Wayne Reed believes he can upset the odds and beat Rocky Fielding in Liverpool
Wayne Reed believes he can can a huge upset by defeating the unbeaten Rocky Fielding in Liverpool on Saturday night.
By Adam Norman
Last Updated: 29/03/13 2:49pm
The Sheffield banger has the edge in experience over Fielding, who makes the first defence of his English super-middleweight title.
And the current British Masters and Central Area champion believes that will stand him in good stead as he takes on the popular Fielding in front of a huge partizan crowd.
"I'm no fall guy. I bring experience, I've been in with guys like Robin Reid and Kenny Anderson, so it's another level for him and a great opportunity for me," he told Sky Sports.
"I'm a massive underdog, but I think I'm underestimated. I think people are expecting me to fall down but I don't think that's going to happen."
Reed (10-5) could have fought Fielding when the Liverpudlian won the Prizefighter tournament last year, but lost a split decision to Joe Ainscough in the quarter-finals.
But he has bounced back with two wins inside the distance and goes into the fight on a high.
"I trained a lot for Prizefighter and that loss set me back, but I've had two stoppages victories of late and they could be under-estimating my power, fitness, everything," he added.
"I'm the first and only guy to put Kenny Anderson on his backside. If that had been at 12st and not 12st 7lb he might not have got back up. So I think I'm good enough to get up to British level.
"If I hit anybody properly they stay hit. I do believe in my power and my fitness, especially my fitness for this fight.
"I took a job as a metal worker in January, I'm up at 3am running and then do a 12-hour shift. I get scheduled breaks so my diet is spot on, and the hard work has been done.
"I'm looking forward to it and hope it all goes right."
Watch Rocky fielding take on Wayne Reed in the first of three big fights live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 9pm on Saturday night.