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IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou says Matthew Hatton is like a donkey living in the same stable as racehorses and that his defects will be exposed next Friday.
"If you are running a stable of racehorses and you keep a donkey in that stable as well and you keep feeding it carrots, eventually that donkey thinks it is a racehorse.
"It's only when you put that donkey on a racetrack that it gets exposed. That is how I see this coming fight - me being the horse and Hatton being the donkey that I am going to expose," he said yesterday.
Ndou, the former IBF junior lightweight holder who is nicknamed "The Black Panther", will make a bid for a first defence of the belt he won in July after outpointing Phillip "Time Bomb" Ndou (no relation) over 12 rounds at Emperors Palace.
Ndou's fight next Friday will take place at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Staffordshire, England.
The Australia-based Ndou said he was excited about going back to the UK, where he was robbed in his second fight with Paul Malignaggi for the IBF junior welterweight title in May last year.
"We might not even need judges this time around. My preparations make me feel good. The plus factor is that Harold (Volbrecht) knows me very well. Training under him is a simple continuation from where we left off."
Volbrecht, an accomplished yet humble trainer, believes Ndou will be too strong for Hatton.
"It's not gonna be an easy fight, especially fighting Hatton at home," warned the trainer who has travelled the globe with boxers. "I saw a couple of Matthew's taped fights, he is not a bad boy but I honestly feel that Lovemore will be too strong for him."
Volbrecht has guided a clutch of fighters including Philip Holiday, Corrie Sanders and Sebastiaan Rothmann to stardom as world champions.