Couzens ‘ready to go into trenches’ for big shot

Danny Couzens is in action in London tonight      Picture: Mick Young
Danny Couzens is in action in London tonight Picture: Mick Young
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Danny Couzens is gunning to take his chance to shine in London tonight.

The Titchfield light-heavyweight takes on Andreas Evangelou as he aims to make a statement.

And Couzens is planning to take his opponent ‘into the trenches’ to spring a surprise in the capital.

The 28-year-old could be in line for some national exposure on the Sky-televised Matchroom Sports card.

Couzens’ clash with the five-fight unbeaten prospect from Enfield is set to be upped from four rounds to six at Olympia.

That raises the possibility of the 5-6-2 man receiving some possible screen time.

Couzens is hoping to take the opportunity with both hands as he looks for a possible future spot in the Prizefighter series.

Couzens knows he faces a tough task to get the win as the unfancied boxer.

But he is confident he can take Evangelou to a place he has never been before in the boxing ring.

Couzens said: ‘I’m ready and I can’t wait for my chance. I’m not underestimating Evangelou, but I have more experience as an amateur and pro.

‘A couple of fights have fallen through so it looks like being a six-rounder now, too.

‘That suits me perfectly because I’ve done the work fitness-wise and normally take a round to get going.

‘Hopefully with there being extra rounds I may get some good exposure.

‘It’s going to be hard fight – I’ve no doubt about that.

‘But I don’t think he has ever faced anyone like me.

‘I’m going to take him into the trenches.

‘I’m looking for an opportunity from this and would love to go into an upcoming Prizefighter tournament.

‘Maybe a good win will open some doors for me in the future.’

Couzens believes his preparations for the contest have been perfect.

‘The training couldn’t have gone better,’ he added.

‘The sparring has pushed me to the maximum.’