WBO Lightweight World Champion, Terry Flanagan, is keen to follow in the footsteps of Ricky Hatton, by fighting at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester – hopefully in a massive unification contest.
To secure such a fight, Flanagan first needs to get the better of Petr Petrov. Flanagan knows he cannot overlook Petrov and that he must bring his A game when the pair meets at Manchester Arena on April 8th.
“Fighting at the Etihad would be a dream come true,” said, Flanagan. “I grew up as a huge Ricky Hatton fan, and there was always a special atmosphere at his fights. The Manchester public bring that special atmosphere, and I want those big nights that he had.
“Every time I have boxed in Manchester I’ve got a knockout win and I’m aiming to carry that on next month. It’s going to be a big test but one that I’m going to step-up to and deal with. If I’m not on my game he’s a potential banana skin. I have to win this if I want those big unification fights later in the year
“Having thousands of fans cheering me on gives me and real boost and I hope you can all turn out and get behind me on April 8th. I’m looking to make a big statement and I want as many of my fans in there to see it as possible.”