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Darren Till on Mike Perry: ‘As soon as I knock Donald out, I’m calling him into the cage’

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Darren Till is approaching the biggest fight of his young career against Donald Cerrone, but he has already decided who he wants to face next if his hand is raised in Gdansk on Oct. 21.

Fellow surging welterweight Mike Perry recently announced that he would appear in Gdansk as a guest fighter. In doing so, he predicted that Cerrone would be the first man to put a blemish on the undefeated Brit’s record.

Till and Perry shared a back and forth on Twitter following his announcement, trading insults before the interaction petered out.

Although there seems to be no hard feelings on Till’s part in the wake of the Twitter spat, he thinks Perry would be a great opponent for him to be matched with in the future.

“I think that’s a good fight to make right now because Mike comes to fight and he comes to talk sh*t,” Till told

“I come to fight and I don’t back down to no one, so me and him would make for a great build up to a fight whether it’s in America, Liverpool or wherever.”

Confident he will clinch victory over Cerrone, Till said he will call Perry into the Octagon following his win.

“I think he’s going to be in Poland,” said Till.

“As soon as I knock Donald out I’m calling him into the cage to see if he’s got the balls to do that, to come in and face me.

“That’s definitely the fight to make now. He’s good, he’s young and he’s hungry. He’s knocking guys out and you’ve got to respect it. Let’s get in that cage and let’s do it.”

Till also explained why he believes back-to-back wins over Cerrone and Perry would place him in the welterweight title conversation.

“Let’s be honest right now, beating Donald Cerrone and then beating Mike Perry, that is pretty f**kin’ sick if I do say so myself and that’s what I will do, you know,” Till said.

“Both guys come to fight and both guys are known to get into wars. Mike Perry’s got a helluva chin and Donald’s been in there with everyone. So, yeah they’re two big fights that would f**kin’ sky rocket me to the top of that division.

“That puts me close to a title shot. I’m going to manifest all of this and I can see everything happening. I can see Dan Hardy coming into the cage and interviewing me.

“I’m planning my future. I know what the future is going to hold for me.”