Promising cruiserweight Jack Massey has warned veteran opponent Ian Tims to expect some heavy weather when the two meet on Tyson Fury’s undercard on Saturday.
Still just 25, Massey (13-0-5) is rated as one of the division’s brightest prospects and steps up at the Manchester Arena to face experienced Irishman Tims (13-5-KO4).
Massey said: “I’ve knocked out a few sparring partners now through not trying to knock them out, if you know what I mean.
“A lot of people see me as a boxer-puncher but what we’ve been working on in the gym is not tensing up and looking for the big shot. We’ll stay nice and cute.
“I’ve not come across Tims before. He’s from over in Ireland. I’ve seen a couple of clips of him and he looks like a very tough man, but he’s a come-forward fighter and that’ll suit me.
“Tims has that experience. I’m just going to go out there and I’m not under any pressure. I’m in the best shape. I was on weight early after a great camp. We’re going to box him. If the knockout comes, it comes.”