Australian light-heavyweight, Renold Quinlan, has issued a stark warning to Joshua Buatsi, warning the highly-touted prospect to be wary of his power.
Quinlan and Buatsi are set to clash on the undercard of Whyte vs Chisora II at The O2 in London this Saturday and Quinlan is keen to take full advantage of being afforded such an opportunity.
“It’s another big opportunity to fight for a meaningful title, back in the UK,” said Quinlan. “It’s a big challenge, and that’s what gets my juices racing. I don’t intend to let the chance slip.
“I tend not to study opponents, so I don’t know much about Buatsi. I’ve heard he won an Olympic bronze medal and they don’t give those away so he must be capable.
“But I’ve got my own unique style which I can change up. I guess I’m more of a puncher. I’ve got excellent timing, and my record shows I cause serious damage if I catch ‘em clean with my right hand.”
Since turning professional Quinlan has tasted defeat on just three occasions, and feels he has learned enough from those losses to enter the ring against Buatsi in much better shape.
“I’ve learnt a lot from those defeats,” said Quinlan. “I felt I was a bit unlucky with the decision against Carr. It was very close, but he has a very high work rate and was the defending champion. I was going through a lot mentally, outside the ring at the time.
“The late stoppage defeat to Eubank taught me what elite athletes need to do to succeed. Physically I was right, but I wasn’t mentally focused. I was on a fast food diet and just tried to run the weight off.
“My loss to Hooper was another learning step. I guarantee I’ll be fitter and better focussed mentally on Saturday. I’m changing, improving all the time. I promise you’re going to see the best Renold Quinlan ever against Buatsi.”