Losing not an option for Kingaroy's professional boxer
"I DON'T care if he punches hard. I couldn't care if I get hurt.”
These are the brave words of Kingaroy-born professional boxer Liam Wilson.
Wilson holds a 3-0 record as a professional boxer, with two wins by knockout, and is going into his next bout later this month full of confidence.
"All I'm worried about is losing,” he said.
"Losing can stuff up the future for my family.
"I have lost plenty of times as amateur, but now as a professional it doesn't look good and it doesn't sit well.”
His next professional fight will be held at Sydney's Luna Park on July 27.
Wilson admitted he didn't know too much about this opponent.
But he didn't seemed too concerned.
"For me, it's a positive,” he said.
"I don't care who I fight.
"As an amateur, I fought some of the best in the world.
"I've fought world champions on six hours' notice.”
Since his last fight, Wilson said he had been focused on getting his body right.
"I haven't stopped since the start of the year,” he said.
"My body is fine. I'm keen to get the ball rolling.”
The former Commonwealth Games athlete said he tried to keep his emotions in tact before a big fight.
"I get nervous beforehand, probably because of the magnitude of it,” Wilson said.
"But I don't get nervous during fight week because I know I am prepared.”
Wilson made a name for himself after his win as the undercard of the Mundine versus Horn fight late last year.
He said he had learnt a lot from that fight and it had only strengthened him as a fighter.
"I'm more aggressive now,” he said.
"It was my first 10-round fight so I was pretty stand off-ish. Now I know I've got the fitness to go in those longer fights.”