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Tasci: Hammond fight is man versus boy

The Sydney-based Turk is has lost only once in 13 professional fights and says young Hammond will pay the price if he underestimates him.

Both boxers are former Olympic representatives so it promises to be a high quality affair, with the winner set to go on to bigger and better titles.

“He (Hammond) is a good young boxer who went to Olympics in London, but he is still a boy!” Tasci, 30, stated.

“He has only had easy fights as a professional and as an amateur he qualified for Olympic Games through the Oceania Region. I was a silver medallist at European Championships and lost a close decision to bronze medal winner at 2004 Olympics.

“I won World Championships as a Cadet in Hungary, I have won many championships in Turkey, Europe and all over the world. He has never faced anyone like me!

“He has done well against boys but he’s not playing with boys against me. Now he faces a man and he will not be able to handle me.”

Saturday’s card takes place at the Crossing Theatre and features five professional fights. Tickets can be purchased from the venue on (02) 6792 4654 or BOXOFFICE@CROSSINGTHEATRE.COM.AU.