'There's no way Bellew can knock me out' - Bob Ajisafe

Light-heavyweight Bob Ajisafe knows he has a big task on his hands when he challenges Liverpool's Commonwealth champion Tony 'Bomber' Bellew at the Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair.
Regardless, Ajisafe, who is fighting for a title in only his tenth fight as a professional (8-1) is still confident he'll have too much for the loquacious Scouser.  

The 25-year-old told Middlesbrough's Evening Gazette, “I don’t think he will be able to handle my style to be honest with you.
“I think I’ve got really decent power and he will have faced no-one like me. He will find that out.
“It’s another big test but I think I’m ready for it.  I’ve stepped up to the plate all the way through my career against the so-called house fighters and the big names, it’s all I’ve known so far, so let’s see if I can prove myself again.
“Bellew doesn’t lack for confidence, he is a bit outspoken and I think he might believe a bit of his own hype.
“But I’m not knocking the lad, I think he is a good boxer, a decent boxer, there is no doubt about it, and he is obviously Commonwealth champion at the moment.
“I will be looking to relieve him of it if I can. Everyone says he is a big puncher or whatever but we will see.”
Ajisafe has been making regular trips from his Leeds base to the Ingles gym in Sheffield.
“The Ingles have just made me a better fighter because I’ve always had an all-round tricky style,” he said. “They have made me even more tricky and I’m perfect for that gym.
“That’s why I had a look round and pinpointed somewhere and as soon as I went there it clicked with Dominic.
“He liked me and said I was easy to work with and we’ve done some good work.
“He has transformed me and brought a lot more out of me, switching and all sorts.
“I would say I’m hitting harder, I’m a lot stronger and I’m just an all-round better boxer.
“People might even be surprised, I don’t want to let too much out of the bag about my tactics.
“I probably see it going the distance because he is not going to be able to knock me out, no way.  He will be coming and trying probably for the first couple of rounds but I will be probably able to overcome that in the first four to six rounds.
“It will be unknown territory for him because he has never been past six rounds, so if I can get past that and get those rounds in, we will see from there and I will box him.” 

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