Phil Sutcliffe Jr has warned Tyrone McKenna he’ll be unable to live with the weight of punches coming his way in Belfast on June 30.
Injury forced Dublin’s Sutcliffe Jr (14-2-KO9) to pull out of a previous meeting with McKenna (16-0-1-KO6) but the pair will finally collide on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s homecoming at The SSE Arena – live on BT Sport.
Sutcliffe Jr said: “It’s been very frustrating as I’ve been out since Christmas but I don’t lose discipline and take my frustration out on opponents.
“That being said, everyone knows how hard I hit. Tyrone himself knows how hard I hit. We fought as amateurs and have sparred as professionals. He knows what’s coming.
“If he wants to stand and trade, even better. If he wants to run, I’ll find him. If he wants to come forward, even better.
“It really doesn’t matter which Tyrone shows up and what tactics he deploys. He’s not in my class and I’m going to expose him on the night.”
A stacked undercard on the night also sees Jono Carroll’s long-awaited rematch with Declan Geraghty and Tyrone McCullagh face fellow unbeaten star Joe Ham plus Johnny Coyle v Lewis Benson and Paddy Gallagher v Gary Corcoran.