This Saturday Tyrone Nurse will defend his British Super-Lightweight Title against undefeated up-and-comer and former Mayweather and Canelo sparring partner Jack Catterall in Leeds.

Nurse is excited to land a big fight after seemingly slowing down in the last few years. Speaking to 32Red, the British Champion spoke about his eagerness to get in the ring, “I can’t remember the last time I was excited for a fight.

“The fact that the fans are excited by it means that it’s a great fight… It’s going to be an exciting fight. Mine and Jack’s styles will gel well.”

The 27-year-old also spoke about reverting to the ‘old’ Tyrone after a few lacklustre performances, for his upcoming fight, adding: “When I refer to the ‘old’ Tyrone I talk about the fighter who isn’t getting involved in stupid brawls and picks his shots well.”

When it comes to the fight Nurse has multiple strategies to deal with ‘El Gato’, “We’ve got a few game plans but a lot of the time it comes down to what the opponent does. Boxing is a thinking man’s sport and I think this might come down to whose thought process works out better on the night.

“[Catterall is] a clever counter puncher, he isn’t the pressure fighter that you’d expect from looking at his record.”

The Huddersfield boxer, being the underdog, is also relishing the opportunity to prove the oddsmakers wrong, “It’s all set up for me to go and prove I’m the better fighter. Obviously I can then push forward and Jack can take a back seat and they can rebuild him. The best man wins on the night doesn’t he?”

Watch Tyrone Nurse defend his British Super-Lightweight Title against Jack Catterall on the undercard of Warrington v Ceylan this Saturday on BoxNation.