Two-weight British champion Liam Williams warns challenger and underdog Joe Mullender his come-forward style will be his downfall at the Royal Albert Hall on March 8.
The Welshman (19-2-1-KO14), who outclassed and stopped the heavy-handed Mark Heffron to seize the middleweight crown in December, takes on former English champion Mullender (11-2-KO5) live on BT Sport.
Williams said: “Mullender ploughs forward with little consideration for what’s coming back but Lee Markham is the best he’s faced and he’s not really a puncher.
“The thing about pressure fighters is they try to put it on you but once they start getting hit hard for a few rounds, they don’t want to be pressure fighters any more. All they can think about is how they can avoid getting punched in the nose so hard.
“I’ll be ready for war and he will be ready for war too so the real winners are the fans. They’re in for an exciting spectacle.
“A lot of people have told me Joe’s a good guy and a laugh. He seems sound so I’m not going to try and talk rubbish. He’s not talking rubbish to me so I’ll show him respect.”
The Brentwood boxer, who has won English and IBF European belts before, has already joked in the press conferences about not being able to outjab his mum! The 32-year-old 'Smokin' Joe knows the odds are stacked against him but insists that's how he likes it to be.
Joining Williams on a glitzy card is MTK Global team-mate Archie Sharp, who defends his WBO European super-featherweight crown against Lucas Ballingall.