Jeff Ofori says he’s going for the knockout when he defends his Southern Area lightweight championship this month.
Ofori concedes home advantage to challenger Lucas Ballingall when he puts his belt on the line at Havant Leisure Centre on Saturday, June 29.
The 29 year old from Tottenham admits that’s a concern going into the first defence of the title he took off Jumanne Camero last October.
“I don’t think it’s going to be good for me if it goes to the cards,” said Ofori, who’s won all nine fights.
“I have fought all over the world, so the crowd doesn’t bother me, but I feel that fighting away from home, I have nine rounds to get the job done.”
Ofori admits he knows little about Ballingall apart from that “he’s won all 12 fights and he’s taller than me.”
Ofori is a product of Ilsington ABC. winning 30 of 36 bouts before turning professional a couple of years ago.
Manager Mo Prior has high hopes for Ofori, but the fighter isn’t looking too far ahead.
He said: “This is a big fight coming up, my biggest so far. I’m fully focused on June 29.”