LEE MCGREGOR and Erik Robles shared their last pre-fight ideas throughout yesterday’s press convention forward of dealing with off on Friday night time.
The Scot and the Mexican put together for a bantamweight battle on McGregor’s house floor on the Meadowbank Sports activities Heart in Edinburgh.
McGregor 12-0-1 (9) put 13 months of inactivity behind him in March with an eight-round factors win over Alexis Boureima Kabore at Newcastle. The run-out was designed to shake off the rust earlier than a a lot greater check which arrives within the type of Robles 13-1 (9), a 23-year-old unknown.
“I by no means again down from a problem, I am a fighter and I concern no problem,” McGregor mentioned.
The previous British, Commonwealth and European champion at 118lbs is preventing in Scotland for the primary time since his thrilling victory over Kash Farooq in 2019. And the 26-year-old is aware of he can rely on the house assist that may make his presence felt all through the battle.
“The environment on Friday night time goes to be electrical and I am certain the gang will assist me out if occasions get powerful,” mentioned the Scot. “You already know what you get with these Mexican fighters and Robles goes to come back battle.
“However I’ve the largest coronary heart there. There isn’t any giving up in me and it may take one thing particular to beat me on Friday night time.
A number of weeks in the past it was introduced that McGregor had signed with Wasserman Boxing, a transfer which ended a tough interval within the Edinburgh fighter’s life.
“I have been by means of approach an excessive amount of to not come out victorious and there isn’t any approach I will settle for leaving with out leaving with this belt.
“They name me the Scottish Mexican due to my fashion, and it may be an thrilling battle as a result of our kinds are going nicely.”
British boxing followers at the moment are nicely used to Mexican fighters touring and upsetting the chances. Mauricio Lara, Jeremias Ponce, Luis Alberto Lopez to call however three have performed their half in asserting a one-sided rivalry between Mexico and Britain lately.
“I am not apprehensive about being the fighter on the skin and there isn’t any strain on me,” Robles mentioned.
“Mexicans convey battle wherever they battle, it will likely be the identical and I am not afraid in any respect.
“Lee is a very good fighter, he hits onerous, and it may be a battle and a fantastic battle. However Mexico will win.
The winner of Friday night time’s major occasion, which will probably be proven dwell on Channel 5 within the UK, wins the IBO bantamweight belt, however Wasserman Boxing’s Nisse Sauerland says far better rewards await McGregor if he’s victorious.
“It isn’t a straightforward battle, but when Lee wins Friday night time then the world is his oyster and there are numerous massive fights for him.”