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Connors not bothered by loss to Arsenault



Miramichi, New Brunswick – After losing a tough majority decision to Richard Arsenault of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, for the National Boxing Authority Maritime super middleweight championship on June 15 in Moncton, it’s business as usual for Travis Connors. Improvement is the name of the game.

“Ever since that loss I have been so hungry to train and improve, I really want a redemption bout, with anyone, and I want to win devastatingly to make a statement.”

Admired for his resilience, it wouldn’t be the first time Connors rebounded from a loss. After losing to Jesse Francis in 2011, for example, Connors rattled off three straight knockout victories over Tim Skidmore, Robbie Cameron and – perhaps most satisfying of all – Jesse Francis. Connors added unanimous decision wins over Eddie Gates and MMA standout Ricky Goodall to his record in 2012 and 2013, respectively, stretching his winning streak to five, before losing to Arsenault this month.

“I had an off night with Richard, my next fight will be very different,” explained Connors. “I am really going to work on my head movement and everything. I will be a more complete fighter. I will be able to win by knockout or boxing. It’s a chance to start fresh and show everyone my full potential.”