05 Dec TRAINER: WELLS ON THE FAST TRACK TO TITLES
Liam Wells’ trainer Adam Hart believes the young Essex welterweight will rise rapidly as he prepares to face fellow unbeaten fighter Rod Douglas Jr on December 14.
‘The Choir Boy’ (2-0-KO1) became only the third man to stop Duane ‘Mad Dog’ Greene in 50 fights when he wowed the Brentwood Centre last month and is back in action on the MTK Global show at York Hall – live on BoxNation.
Having faced a middleweight in his first bout and now battling another unbeaten starlet in his third, Hart has outlined an ambitious plan for his young puncher.
Hart said: “I feel Liam is a talent. I would rather he got to 10-0 fighting proper fights rather than being 15-0 and not having been tested.
“First fight, the boy was a middleweight coming to win. He fought a journeyman last time out. Now this is a real fighter. I believe in Liam’s talent. I believe we should be beating fighters like this.
“Records are for DJs. You’re going to have to be very special to beat Liam Wells at welterweight. You’re not going to be fitter than him or tougher than him. I honestly believe he’ll fight for a title in the next four fights.
“We’ve not got to worry about his fitness. He has the fitness of an elite athlete. We’ve been working on him sitting down and turning the shots over. He’s been working with a strength and conditioning coach so there’ll be more power.
“His power wasn’t that great because he over-trained before so he was just all fitness. His deadlifting has increased 30% and it’s all coming together to make him hit harder. That was our worry – could he hit hard enough when he goes up levels?
“Now, he seems to be getting bigger and hitting harder. Then you add the technique of turning over shots and he’s hurting people. It makes all the difference.”
Wells vs. Douglas Jr features on a stacked York Hall card led by the WBO European super-lightweight title clash between Darragh Foley and Akeem Ennis Brown, IBF European welterweight champion Larry Ekundayo’s defence against Louis Greene and much more.