Stoke-on- Trent’s boxing barber looking to win titles

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Liam Berrisford, 23, a barber from Stoke on Trent won his first professional boxing fight last Saturday.

He defeated Jamie Quinn on points.

Looking back at his performance, Berrisford said: “ I felt absolutely buzzing but I also felt I did not do enough to be up to my standards.”

The former Junior Midlands champion returned to the ring after a three-year break.

“It felt like I was back home again and felt like this is where I belonged.

“After such a long time out, you never know how you are going to react when you are in that situation again, you don’t know whether it is going to feel alien to you or you don’t know if you are going to be off the broil, but I felt comfortable again,” added Berrisford

Berrisford is trained and managed by ex-boxer Scott Lawton. Lawton had a successful professional career and fought the likes of Amir Khan and Derry Matthews.

Lawton said: “I am confident in Liam, he boxed better than I thought he would (against Quinn).

“He looked comfortable in the ring and and I truly believe Liam can win titles and bring them back to Stoke on Trent”.

Berrisford works as a full time barber but hopes to make boxing his only job.

“I am working hard as a barber, with the level I am at boxing you need the extra income, barbering is my main income at the moment.

The barber is confident in his ability and is aiming to make it big in the boxing world.

His next fight is to be scheduled for March next year, with his opponent yet to be confirmed.

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