Super-bantamweight Ryan Walker (8-0) is excited ahead of his first title shot on November 17, as he battles the tricky and underrated Michael Ramabeletsa (16-17) for the English title.
The pair will clash at the legendary York Hall and ‘The Lion’ opened up on his preparation for the super-bantamweight championship showdown.
The undefeated prospect said, “Training has been really good, it’s been my hardest camp so far, I've pushed myself and gave everything 100 per cent to make sure I'm ready for the biggest fight of my career so far and thank you to my manager Michael Amoo-Bediako for getting me this opportunity.
“Michael is the best trainer I've worked with. Every day I'm learning something new. He sets out a fight plan for every fight I've had and it works. All I need to do is stick to his plan and I'm confident I will beat whoever is put in front of me."
Londoner Walker faces the tough and tricky Preston-based South African Michael Ramabeletsa for the English title, a title Ramabeletsa has contested before and lost in controversial fashion to Josh Kennedy in 2017 on a split deciion having put the Folkestone man down in the seventh-round.
Ryan gave his take on his opponent on November 30, “I know Michael is an experienced opponent and this challenge is what I need to bring the best out of me.
“I don't want easy fights I’m here to prove why I'm the best at what I do.”
Many are predicting Walker vs Ramabeletsa as a potential small hall classic, with both skillful fighters hungry for success at different ends of their career. There is a lot more on the line at York Hall than just the English title. Walker gave his thoughts on what he believes will happen on November 17.
The English title challenger said, “All I know is I'm going to win and do whatever I have to do to win on the night. That's all that matters to me; I'm too young and hungry it will show on the night.
“For 2019 we have even bigger plans but I’m not looking past this fight, this is my main focus right now to win this then I can think about 2019.”
The super-bantamweight English championship contest provides chief support to the Commonwealth cruiserweight clash between rivals Wadi Camacho (20-7) and Arfan Iqbal (12-0-1).