WAYNE Reed may be boxing at home on Friday night - but it’s still enemy territory as far as he’s concerned.
The boxing Blade fights a foe of his gym in Elvis Dube and at a place he’s supposed to loathe - Hillsborough stadium.
Dube from Derby has fought Reed’s stablemate Carl Wild three times already this year. He recorded a loss, a knockout win and then a draw.
With such inside information and a size advantage over Dube, Reed is confident ahead of the fight.
“I saw bits in his fights with Carl and it’s going to be hard. I’ve trained really hard for the fight and it’ll make a nice change that I’ll be the biggest man in the ring,” said Reed.
“I’m sure he will give me some good advice. Carl’s very good at reading fights and opponents and he’s just been very unlucky with Elvis. I thought he won their last fight.”
It’s a bit of a comedown for southpaw Reed from Parson Cross. He was supposed to be fighting Huddersfield Irishman Jason McCalmon for the Central Area title but his opponent pulled out citing weight issues. He said: “It’s probably better for me that it’s at Wednesday’s ground because it’s only two minutes from my house. The way I see it as long as there is a ring there I’m happy.
“It just seems to me that some people are not willing to take chances like I am.”
The rest of the Glyn Rhodes show contains Barnsley’s Ben Wager looking for his first pro win against Bolton’s Russell Pearce and Rhodes’ Hungarian signing Adrian Fuzesi against Welshman Chuck Jones.