Anthony Joshua MBE says he cannot wait to fight at the York Hall in London on Thursday night.
His bout and the USA vs UK heavyweight prizefighter will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK.
The Olympic Gold medal star faces Croatian Hrvoje Kisicek in his third pro outing and is hunting a hat-trick of KO wins.
After the grand debut at The O2 and a star turn on the undercard of Kell Brook’s win over Vyacheslav Senchenko at the packed Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Thursday night brings him back down to earth in the spit-and-sawdust surroundings of York Hall. Joshua has been victorious here before as an amateur and is excited about performing in the spiritual home of British boxing.
“It is a really intimate theatre of boxing,” said Joshua. “There will be less than 2,000 people and everyone is over your head. The last time I boxed there was when I was an amateur, winning the ABAs. That was a great feeling so to go back there in my third pro fight with Prizefighter is going to be really good again. It is going to be great to get in there.
“The only thing I listen to about my prospects is what my coach tells me, and he tells me I am rubbish and I have a lot to work on. He tells me I have to keep my feet on the ground, that there are a lot of people out there who are better than me; that is why I need to keep on grafting in the gym.