KOROIT boxer Lyndon Edney is preparing to fight on the biggest stage of his career.
The light heavyweight will meet West Australian big-hitter Jeremy Van Dieman on Danny Green’s world title bout undercard on Wednesday.
The event will be broadcast on Main Event.
Edney, a respected south-west coach, said competing alongside some of boxing’s biggest names would be a highlight.
“I’ve fought on Fox before but this will be my biggest stage to date, being on Main Event, and will no doubt be a surreal experience fighting alongside several world champions in the process,” he said.
“The card includes heavyweight ex-Olympian Brad Pitt, world champ Will Thomlinson and obviously Danny Green fighting a very dangerous Kiwi in Shane Cameron.
“It’ll be well worth a watch.
“The big difference (for me) will be some of the biggest names in boxing and a crowd of up to 10,000 people at Hisense.
“I have fought in front of cameras before but not that big a crowd.”
Edney, 30, said he was well prepared for his fight against Van Dieman.
“I’m fitter than I’ve ever been and I’ve had good prep in the city with my trainer Dave Hegarty from Tarneit Boxing in Hoppers Crossing,” he said.
Edney, who turned professional in 2010, said he would have to employ a clever game plan to defeat Van Dieman.
Van Dieman has won two of his three pro fights by knockout.
“I will get a bit anxious in the lead-up to it but I have been on a couple of big cards,” Edney said.
“I have had more professional fights than this guy has, but he has had twice as many amateur fights than me.
“He is a big-hitter, confident and strong, but I have been up against that before.
“I am going to have to box the guy rather than play his game.
“I will move around the ring and be elusive.”
Edney got his Danny Green undercard fight through quick-thinking.
“I have Angelo Hyder, Danny Green’s boxing trainer, on Facebook,” he said.
“I emailed him and there was a spot on the card which needed filling.
“They offered me a fight with Damien Hooper, the Aboriginal boxer who has just gone to the Olympics.”
But Edney said Hooper had to withdraw for family reasons.