Enzo Maccarinelli faces Courtney Fry in Commonwealth title defence

Enzo Maccarinelli
Enzo Maccarinelli

Former world champion Enzo Maccarinelli says he has his sights on winning a second world title.

The Welshman will fight Courtney Fry at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 7 December.

He will make his first defence of his Commonwealth light-heavyweight title against Liverpool's Fry.

"I'm looking forward to closing the year with another KO [knock-out] win and then look to 2014 for a second world title shot," said Maccarinelli.

He rejuvenated his career in August with an 11th-round stoppage of Ovill McKenzie to win the title.

The win came as a huge boost to Swansea's Maccarinelli, 33, the former WBO cruiserweight title holder.

Fry was stopped by Maccarinelli's Welsh rival Nathan Cleverly in eight rounds back in October 2009.

"Fry is a good fighter and I hear that he's in terrific shape already to fight me which is great news and hearing this has giving me the extra motivation to train even harder," said Maccarinelli.

"He'll be looking to win the title in front of his home fans and will put on the fight of his life against me."

"He took Cleverly eight rounds before he was stopped and that was only a few years ago and that was the last loss he's had, since then he's unbeaten in five fights.

"I'd like to do a job on Fry a lot quicker than Cleverly did, but I'll have to check him out and if the opening appears early I'll jump on him."

"Beating McKenzie has really given me a boost as well. It was a hard, tough fight. I dug deep and so did he, but my punching power came through and I showed that I'm dangerous in any round of a fight."

Fellow Welsh boxers Craig Evans (super-featherweight) and Liam Williams (middleweight) will both feature on the undercard of the Maccarinelli bout.