Lee McGregor believes Vincent Legrand will have a rude awakening if he defends his European bantamweight title at Falls Park next week.
McGregor (10-0, 8 KOs) puts his title on the line against Legrand (32-0, 17 KOs) at the Conlan Boxing and Top Rank event in Belfast on Friday 6th August.
It was already a year that the undefeated Edinburgh star, who defeated Karim Guerfi in the first round in March, won the European title in his tenth professional fight to his British and Commonwealth crowns.
Legrand will pose a serious threat to the Scotsman, who brings an unbeaten 32-0 record to the table while holding the European flyweight title.
McGregor knows he could have a difficult evening ahead of him, but the Frenchman will be surprised to see what faces him on the night of the fight.
McGregor said, “I think Legrand will be shocked by my height on fight night and I think my strength will play a big part in that. I will command it and be the aggressor and dictate what goes on.
“He will definitely feel the difference in size as he fought flyweight and now move up to bantamweight. He’s a tricky southpaw, however, and you won’t get a 32-0 record with 17 KO’s without being a good fighter.
“I am prepared for a tough 12 laps, but I am very confident that I will take the win and I am looking forward to once again showing how good I really am.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to be on this show. We’ve been starving by large crowds for so long, and this will be one of the first major open shows since the pandemic. That makes it even more special and I’m happy to do a good job for the Belfast audience. “