Tommy Fury will face the undefeated Jordan Grant (2-0) in his next fight.
Fury’s bout, this coming Saturday, will be on the undercard of Daniel Dubois vs Bogan Dinu, with both contests live on talkSPORT.
The 5-0 (4 KOs) Love Island star, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been heavily criticised for his level of opposition in his fights to date.
Usually, a young prospect is given a number of journeyman foes to ease him into the professional ranks and build experience.
However, Fury has been slammed for this because his mainstream exposure has led to him being a bigger name than most boxers are at this early stage of their careers.
In recent months, Tommy exchanged taunts with Jake Paul.
Jake mocked his level of opposition – pointing out that his five foes to date were 10-102-3 (4 KOs), 0-26-2 (0 KOs), 2-26 (2 KOs), 0-11 (0 KOs) and 0-9 (0 KOs).
Now, Tommy faces Grant who is 2-0 (0 KOs) after beating two journeymen who were 0-8 (0 KOs) and 0-4 (0 KOs) respectively.
The 23-year-old has been boxing as an amateur since the age of 15.
Grant said: “I am not a road fighter.
“This is a big opportunity against a well known opponent who I think I have the tools to beat.
“You have to take these opportunities to move forward and it will do a lot of good for my career if I cause an upset.
“If I win I will always be known as the man who beat the guy from Love Island who is Tyson Fury’s brother, but I am there to show my skills.
“I will go down there and leave everything in the ring. I don’t want to be another number on his record. I am going down there to keep my zero.
“I think the pressure got to Tommy’s team and they needed to move up and fight a better opponent. It is about that time to take the leap for Tommy, anyway.
“I have always told my manager Sam Kynoch that if any 50-50 fights are offered I am happy to take them, and this is proof.
“You don’t have a long time boxing so while you are in it, you better do the best you can and get the best fights you can so you can push forward.
“I respect any fighter and I am not one for talking Tommy down.
“He has done very well for himself and got the TV exposure so fair play to him. It is a hard enough sport so if there is a way to get your name out there and get sponsors do it.
“These guys get paid to train and sponsored so there is a total difference to me. I have two jobs to keep my family.
“I am out digging holes during the day. I am also a qualified tiler so I do that at the weekend. Most of the time it is a seven day working week and training in the evening.
“This fight will help my career take off and I might get the backing to become a full-time boxer, get the best fights and put on the best show.”
Daniel Dubois vs Bogdan Dinu and Tommy Fury vs Jordan Grant will be live on talkSPORT this Saturday night from 8pm.