Former professional footballer, Paddy Lacey takes on James McCarthy at the M&S Bank Arena this Saturday in Liverpool.

The ex-Accrington Stanley and Chester FC midfielder has hung up his boots to focus on his boxing and is looking forward to stepping out in front of his hometown crowd

Lacey admitted to selling between 400-500 tickets ahead of Saturday night’s clash with as he seeks to go 8-0 in his boxing career.

Fellow Scouser McCarthy has a record of 2-4 but has certainly showed no fear whe the pair met at this week’s press conference. He’s adamant that he isn’t coming just for a payday and that he’s here to beat Lacey.

Listen below as MerseySportLive attended the press conference.