BARRHEAD boxer Gary ‘Razor’ Rae says he won’t underestimate his opponent at Braehead Arena on Saturday by going all out for an early stoppage.

The former Barrhead ABC fighter will box on the undercard of the Josh Taylor v Ohara Davies bout, one of the most anticipated boxing events in Scotland in recent years.

Despite getting such a big opportunity in only his fifth professional fight, the 29-year-old has vowed not to get carried away with the occasion by trying to knock out Spaniard Luis Espinosa.

Espinosa has only had 14 pro fights at the age of 37 with only two victories, a far less impressive record than Rae’s last opponent Jose Aguilar.

Aguilar has been in with some world level fighters and has 16 wins to his name, but Rae dominated him last month in a comprehensive points win.

But the Barrhead man insists he can’t underestimate Espinosa in the four-rounder.

He said: “I haven’t seen much of him. I don’t really know what he will bring so I think I’ll need to be smart in the first round or so, just to size up his skillset and power.

“I’ll need to box smart and keep my eye on the ball in terms of not allowing the occasion get the better of me.

“To make a big statement after getting this opportunity would be fantastic. But I can’t go looking to get him out early, if I start loading up and take risks I’m taking the chance I could get caught with a clean shot on the way in.”

Rae will be roared on by a bumper Barrhead contingent on Saturday, and the fighter admits he has been taken aback by the support he has received from the local community.

He said: “All my friends and family are starting to get me really excited about it, they’re running a bus from Barrhead and everyone can’t wait. I’ve had a lot of people get in touch on social media and local businesses taking tickets from me.

“Everyone is so keen for me to do well on such a big show and hopefully I can do them all proud."

There are still tickets ranging from £40 to £150 for the event available from Gary, if interested call him on 07581452557.