Rendall Munrow met big fight rival Toshiaki Nishioka this weekend and said: “I’m even more confident of beating him now.”
The Leicester bin man faces the daunting task when he challenges for the Japanese star’s WBC world super-bantamweight title at Tokyo’s Sumo Stadium on Sunday October 24.
Munroe, 21-1, and Nishioka,36-4-3, met at the WBC Night of Champions in Cardiff this weekend. And southpaw Munroe said: “We got on well and he seems a nice man, but I grew in confidence after seeing him. I’m convinced that world title is mine.
“It is always tough fighting away, but once I get in a rhythm my size and strength will cause him non-stop problems.”
Manager Frank Maloney broke off from his Algarve holiday to meet Nishioka and his representatives. He added: “They were very humble and pleasant people and this is one fight that will not be overshadowed by trash talk.
“I have to say they are very professional people and I am sure there will be fair play when we travel.
“Going to Japan doesn’t faze Rendall at all and he is the most laid back fighter I have worked with since Lennox Lewis.”
Maloney is dreaming of Munroe facing his great friend Jason Booth in a world title unification match early next year. Nottingham’s Booth, 35-5,also faces a hard night when he challenges Steve Molitor, 32-1 for the IBF super-bantamweight title at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday September 11.
August 1, 2010