Lightweight prospect Cameron Vuong has promised to ‘deal with’ April 13th opponent Jordan Flynn after a fiery press conference on Wednesday.

Newcastle’s Vuong, 4-0(3KOs), came face-to-face with Oxford’s Flynn (9-0-1, 1KO) in Manchester ahead of their showdown at the AO Arena on April 13th.

Heated exchanges in the conference was followed by an intense face-off which ended with Flynn shoving Vuong to setup an intriguing domestic showdown in two months’ time.

Vuong and Flynn exchange words in a heated face-off in Manchester. Photo by Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing.

Vuong ‘looking forward to smashing Flynn’s face in’

Vuong entered the professional ranks in October following a successful stint in the amateur code which saw him crowned Senior ABA champion.

Three more victories have followed since for the 21-year-old who steps up for his sternest test yet against the more experienced Flynn.

The latter has already collected nine victories from ten fights in the paid ranks – the only blemish a ten-round draw last time out in a rematch with Birmingham’s Kane Baker.

Vuong however insists that the gap in experience between the pair will count for little on the night.

“There wasn’t really a conversation [about the risk]. The phone rang and Jamie [Moore, trainer] said ‘yeah, no problem’. That was how quick it was.

I believe in my skills and my team believe in my skills. Jordan Flynn shouldn’t be getting anywhere near, and he won’t.

“All the pressure’s on him. He needs a lifeline in his career, he’s 27. I’m young, I’m feeling good in the gym and coming off the back of a great camp and a good win [TKO6 over Ishmael Ellis earlier this month].

Vuong praises Catterall impact

Vuong opted to team up with former Manchester middleweight and now trainer Jamie Moore alongside assistant Nigel Travis when turning over.

The move saw him enter a gym which already boasted big names in former undisputed champion Chantelle Cameron and super-lightweight world title challenger Jack Catterall.

Vuong says rounds sparred with the latter has left him in good stead to enjoy what he hopes will be a successful career in the professional ranks during years to come.

“I’ve been doing great rounds in the gym. I get world-class work – in Dubai I was sparring Olympians and with Jack Catterall who’s a world-class fighter.

Me coming into the camp with Jack…I feel like I keep him young. He’s got the experience, he teaches me things that I wouldn’t learn until later on in my career.

“It’s a great relationship that I’ve got with Jack and I can’t wait to show levels on April 13th.”

Gill and Barrett meet in intriguing main event

The card is headlined by the meeting of British super-featherweights Jordan Gill and Zelfa Barrett.

Gill, of Chatteris, enters the night on the back of a career-best performance over Michael Conlan which saw him drop and stop the Irishman inside seven rounds in Belfast in December.

Manchester’s Barrett meanwhile is buoyed by back-to-back victories in 2023 following his ninth-round loss to Shavkat Rakhimov for the vacant IBF title in November 2022.

The winner of the fight is touted to challenge for world honours later this year with a potential meeting with current IBF champion Joe Cordina on the horizon.

Warrington lightweight Rhiannon Dixon also takes on Argentina’s Karen Carabajal for the vacant WBO crown.

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BBTV caught up with Vuong at Wednesday’s press conference in Manchester.

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