Lee Purdy says he intends
to break into the world scene after landing a shot at the IBF
International welterweight title against unbeaten Argentine
Gumersindo Carrasco on September 8.
The reigning English champion had
been preparing for a title defence before grabbing the chance to
fight for a belt which will push him closer to full world
And the 25-year-old is determined
to take out the Argentine who ,comes to London with a big
reputation and an impressive record of 13 KOs from 16 wins.
"It's a huge opportunity for me
to catapult myself onto the world stage and I believe I can do it,"
"I don't think it's a big step-up
for me, I think it's a big step-up for him. People have been saying
he's a big puncher but I carry a big dig myself and people are
forgetting that. He's been down a few times and he is going to walk
onto some big shots and I believe I'll take him out.
"We've got a game plan and
tactics now that we've seen the opponent, nothing is going to
change in the preparation and I'm going to be training as hard as
ever which is going to make for a great fight.
"If I win this fight I'm in the
picture and I'll be up there with the best. A few weeks ago I was
looking at a British or Commonwealth title shot but now when I win
this fight I'm on the world scene and domestic level will be