Moore’s in best shape to turn Day’s lights out

Floyd Moore, second from left, faces Ben Day tomorrow night before being part of the undercard for David Hayes next heavyweight contest

Floyd Moore, second from left, faces Ben Day tomorrow night before being part of the undercard for David Hayes next heavyweight contest

Dave Birmingham, left, v David Miko. Picture: Neil Marshall

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BEN DAY will be facing the best-ever Floyd Moore.

Moore has warned his rival he’s at the peak of his powers as they collide with the Southern Area lightweight title on the line tomorrow.

And he told those making Day the favourite as he defends his crown to expect a knockout finish from the Fareham battler.

The pair weigh in today ahead of their clash at London’s York Hall in Bethnal Green.

And Moore believes he will be going into the match-up in the shape of his life after a flying training camp.

Despite being the belt holder and operating at higher level than Day, many are tipping the 12-6-1 man as the outsider against his unbeaten opponent.

But Moore, 25, promised he’ll prove those doubters wrong in explosive style.

He said: ‘This is the best I’ve ever been going into a fight.

‘I’ve made the weight better than ever before.

‘I am getting a bit grouchy now, but it’s the best I’ve made weight and I’ve had no injuries.

‘Now I’m just looking forward to getting in there.

‘I’ve had some fights where I’ve gone in knowing I can do more or haven’t felt the best.

‘But all the training has gone well for me all round.

‘Day’s been made favourite by a lot of people. People fancy him more.

‘I’m not going on what people are saying, though.

‘I think he’ll be the best he can be, but I don’t think that’s good enough.

‘He’s awkward, elusive and unorthodox so I’m expecting a hard fight.

‘But, at the bottom of my heart, I think I’ll knock him out. I’ll take him out.’

Moore knows plenty is at stake when he goes in against Day, with his army of support behind him.

The 25-year-old has been added to the undercard of David Haye’s next heavyweight contest on May 21.

And the Michael Ballingall-trained boxer has ambitions of moving towards English and British title level moving forward.

That depends on Moore doing the business against a rival who’s been irritating him through the build-up to the contest.

Moore added: ‘The closer it gets the more annoying he’s becoming.

‘He comes across as a bit of plank. Hey ho. I’m there to do the business on him.

‘This is a big time for me.

‘When I win this I could be mandatory for the English title. So I know this is big for me.

‘I believe, down the line, I could get a shot at the British title.

‘It’s a difficult task and I have to live in the real world, but anything could happen.

‘I can mix at that level – but I need to make a statement against Day.’

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