Hard-hitting Zack Mwekassa has baulked at the potential match-up between Deontay Wilder and Audley Harrison in England next month and wants to be given the chance to prove himself as he steps into the heavyweight division.
The 29 year-old, who recently moved to the US from South Africa, is on the lookout for a high-profile opponent for his first fight under the Brawlers Management banner and the former 200lber is in no doubt that he can be successful at the top level.
“The likes of Wilder and Bryant Jennings are just future paper champions and Harrison can easily be knocked out,” Mwekassa said.
“Their real test is with the ‘Black Warrior’ from the Congo and I am hungry for those challenges. I am here now in the US, living and training in Denver, Colorado. This is real now and I will destroy anyone of these guys that get put in front of me.
“As the great Mills Lane used to say: ‘Let’s get it on!'”
Manager Rick Mohamed is in equally bullish mood on getting his charge in the ring with a high-profile contender and has no doubts that the 75% knockout rate possessed by Mwekassa can make more of a difference at the higher weight.
“I know Zack can handle the likes of Wilder and Jennings,” said Mohamed.
“Audley Harrison would be taken out by Zack and if Wilder doesn’t take the fight on April 27, we will gladly step in and knock him out.
“Wilder is only 27-0 because he hasn’t fought anybody. The top heavyweights today are protected. It’s the same with Jennings and the rest. They are at the top because they haven’t fought any damn body of any significance!”