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Rhodes: Rabchenko Never Fought Anyone in My Class

Ryan Rhodes insists Sergey Rabchenko will not get a chance to show off his knockout power in their European light-middleweight clash on June 16.

The big-punching Belarusian has 15 stoppages in his 20 wins, but Rhodes has shared the ring with many knockout specialists and is not concerned about the threat posed by Rabchenko.

Rhodes is plotting one more push for a title shot after a failed bid to win the WBC strap last year and is confident he will be a class above his far less experienced opponent.

"There is no doubt that Rabchenko can punch, but he has been knocking out kids who have stood in front of him. I won't be doing that," said the veteran, who has 46 wins and five defeats.

"The one stand out name on his record is Bradley Pryce, but he hasn't fought anybody who is in my class."

The fight was put back after Rhodes suffered a back injury, but the fit-again 35-year-old is now undergoing a strenuous training regime.

Rhodes added: "I am over my back injury and it is all systems go. My trainer Dave Coldwell is pushing me and so is my conditioner Mark Willie.

"It will be fine when I box Rabchenko and won't stop me winning back a belt I never lost in the ring."

The fight heads a loaded undercard on a bill headlined by the British bantamweight title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe.

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