Richard Towers is ready to win battle of the European giants

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HEAVYweight Richard Towers hopes to become boxing’s European ruler on June 16.

The unbeaten Sheffield giant faces German Michael Wallisch for the vacant EU heavyweight crown at Manchester Velodrome on June 16.

Towers, 32, said: “This is the biggest fight of my life and when I get in the ring I will do my job. I went to Gran Canaria for warm weather training earlier this year and I am training three times a day. I am already feeling the direct benefit from these sessions and the Wallisch fight cannot come quick enough.”

Wallisch, 26, stands 6ft 5in tall and won all eight professional contests with five of his victories coming inside the distance. But he will be dwarfed by 6ft 8in Towers who is unbeaten in 13 professional fights and closing in on men like Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and David Price.

Towers added: “I am blessed to have a brilliant team around me and all I have to do is be dedicated and live the life. I will fight anybody and I am getting closer to fighting guys like Fury and Price, but only when my team tell me it is right.

“I have only been boxing four-and-a-half years, but I have picked up this sport quickly.

“I have already sparred with Chisora and Fury. They are men I respect, but when I meet them they will discover I am unorthodox and different.”

The ‘Road To Glory’ bill also features a vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe, Martin Murray in championship action and Towers’ fellow Steel City fighter Ryan Rhodes facing Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight crown.