26th November 2012

Ryan Farrag
Ryan Farrag is going great guns.  A pro for two years, and already with a nine-fight ledger that includes a win over former English bantamweight champion Craig Lyon, the 24-year-old is looking to see 2012 out with a bang when he fights at Liverpool’s Olympia on December 8.

Part of an 11-fight VIP Promotions’ card, stacked with Merseyside talent and topped by Liverpool’s John Quigley taking on Wales’ Dai Davies for the vacant British Masters featherweight title, Ryan cannot wait for the chance to secure victory number nine at the famous North West fight venue.


“It’ll be my tenth fight and it’s nearly here so I’m really looking forward to it,” said Ryan, whose only defeat has come at the fists of current European bantamweight king Lee Haskins in 2011.

“With it being in my hometown it’s better for the fans, and there are two other lads from our club – Steve Lewis and Nathan Brough – on the show so I’m looking forward to boxing with them.

“I’ve fought at the Olympia loads and it’s small and compact, so the atmosphere is just great.  It should be a really good night.”

Injuries have hampered Ryan’s pro progress previously but, with the Olympia date his third outing this year, Farrag is beginning to build up a head of steam and wants to capitalise in 2013.

The former Everton Red Triangle ABC star, who holds an ABA semi-final win over Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell, is aiming for a belt around his waist by this time next year – and is vowing to entertain along the way.

“My style is come forward pressure,” stated Ryan, who is trained by Paul Stevenson.  “When I watch myself back it always looks like it’s exciting.  I like to please the crowd, so fans can expect that.

“Hopefully I’ll be 9-1 [after Dec 8] and fighting for titles next year at bantamweight.  I’d like to fight anyone who people don’t expect me to beat!

“I don’t want to mention too many names but there are a few up there that I’ll be looking to fight.  You’ve got the likes of [English champion] Martin Ward; he’s a possibility.”

“Ryan is not only very talented, he’s also exciting to watch,” stated promoter Steve Wood.  “He came to me at the same time as Kevin Satchell and I expected them both to become champions when they signed with VIP Promotions.  Kevin is already a British and Commonwealth champion and I have no doubt that Ryan won’t be too far behind.”

‘Scouse Land’ takes place at Liverpool’s Olympia on December 8 and is headlined by John Quigley versus Dai Davies for the vacant British Masters featherweight title.  The packed undercard for the bill includes Liverpudlian fighters Ryan Farrag; Louis Cuddy; Steve Lewis; Mike Robinson; Jake Smith; Phil Smith and Nathan Brough.  Also appearing are Southport’s Lee Crossland, as well as debutant Kevin Cornish.

Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £50 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at www.vipbe.co.uk

Keep updated on VIP Promotions’ news by visiting www.vipboxing.com or follow on Twitter @vipboxing and Facebook.  Currently, you can also watch free fights at www.vipboxing.tv