Lyndon Arthur has sent out a defiant message to the Light-Heavyweight division ahead of his clash with Dec Spelman on Friday night.
Arthur (16-0, 12 KOs) makes a first defence of his Commonwealth crown against the former English champion at BT Studios, as Frank Warren holds his third show behind closed doors following the COVID-19 pandemic.
And the Mancunian ‘King,’ who saw a highly-anticipated meeting with Anthony Yarde postponed believes he is the man to beat in the division and has promised to inflict a knockout finish on Friday night.
“Forget Yarde and Buatsi,” Arthur said.
“By the end of the year, i’ll be the guy you’re all talking about.
“Friday it’ll be the same old story. I’ll beat him down and I’ll knock him out. Easy work.
“I keep hearing people say this is my hardest fight but I’m going to make it look like my easiest.
Dec Spelman has never been hit as hard as he will be on Friday night.
“Dec’s a good fighter but he doesn’t belong in the ring with me.”
Spelman (16-3, 8 KOs) is also in confident mood and looking to bounce back with a big victory having lost his English title to Shakan Pitters last September.
And ‘Kid Nytro’ believes Arthur is overlooking him and will regret taking the bout, with Yarde awaiting the winner.
“All i’ve heard about since the fight was made is how Lyndon’s going to beat me and then get his big night against Anthony Yarde,” the 28-year-old explained.
“I’m sick of people looking past me, I’m sick of Lyndon Arthur looking past me.
“It’s all fun and games for him until he gets in the ring on Friday and realises he should never have taken this fight.”
Live coverage on BT Sport 1 begins at 7pm on Friday.