Joe Murray has sent out a warning to Rashid Kassem ahead of their 10-round Lightweight contest on the undercard of Ryan Walsh v Dennis Ceylan.

Speaking in an official press release, the 29-year-old downplayed Kassem’s record and believes he can upset the unbeaten Dane on Saturday night.

“I think my experience is going to play a massive part in this fight. Kassem hasn’t fought anyone as a pro, all his opponents have been hand-picked, and now he’s in with a real live wire.

“He calls himself ‘The Dream’ but I will definitely be his nightmare,” said Murray whose only two defeats came to Liam Walsh in 2013 and 2015.

Joe Murray

“I’ve fought all over the world against some of the best amateurs, so when the opportunity came to fight Kassem in Denmark, I took it with both hands.”

In the unpaid ranks Murray won a bronze medal at the 2007 World Amateur Championships, which earned him a place in the Team GB squad for the Olympics in Beijing. He is confident he has the skills to beat Kassem.

“If I need to box, I can box, if I need to stand and fight, then I can go to war. Either way, I’ll be ready for whatever he brings to the table.

“When British fighters go abroad we don’t go to make up the numbers,” added the Mancunian. “I think they’ve picked the wrong two Brits to go to Denmark.”

Watch Murray and Walsh at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark live on BoxNation from 7pm this Saturday.