SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT prospect Callum Simpson is expecting his toughest fight yet and claims he is more than ready for it.
Town centre fighter Simpson, 26, has got the big test he has been yearning for with tough Glaswegian Boris Crighton his opponent at Manchester Arena tomorrow night.
All eyes, and Sky Sports’ cameras, will be on Simpson who has a growing reputation as a big prospect with fight-ending power.
He has scored nine knockouts from his 11 professional wins and he hasn’t troubled the referee to tot up a scorecard since his second fight in 2019.
But Boris The Blade will likely take much more shifting.
He went the full distance with world-ranked Lyndon Arthur, after taking the fight at short-notice, earlier this year.
He has won 11, with seven knockouts, and lost three times.
It looks harder on paper but will it prove so on canvas?
Simpson said: “It is a big step up but I believe I will get him out of there inside the ten rounds. I am confident I will win and I plan to do it in style.
“It is a real good test for me. I am ranked tenth in Britain and he is twelfth.
“I have spoken with people who have sparred with him and they say he is a big, big puncher. He is fit and strong but I am not too sure about his boxing ability.
“It’s a title-worthy fight and they had been trying to get it for one but it hasn’t quite worked out.
“Hopefully the one after will be for a title.”
Simpson signed with Sky Sports’ Boxxer branch earlier this year.
He made his bow on television with a third round stoppage win over Celso Neves.
Now a full-time boxer, Simpson has been frustrated by shifting fight dates but has used his time wisely.
He added: “My first fight with Sky was a big, big performance.
“They are pushing me and getting behind me. They are very happy they have signed me and they must be confident I am going to win because I’ve been asked to do some punditry on the show.
“I have a good relationship with Ben Shalom (Boxxer’s supremo) and all the team there.
“We talk business and they have similar ideas to me.
“I was at the Bournemouth and York Hall shows. I keep my face out there and go support the other fighters.”