Siar Ozgul steps up against former world champion Viktor Postol on the World Boxing Super Series card in Glasgow this Saturday with everything to gain.
The London-based Turkish super-lightweight (14-1-KO3) is determined to outgun ‘The Iceman’ (29-2-KO12), whose two career defeats have come at the hands of Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor.
As he prepares for the bright lights of The SSE Hydro and DAZN cameras, Ozgul is full of hope.
Ozgul: “It means a lot to me. I feel like I finally have a chance to prove to the whole boxing world how good a fighter I really am.
“Taking this fight shows I’m not afraid to take chances. There are so many boxers who’ve refused to fight me whereas I’ve never said ‘no’ to anyone. I’m a fighter who knows what I want.
“Victory over Postol will change everything for me. I have a big opportunity here and I’m taking it. After this, I’ll be able to get an even bigger fight.
“First of all, I need to win this fight and then my plan is to simply carry on with the hard work, rising up the rankings and fighting for titles.
“MTK Global is an amazing management team and I’m so pleased to working with them. I signed up for big fights and that’s what I have on Saturday night so I’m very grateful.
“I believe the atmosphere in Scotland will be great and I hope they’ll be on my side. I’ve lived in Great Britain for six years now so I hope they’ve heard about me and will support me.”
Ozgul fights on a stacked card in Glasgow alongside MTK Global team-mates Kieran Smith, Stephen Tiffney, Troy James and Michael McGurk.