AHMET PATERSON: ‘I’M READY FOR LIAM SMITH RIGHT NOW!’

South London talent Ahmet Patterson intends to prove he’s ready to compete at world level when he fights in a British Super-Welterweight championship eliminator at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday 26th September.

A former national junior champion and England amateur rep, the 27-year-old from East Dulwich has raced to 15-0 and is one of the hot talents to watch out for this season.

But ‘Pattycake’ intends to alert the trade of his considerable talent when he features in a riveting support contest on the undercard to Frank Buglioni’s WBA Super-Middleweight challenge to the Russian champion Fedor Chudinov.

Original opponent Danny Butler withdrew due to a viral infection and he awaits news of his new opponent shortly, but one man in his sights is Liverpool rival Liam Smith, who himself fights in a WBO World Super-Welterweight title challenge on Saturday 10th October in Manchester.

‘Of course I’m ready for the step up. I’ve been ready for a British title shot for more than a year. I’m in the game for big fights,’ says the Turkish-Cypriot descendant who is trained by Martin Bowers at the Peacock Gym in Canning Town.

‘Hopefully, victory on the 26th will lead to British and Commonwealth opportunities before the end of this year. Liam Smith is challenging for a world title next month but I’m ready for him right now, 100%.’

‘Fighting in London isn’t an issue either way. I went up to Sheffield to fight Chad Gaynor and I won well (fifth round stoppage); went into the ring smiling, left the ring smiling. It really doesn’t bother me. I enjoy boxing anywhere.

‘Size won’t be an issue either. I routinely spar far bigger guys and far smaller guys and I can adapt to anything because I like to think that I’m a good fighter.

Priced at £40, £50, £75, £100 and £150* tickets are available from www.frankwarren.com, SSE Arena, Wembley on 0844 815 0815 and www.axs.com and Eventim on 0844 249 1000 and www.eventim.co.uk

Buglioni v Chudinov headlines ’Man vs. Machine’ with London hotshot Frank Buglioni challenging WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov for his crown.

An action packed card also features top undefeated WBO European Super-Middleweight Champion Jamie Cox making the first defence of his title against Mariano Hilario; Cromer battler Ryan Walsh faces Hull’s Samir Mouneimne with the Vacant British Featherweight Title on the line; all-action Erith talent Lewis Pettitt challenges for the Vacant Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Championship against Bobby Jenkinson; Penge hero Bradley Skeete defends his WBO European Welterweight crown against Heywood’s Mark Thompson; plus on the undercard Dublin lightweight Jamie Kavanagh; Canning Town lightweight Romeo Romaeo; Dagenham lightweight Ediz Hussein; Chingford super-featherweight Boy Jones Jnr, and Chelmsford super-featherweight Billy Long.

The Channel Of Champions, BoxNation, will televise, live and exclusive on Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546 and Talk Talk 415. Subscribe at www.boxnation.com or watch online at Livesport.tv or via iPhone, iPad or Android.

*Tickets are subject to be booking fee.