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bayd Haider, formerly known as Nathan Singh is keen to end his fight earley against Mohammed Ali. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

“He talks a lot and I hope he can prove it in the ring.”

These are the words of local boxing icon Ubayd Haider, formerly known as Nathan Singh, who is promising an early round knockout when he faces Mohammed Ali in the main supporting bout of the Bluewater Boxing Promotions.

The two boxers had an intense exchange of words in the event’s last media conference where Mohammed promised to retire Haider after their bout on Saturday.

“I promise you that I will knock out Mohammed this weekend and he will wish he never laced a boxing glove in his life,” 24-year old Haider said.

While Haider did not point out which round he promises to put Mohammed to the canvas, he is certain it will be in the early stage of the fight.

Haider brings with him an impressive record of seven wins, four by knockout and one loss under his belt.

The father of two announced his retirement earlier last month but will be making his return to face Mohammed.

“There are no emotions for this fight, I just can’t wait to get in the ring and punch him in his face.”

Meanwhile, in the main bout, Joseph Kwadjo will be facing Alifereti Kauyaca for the cruiserweight champion title.

Other Bluewater Boxing Promotions bouts; Zain Adams of New Zealand-Jnr Binnu Singh, Paulo Ratumaikoro-Sikeli Senidoko, Ratu Rakuro Daunivava, Dylan Archer, Kolinio Luvelolo-Lesio Yahavale in the cruiserweight division, Fredrick Chand-Jnr Manna middleweight, Saimoni Ratu-Mikaele Ravalaca Jnr in the super featherweight division.

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