BRADLEY Saunders faces a test of strength when he fights on the huge David Haye v Dereck Chisora show tomorrow night.
The unbeaten light-welterweight has been matched with Kevin McCauley at Upton Park.
A man of Saunders’ calibre should have no great problem outboxing McCauley.
However the difficulty is due to the fact the 32-year-old from Halesowen is a full-blown middleweight.
A difference of a stone or more between the warring heavies, Haye and Chisora, may not represent a significant issue.
But that sort of disparity further down the boxing weight scale throws up a concern or two.
It has certainly made Saunders think.
“As soon as I heard the word middleweight I was listening,” said the 25-year-old who has trained in Hartlepool for his third pro contest.
“I’m a light-welter and this lad’s not a welter or even a light-middle.
“I said to the matchmaker ‘he’s a middle’ and he was like ‘you’ll be all right’.
“He’s a lot heavier and he’ll look at my weight and come and have a go.
“But I am heavy handed so I think not many kids at my weight really want to fight me. I am sure it will be all right.
“McCauley will come for a fight but I must use my skills.”
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