FIREWORKS are set to go off at Colne Muni this weekend – and Valley-based super-middleweight favourite Kenny Anderson insists opponent Carl Wild will get burnt.
The pair clashed after their last bout in September, when referee Howard John Foster intervened in the fifth round at Castle Leisure Centre in Bury to hand victory to the 28-year-old Scot.
Wild felt the stoppage was unnecessary and demanded a rematch, and Anderson was more than happy to oblige.
The confident fighter, who trains at Maree Leisure in Gisburn, said: “We are not the best of friends.
“He was bad-mouthing me after our last fight but that’s not my style. I think it’s very cheap.
“Some people say things and behave in a certain way because they’re in a boxing environment, but I don’t agree with that.
“He’ll find out what I’m all about on Sunday. I’m in the best nick I’ve been in my life.”
The Edinburgh-born Commonwealth gold medallist boasts an impressive record of 12 wins from 13 fights, including eight knockouts.
Meanwhile, Anderson’s stablemate Luke Blackledge is also in action on Sunday against London’s Sabie Montieth.
The 20-year-old, Clitheroe-born fighter forced a stoppage on his debut against Stuart Tordoff in October, and has since beaten James Tucker and Adam Stretton.
Tickets for the event at Colne Muni on Sunday, which starts at 4 p.m., can be purchased from Luke on 07547 535708, Kevin Maree on 07899 953543, or from Maree Boxing.