Knightswood heavyweight boxer Jay Carrigan-McFarlane plans to knockout David Howe in the third round of their upcoming rematch on Friday night.

The last time they fought the Sheffield fighter came out on top, the second defeat in the Knightswood teenager’s pro career so far.

But Carrigan-McFarlane bounced back in style against Jone Volau in July, and hopes to get revenge on Howe and improve on his 3-2 record in their upcoming six round fight.

And after changing coaches earlier this year, Jay feels he’s been reaping the benefits from his new training regime, and reckons his power will be too much for Howe this time round.

He said: “ I’m feeling brilliant. I know what I’m in for as well, I’m looking forward to it.

“I’ve been working at a much higher workrate, with my power I think I’ll break him down and I’ll try and stop him early, round three - that’s the plan.”

The 19-year-old has been training with Gary Cornish, as he also prepares for his upcoming British Title fight against Sam Sexton next month.

Cornish measures in at 6”7”, and Howe is 6”8”, and he hopes sparring with a bigger opponent this time around will give him the edge in his fight at the Crowne Plaza.

He added: “I’ve mainly been sparring with Gary Cornish in the build up to this fight, but it’s ideal because he’s 6”7”, and David Howe is 6”8” so I’ve got that height to work with, so it’s worked out well for me.”

McFarlane-Carrigan also thanked his sponsors the Kirk Inn, Ator Clothing, Brain A Haynes and Son and Rich Energy, with Jay also supporting autism awareness.

Tickets are still available for the fight on Friday evening starting at £100.

If you are interested in buying tickets contact Jay directly or via his Facebook or Twitter pages.