Martin J. Ward thinks he has all of the solutions for Azinga Fuzile as he prepares to journey to Las Vegas to satisfy the South African in a ultimate eliminator for the IBF World Tremendous-Featherweight title on Saturday, Might 29 on the Michelob ULTRA Enviornment in Mandalay Bay, reside worldwide on DAZN.
Ward (24-1-2 11 KOs) fulfills a childhood dream making his American debut within the shiny lights of Sin Metropolis, however the Briton won’t let the glitz and glamour distract him from taking an enormous step in turning into a World champion.
The 29-year-old is aware of that Fuzile (14-1 8 KOs) presents a harmful impediment to that dream, however the Tony Sims skilled expertise just isn’t fazed by having to face a southpaw to land a World title shot, and desires to emulate the influence that one in all his heroes, Prince Naseem Hamed, had when he would wow crowds in America.
“I used to be a giant Naz fan and stayed as much as watch him battle Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas and in all his fights everywhere in the States,” mentioned Ward. “It has been a childhood dream of mine to battle in Vegas on the massive stage, and right here it’s, and I’m not going to let this slip by means of my fingers, I’ve skilled too laborious and put an excessive amount of of my life into this to let it go.
“Motivation has not been a difficulty in any respect on this camp, I’ve been coaching so laborious, and I’ve been flying, smashing it within the fitness center and on the observe, it’s all coming collectively on the proper time and I’m simply so excited. Over the past 12 months there have been a number of alternatives which have come up, so I didn’t wish to get too excited as a few them fell by means of and I had began to get my weight down for them. I used to be chomping on the bit for them, so it was irritating, so I took this one with a pinch of salt actually, I simply wished a date to be sorted, and when it was cemented in place it was nice.
“He’s a slick southpaw, has some spectacular wins on the document and solely has one loss and he was profitable that battle till he obtained chinned. He appears fighter, and hopefully our kinds will gel, and we’ll placed on battle for the followers. I haven’t fought in over a 12 months, nevertheless it’s been over 18 months for him, nevertheless it relies upon how you reside outdoors the fitness center, I reside the life, I preserve a wholesome life-style and coaching makes me completely happy, it’s a part of me.
“I gained the British title in 2016 after which gained it outright within the area of ten months towards three southpaws so it’s humorous how I’m now going through one other southpaw on this huge battle. All these fights have constructed up my expertise and it’s all fallen into place; I simply must put all of it collectively on the evening.
“He’s elusive, sharp, counters properly and has good protection with the shoulder roll, however I’m going to nullify all that and take him out of his consolation zone and do a job on him. I’ll be too sensible, and I feel I’ll be too large and powerful for the man. I’m so near the place I wish to be.”
Ward’s conflict with Fuzile is a part of an enormous evening of motion in Las Vegas, topped by unbeaten WBC World Light-weight champion Devin Haney (25-0 15 KOs) defending his title towards former World ruler Jorge Linares (47-5 29 KOs).
There’s extra World title motion on the cardboard as Chantelle Cameron (13-0 7 KOs) defends her WBC World Tremendous-Light-weight title towards Melissa Hernandez (23-7-3 7 KOs), and there’s an enchanting battle between two Golden Boy Promotions stablemates as Jason Quigley (18-1 14 KOs) and Shane Mosley Jr (17-3 10 KOs) go toe-to-toe for the WBO NABO Middleweight title.