Samir Mouneimne wary of 'massive threat' in Josh Warrington

Samir Mouneimne wary of 'massive threat' in Josh Warrington

OPPONENT Samir Mouneimne admits he faces a “massive threat” in English featherweight champion Josh Warrington.

If successful the unbeaten 26-year-old, who boasts a record of 12 wins and one draw, believes his dreams will come true tomorrow night (Saturday).

Mouneimne remains the only man to have ever overcome current British champion Lee Selby, who vacated the Commonwealth crown last month.

He is fully aware of the task at hand this weekend, as he prepares to take on Warrington in his home town at the Hull Ice Arena.

But the nine-stone talent is vowing to destroy Warrington’s equally impressive, untouched 15-fight record.

“I’ve never felt so ready or so confident going into a fight,” said Mouneimne.

“He’s unbeaten like me, but I’m taking that record off him.

“I know he’s very good and I’ve got a massive threat in front of me, but I’m not letting this chance pass by.

“He wants this win as he knows it can change his life, but it’s the same for me too and he hasn’t fought anyone like me before and my style.”

“This is a dream for me, it’s what you think about when you get into boxing, having a shot at a title like this.”

Victory over Warrington, who defeated Ian Bailey – Mouneimne’s previous opponent – in September, would provide the biggest moment of the Hull fighter’s career.

Although inactive for over eight months now, the East Yorkshire talent is full of belief and has been installed as a pre-fight favourite.

“Winning the title would mean everything, it would mean I’d achieve what I set out to when I first started boxing 19 years ago,” claimed Mouneimne.

“I want to win and then set some new goals for myself.”

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