title in August by stopping Harry Armstrong at
The O2 in London to claim the Southern Area Heavyweight
crown, but suffered a hand injury that the Mark Tibbs
trained KO artist has now recovered from.
The 24 year old has his sights set on fighting at least four
times in 2024 and taking strides to landing shots at the
English and British titles but must first see off Bezus
(10-1 5 KOs) over eight rounds, with the Ukrainian facing
British opposition in consecutive fights having travelled to
London to tackle David Adeleye in February.
“This year looks promising,” said Fisher. “We sat down with
Eddie before Christmas, and you have a blueprint where you
want to go. You don’t want to look too far ahead but we’re
looking at the English and British.
“I won the Southern Area title against Harry, which is a
great little title to win, it’s got a lot of history behind
it, outside the boxing world it’s not well known but inside,
it’s well respected and there’s always been good fights for
it, Harry and I put on a good fight for it and won Southern
Area title fight of the year for it.
“That was the first notch on the belt, but you want to keep
building and get to English and British, because everyone’s
aim is to win titles and eventually fight for a World title
one day. Whether that’s three, four, five years down the
line or you might get a shot in 18 months, you don’t know.
you just have to keep winning and grafting, and we’re going
in the right direction which is what matters.
“I want three fights this year, but hopefully four. After
the fight in August, I had a little hand injury which I had
to rest. Obviously, it’s important to look after your hands
as all boxers know, and I’m really diligent with that now.
So hopefully if everything goes to plan, we’ll be looking at
four fights - Vegas, then back in April or May, one at the
end of the summer and then one before Christmas; that would
be perfect. But plans don’t always go how you want them to,
and you have to be ready that things won’t go your way, just
like in a fight.”
Fisher’s clash with Bezus is part of a Brit-heavy fight
night in Las Vegas, topped by Welterweight star Conor Benn
taking on Peter Dobson.
Benn’s Tony Sims’ trained Middleweight stablemates George
Liddard and Jimmy Sains provide the Before the Bell action
from 11am PT with Liddard meeting Andrew Buchanan over six
rounds and Sains facing Alejandro Avalos over four.
Light-Heavyweight talent Khalil Coe kicks off the main card
over eight rounds against Juan Gerardo Osunaand the co-main
event sees Austin Williams defend his IBF North American
Middleweight title against Armel Mbumba-Yassa.