Ghana's undefeated super featherweight champion, Raphael "Sweet Pea"Mensah says he has no doubt of knocking out Puerto Rico’s Alberto Machado.
The pair will clash in the ring in a World Boxing Authority (WBA) world title bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas on July 21, 2018.
Raphael Mensah (31-0, 23, KOs), will be challenging for the title against , Machada, as the Puerto Rican defends his title the first time since clinching the then vacant title with an eighth round Technical Knockout against Jezreel El Corrales in New York last October.
“I know Machado and there is no doubt I can beat him,” said Raphael "Sweet pea"Mensah in an interview with boxingscene.
"When I saw Machado, I said yes, I can match him toe-to-toe and beat him. I will come and maybe not knock you out, but I will beat you in the ring and teach you a good boxing lesson”.
Machado is also extremely confident of retaining the title on July, 1st when he takes on Mensah .
“As a fighter, I know the sacrifices that are made to become a world champion. I’m not taking anything for granted.
"I will defend my title with blood and honour this July 21. Rafael Mensah is the mandatory challenger, and he possesses great credentials, including an impressive record".
"That's why I’m preparing more than ever to walk away with my hand raised in my first defense”, he added.
Raphael Mensah , 27, made his professional career in 2010.