Jamie McDonnell is unfazed by Julio Ceja's impressive knockout record
Jamie McDonnell insists he is not intimidated by unbeaten Julio Ceja who has been "handed a lot on a plate".
Last Updated: 09/05/13 1:35pm
The pair fight for the vacant IBF bantamweight title on Saturday, and Doncaster's McDonnell denies feeling threatened by heavy-hitting Ceja who has halted 22 of his 24 rivals.
With a run of 12 straight wins behind him, McDonnell will enjoy a home advantage at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster, as well as more experience against tough opposition.
"I did an interview with Mexican television and I told them that, yes, their kid's got an impressive record and he's knocked about 15 out in the first three rounds," McDonnell said.
"But he's not been tested. He's 20 years old. I've fought whoever has been in front of me like Stephane Jamoye who was 21 years old, a similar age, and Stuey Hall, a mature bloke who had won 11 and knocked nine out.
"I think I've been tested, served my apprenticeship and worked my way up there.
"This young kid has been handed a lot on a plate, although he's got the perfect record which helps sell the fight. I tower above him so I'll use the gameplan to move and keep him at bay and I think I'll look good in this fight.
"This kid's got a good record but records are for DJs.
"I do believe I'm going to dust him and after six rounds it's my fight and I'm going to stop him. As long as I don't get caught with daft shots then I'll be alright."