Date: 25th March 2015 at 5:48pm
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This Saturday evening Jo Jo Dan is hoping to snatch the IBF welterweight from Kell Brook.

Dan will climb into the ring, at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, knowing that the partisan crowd, expected to be in the region of 10,000, will be expecting Brook to win his mandatory defence.

However Dan, who arrives here with a record that reads 34-2 with 18 by way of knockout, will be hoping that the hostility drives him on with the challenger remarking ahead of the bout,

‘You can call me the Road Warrior I guess.

‘This is nothing new to me. It doesn’t bother me one way or the other. If you think about it, all the pressure is now on Brook to perform. I am fully aware that he has the home advantage with the fans behind him, but I plan to make them my fans with my performance. Inside the ring, it is just us and the referee. When they cheer for him, it pushes me to do better. I had a nine-week training camp for this fight, by far my best one ever. I am well prepared. On March 28th, I will be 100% ready for this challenge.’


As for the anticipated result, Dan added,

‘I don’t train for knockouts. If the knockout comes, then it’s a bonus. I train to win every round. This fight is going to be watched around the world by millions of people. I have full confidence that it will be judged properly and the fighter who deserves the victory will be announced the winner. I am more experienced and better prepared than the previous times I challenged for the world title. I worked very hard to earn this mandatory position and I will not let this opportunity pass me by. On March 28th, I will become the IBF welterweight champion of the world.’

Jo Jo Dan seems a confident man, could he push Brook all the way and take the belt from the champion?