Liam Taylor says welterweight rival David Avanesyan is overhyped and has vowed to tear away the European title this weekend.
Avanesyan’s repute was boosted when he knocked out highly-rated contender Josh Kelly within the sixth spherical in February.
However Taylor is adamant he’ll produce a shocking upset on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports activities, on the Chris Eubank Jr invoice at The SSE Area, Wembley.
“I believe the Josh Kelly struggle, individuals are most likely hyping him up slightly bit off that,” Taylor instructed Sky Sports activities.
“I imagine I might have beat Josh Kelly in the identical vogue so that might be no completely different. It is the chance that motivates me, the prospect to turn out to be European champion.
“I am single-minded and I do know I am adequate to win this title.”
Avanesyan, who has knocked out his final 4 opponents, has made three profitable defences of his European title.
However the British challenger, with 23 wins and only one defeat, is filled with perception as he approaches the largest bout of his profession.
“I’ve put myself able the place I am prepared and this chance got here up. There was no means I used to be turning it down,” he stated.
“I identical to getting concerned generally. I am going into it understanding he can punch so I’ve acquired to pay attention to that early doorways however I imagine I can punch sufficient myself to make him stand off me.
“I really like coaching, I really like being within the fitness center. Boxing or coaching is my life. I do not actually celebration or exit, I simply love the fitness center, I really like competitors. I am a aggressive particular person.”
Watch Liam Taylor’s European welterweight title struggle towards David Avanesyan this Saturday, from 7.30pm on Sky Sports activities.