Hard hitting Welsh cruiserweight, Enzo Maccarinelli  is set to make his sixth defense of the WBU cruiserweight title against Rich LaMontagne on January 21.

Probably not far off the mark, Maccarinelli suggests it could be a slugfest.

“This could be a real tear up against LaMontagne,” said Maccarinelli.

The Welsh cruiserweight then hopes to move on to WBO cruiserweight champion, Johnny Nelson. The veteran, Nelson is still considered the class of the British cruiserweights.

Nelson has suggested the young Welshman is not ready for him yet, but Maccarinelli disagrees.

“It's the fight the public wants to see and I believe that I am ready to face him – contrary to what he has been saying.”

“I respect and admire everything he has done throughout his career and I want to fight him while he is still recognised as the best to test myself and find out just how good I am or how far I have to go.”