Lightweight Liam Dillon reckons the recent top-level sparring he has been getting in recently can only hold him in good stead as he continues to impress in the pro ranks.

The 21-year-old, who is managed by Steve Goodwin, has raced to a 3-0 record in his debut year and is set to have his fourth outing in December on a Goodwin Promotions card.

Currently trained by Steve Kipps, Dillon is afforded sparring with some of the best young amateurs in the country and his stablemate Matty Chanda who fights for a British title next month.

And Dillon reckons his stablemate’s title challenge has pushed his own training on.

“Obviously Matthew has his British title fight coming up and we’re a close knit camp,” he said.

“It means that everyone is working towards that goal, everyone wants the same thing and we’re pushing each other on.

“I’ve been getting rounds in with Matty and we’ve been down Hoddeson ABC to spar some of their best amateurs.

“I feel like after all three fights I’ve had, I’ve learned something from it and taken stuff away. I’m doing that in sparring too so it can only be good for me.

“I enjoyed my last performance, I was able to score a really early knock down and showcase more boxing ability.

“But now we go back in the gym, work on different things and keep pushing ourselves on for December.”

(Photo source and credit: Liam Dillon Instagram – @liamtaz)