By Edward Chaykovsky
Frank Buglioni has vowed to upset the odds when he faces WBA super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
Buglioni has promised to succeed where countryman George Groves failed last weekend, when he lost a twelve round decision to WBC world champion Badou Jack on the Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Chundinov, unbeaten and tested at higher levels, is a significant favorite to win the contest. The champion is also being trained for this defense by four division beltholder Roy Jones Jr.
The winner won't have a lot of time to rest. The World Boxing Association has already ordered the winner to make the next defense against Felix Sturm of Germany.
Buglioni told The Mirror: “Without a doubt I can do what George Groves couldn’t. I haven’t seen the Groves fight. I’ve kind of had my blinkers on, I’ve been very focused on my own training. I will watch it. I heard he did well but it’s just one of those things.
“I feel no pressure, I’m in the situation Chudinov was when he fought Felix Sturm. He had nothing to lose and he went in thee and did a job. I’ve had two back-to-back training camps, the motivation is obviously at the highest it has been for any fight I have faced and I relish the opportunity that’s in front of me. I’ve never felt better and more confident.
“We’ll see on the night if I’m very easy to hit. I’m pleased if he thinks that because he is going to be in for a shock. If he wants to land his shots he’ll have to take a few of mine and I’m the biggest puncher he has ever faced.”
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