Hirales promises to produce performance of his life tonight
RAUL Hirales has promised to produce the fight of his life when he challenges Carl Frampton for the vacant IBF intercontinental title tomorrow night.
Like Belfast’s Frampton the undefeated Mexican believes victory on the under card of Carl Froch and Lucian Bute’s monster mash up will secure him world title contender status.
The 28 year old boast wins over three former undefeated prospects and claims he will leave everything in the ring to ensure Frampton become another fallen hope.
The man Frampton himself bills as the best he will have faced says he revels as an underdog and fighting a bigger name.
“Let’s just hope it’s a great fight, I’m sure that the people there don’t know much about me, but believe me, I am preparing 100 per cent for this bout and I’ll give the fight of my life, I’m going to leave it all in
the ring,” Hirales said .
“This is a big opportunity, something I’ve wanted for a while. There is a belt on the line as well and I intend to win and defend it and then hopefully look for a world title after.”
Hirales is adamant he won’t be in awe of the Commonwealth Champion tomorrow night. He has studied Barry McGugian’s protégé and believes his opponents grant him too much respect. Hirales is adamant he won’t make the same mistake and certainly isn’t planning to stand off tonight.
“He’s a strong fighter, he’s well-schooled but I saw his last fight and I thought his rival had a lot of respect for him and he was comfortable with that. I don’t think his opponents have done enough against him so far and that’s why he’s been winning. I’d say I’m a
typical Mexican fighter, I go forward throwing lots of shots but I also know how to move, I can box so I have qualities and lots of resources. I can adapt to different styles in the ring depending on the circumstances. I like to go to the body a lot.”