Danny Carr believes he is levels above Dean Dodge ahead of their Southern Area super-featherweight title fight on Friday’s huge #MTKFightNight.
Unbeaten fighters will collide as Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) faces Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.
The fight will also serve as an eliminator for the English super-featherweight title, and Carr thinks he will have far too much for his opponent.
Carr said: “Dean hasn’t boxed at this level. I believe in myself and I’m very confident that I’m going to come out victorious and beat Dean Dodge in very good fashion.
“I’m sure he will be game and will try and rip the belt away from me, but he won’t. I like it when they come for a tear up, as it’s where I come into my own.
“It’s great that the fight is an English title eliminator as well, as the English belt is what I have had my eye on for a while, so I would love to win that title.”
Dean Dodge: I think Danny Carr is past it!
Dean Dodge has questioned Danny Carr’s desire ahead of challenging him for the Southern Area super-featherweight title on Friday’s action-packed #MTKFightNight.
The clash of unbeaten fighters sees Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs) take on Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.
The war of words between the two men has been brewing over the last few weeks, and Dodge feels that Carr may come up short due to distractions outside of the ring.
Dodge said: “I think Danny Carr is past it now. I know he has a few businesses outside of boxing, so I don’t know if he wants to box. Maybe this is his last stab in the dark for a chance.
“I knew of Danny from the amateurs as he was the weight below me, and we have seen plenty of tapes on him. This fight is going to be a barnstormer and definitely one that the public will love.
“We’ve seen his weaknesses, and it’s for me to know and for the world to find out. I believe on the night I’ll be too strong and too big for him. I see myself stopping him late on.”
Elsewhere on Friday’s huge card, Sean McComb and Gavin Gwynne meet for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title, Darren Tetley meets Samuel Antwi for the vacant English welterweight title,, Pierce O’Leary fights Irvin Magno, Mark McKeown takes on Brad Daws, Paddy Donovan goes up against Siar Ozgul, Elliot Whale faces Jamie Stewart, and Mohammed Sameer is back in action.