Ovill McKenzie has promised to live up to his nickname “The Upsetter” when he travels to Argentina to challenge IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Victor Ramirez at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club, in Buenos Aires, on Friday 2nd October. 

McKenzie will replace original opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who was the IBF Champion, but was stripped of the title due to injury and IBF Interim Champion Ramirez was installed as the full champion. 

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Its a dream world title shot for the 35-year-old from Jamaica, who has been a professional for over 15 years, and is a former two-time Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Champion and the current British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental Cruiserweight Champion. 

With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 13 knockouts, McKenzie has caused some upsets in his career with surprise wins over unbeaten fighters.  Hes had an Indian summer with his career of late and in his last four fights has won three by knockout with wins over Janne Forsman, Matty Askin, Jon Lewis Dickinson and Tony Conquest. 

McKenzie knows that hes up against it in Ramirezs backyard and is not underestimating the 31-year-old whos caused upsets himself when he travelled to Germany and beat previously undefeated Alexander Alekseev to win the Interim WBO World Cruiserweight title in 2009. 

This is an unbelievable opportunity that has been put in front of me and one that I wont get again so I will give it everything Ive got, Said McKenzie. 

Ive been a pro for 15 years and Ive never had it easy, some decisions have gone against me when I believe Ive won, others Ive lost fair and square, Ive not moaned about it and just kept training, fighting and plugging away with the belief that one day I would get a world title shot, well Brutha, that day is here, 

I couldnt believe it when I was told that I had a world title fight against Ramirez, but that it was going to be next week, Ive had short notice fights all my life so this is no different for me.  It makes no difference that its in Argentina, I will fight anywhere in the world and Im fit and ready, 

Ive been in this sport a long time and Ive seen the ups and downs.  Ramirez is a good fighter, hes done the business abroad himself and that deserves respect.  Hes defending his title at home so I know what I have to do to win out there and thats to knockout him out, 

All Ive ever wanted was a world title shot and to prove myself and against Ramirez I will put everything on the line as I believe in my heart that I cant beat him, 

Id like to thank Frank Warren and Martin Bowers for this fabulous opportunity and I will do everything I can to bring the world title home to Britain. 

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McKenzie v Ramirez will be televised exclusively live on BoxNation with FOUR British fighters in world title fights on the Channel Of Champions in the next month.  Frank Buglioni challenges WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov this Saturday (26th September) at the SSE Arena, Wembley; WBO World Lightweight Champion Terry Flanagan defends his title against Diego Magdaleno and Liam Smith challenges John Thompson for the Vacant WBO Super-Welterweight Championship on a massive double-header at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 10th October.