Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TERRY'S EYEING ANOTHER BOUT ; Flanagan's Focus Is on a Lesser-Vaunted Las Vegas fightBoxing

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

TERRY'S EYEING ANOTHER BOUT ; Flanagan's Focus Is on a Lesser-Vaunted Las Vegas fightBoxing

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WHILE most boxing fans can't wait for Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao this weekend, Ancoats boxer Terry Flanagan has his mind focused on another fight taking place in Las Vegas.

Raymondo Beltran and Takahiro Ao clash for the vacant WBO lightweight title tonight, with Flanagan on course to face the winner later this year.

The 25-year-old earned that opportunity after defeating Stephen Ormond back in February, and he can't wait to find out who he might be challenging for the world title.

"Thankfully Mayweather v Pacquaio is on Saturday night, but if it was on Friday night, no question, I would have to watch Beltran and Ao!" he said.

"I'll definitely be facing the winner out of Beltran and Ao next so I want to see how they perform so I can get my mind focused on them for when the fight is set.

"Personally, I'd like to see Beltran win the title so I'd get him as he's the bigger name in America and brings more recognition so it would make sense for me to fight him. …

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