Ahead of challenging Liam Williams for the British Super-Welterweight Title, Ahmet Patterson is confident of causing an upset in Cardiff.
The unbeaten Londoner admits he faces a difficult task to take the belt on November 26th but believes he has the tools to leave the Motorpoint Arena as the Champion.
“It’s a good fight, it’s a tough fight. He’s a good fighter - he’s British Champion - you can’t take that away from him,” he told Steve Lillis.
“I have to be the man to do the job, and I believe I can. I’ve got ring IQ. The game of boxing is to hit and not get hit. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit, if you can’t land a punch it doesn’t matter in the end.”
Many believe this match-up between two hungry, undefeated fighters will be the best fight on the card and Patterson wants Williams to turn up at his highest level.
“I want him to bring his A game so there’s no excuses. I want to go there, and say ‘he brought his A game and I took it away from him’.”
The prospect of fighting in Williams’ home country, where a raucous reception is guaranteed, does not faze the 29-year-old.
“When I won the English Title I went up to Sheffield [in September 2014] to Chad Gaynor’s back yard,” he added. “Everyone was saying he was going to beast me out of it but it was the opposite [TKO win for Patterson].”
Watch the full Ahmet Patterson interview with Steve Lillis below:
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