McInnes ready for battle with Quade Cooper

HOW would you feel just 36 hours before what is arguably the biggest fight of your career?

Nervous? Excited?

For Jack McInnes, it's neither.

"I'm hungry," McInnes joked from Brisbane Airport.

The Hervey Bay boxer has spent the last three weeks training hard to make weight for his huge fight against Quade Cooper.

McInnes' battle with the Wallabies playmaker will be the seventh of nine fights on Friday night's huge Adelaide Oval card, which features Anthony Mundine's much-anticipated second bout with Danny Green.

The Chronicle spoke to McInnes hours before he was due to weigh-in.

He battled an elbow injury in the lead-up to the fight, but believes he's got enough to get the job done.

"I'm actually under weight at the moment so hopefully I can get it done soon," McInnes said.

"The arm's a bit tender but I should through it. I'm ready for it.

"I can't wait to get it over and done with actually."

The 22-year-old, who boasts a professional boxing record of 0-2, may not be the favourite in many judge's eyes, but Street Smart Thai Boxing Centre's Craig Glover believes McInnes' experience across all combat sports will be the difference.

"Fifty-five fights under your belt compared to three is a heck of an advantage for Jack as long as we can hang in there in the fight," Glover said.

The Adelaide Oval event will be aired on Foxtel's Main Event from 6pm, and shown in various pubs and hotels across the Fraser Coast.

McInnes thanked Glover, Alex Haynes, and partner Courtney Rainbow for their help ahead of the fight.


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