World-ranked super-lightweight Jack Catterall expects a surge of support when he takes on heavy-handed rival Ohara Davies on October 6.
Chorley’s Catterall (22-0-KO12) clashes with Londoner Davies (18-1-KO14) at Leicester Arena on a card that also includes Archie Sharp challenging Leon Woodstock for the WBO European crown – live on BT Sport.
With Davies dividing opinion in the past, Catterall feels his will be a popular victory.
Catterall said: “Everyone wants to see me beat him up. I know a lot of people are buying tickets for that very reason.
“Whether he’s talking or not, it really doesn’t bother me. I just love fighting and I love training too. That’s what I do.
“I understand that you have to sell a fight but people want to see this one anyway. He’s a noise outside the ring before and his name gets mentioned a lot. That’s his business.
“I’ve had fights in the past in which I’ve faced international opponents. They were good fights but nobody had heard of them and you have to promote yourself more to earn people’s interest.
“This fight is different. Because this is a domestic fight and he’s caused controversy, it does me a favour. I can sit at home and sell tickets and just get on with what I’ve got to get on with.”