Ahead of his welterweight tussle with Danny Garcia this weekend in Brooklyn, Ukraine’s Ivan Redkach has vowed to produce a life-changing knockout.
The 33-year-old – coming off the back of a stoppage victory over Devon Alexander – says that two-weight World champ Garcia is suffering from complacency, with talk rife of a potential battle with Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr.
Garcia has previously cited the southpaw Redkach as ideal preparation for the top-tier welterweight pair, though ‘El Terrible’ believes a rude awakening awaits on Saturday night.
“The biggest weakness I see in Danny is that he’s not taking this seriously,” He said. “He’s counting on this as a tune-up fight, and that’s a big mistake. This is not going to be a tune-up fight for him.
“Danny is already looking ahead to a fight with Errol Spence Jr. or Manny Pacquiao, but before he gets to them, he picked me. I know it’s because I’m a southpaw. But he’s going to get a rude wake up on fight night.
“This win will change my life and I’ve already worked my whole life to get to this moment. I want to win this fight and then the biggest fights at welterweight will be open to me.
“I’m going to knock him out. That’s how I see this fight going. We’re going to leave it all in the ring and I’m going to come out victorious.”