Epsom boxer James Hamilton says his fellow title challenger George Pickett will be lucky to hear the final bell when the pair are through.

The pair go head-to-head in the Queensbury Boxing League on England for the vacant novice light heavyweight title on Saturday.

Hamilton, 25, has also warned his opponent from Oxford to expect the unexpected when they touch gloves at the Millennium arena near Gatwick Airport.

The unbeaten Hamilton said: “I’ve watched Pickett fight and he’s a nice tidy stand up boxer, but he’s not faced anyone as aggressive as me before and I’m ready to take him out of his comfort zone.

“I’ve had a great run in the league and now that I’m better at handling the nerves, you’re starting to see more of what I can do.”

He added: “In training, I’ve been working on putting the pressure on my sparring partners and making them work, which is something Pickett is not going to like.

“I’m not taking him lightly as it’s a big fight, but I can’t see him being able to cope with the power of my right hand, and he’s going to do well if he can hear the final bell.”

The fight takes place at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex.

For tickets contact Hamilton on 07786 401004 or go to queensburyboxing.co.uk.