HUGHIE Fury says the hard work has been done in preparation for the ‘easy bit’ – winning his final eliminator against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.

And the heavyweight, based out of the Team Fury gym in Bolton, says he is in great shape and brimming with confidence despite being the underdog against the IBF’s number two-ranked fighter.

The pair go head-to-head tonight in Pulev’s hometown of Sofia, with the winner set to become the mandatory challenger to reigning champion Anthony Joshua.

“I can’t wait for the fight,” said Fury, the cousin of former heavyweight champion Tyson.

“Camp’s been tough but all the hard work’s done now, now’s the easy bit – the fight.

“I’ve come over here to win. I’m prepared for whatever he throws at me, and if I have to go the distance to do that so be it.

“Believe me when I say it’s going to be one hell of a fight.

“I’ve watched him [Pulev] in action and I don’t see anything to be worried about.

“I’ve done my preparation and I’ve got Plans A through to Z ready for whatever he comes at me with.”

Fury, the current British heavyweight title holder, has 21 wins and one defeat to his name, the majority-decision loss coming a little over a year ago, in his world-title match against Joseph Parker, who went on to lose his belt to Joshua earlier this year.

Opponent Pulev also has one defeat on his professional record, to Wladimir Klitschko four years ago.

And Fury says stepping into the teak-tough Bulgarian’s back yard to get his bid for world glory back on track is not something that fazes him, adding: “He might see it as an advantage, but the pressure is on him. I will fight anyone, anywhere.

“Pulev is a tough opponent but this is the best I have ever felt going into a fight, both physically and mentally, and I’m ready to go there and get the win.

“I feel mentally focused and more determined to get back to the top after the Parker fight.

“I’ve got more mental concentration and strength than I had for the Parker fight.

“I’m a different person to the one who fought Joseph Parker. With age, you change mentally and I’m more hungry to make it to the top level.

“My speed will definitely get the better of a man of that size.

“We’ve got everything covered: if he comes for a fight, if he comes for a boxing match, I will be ready. Youth, more hunger and ability is what wins me the fight.”

n THE fight will be broadcast exclusively live on Channel 5 at 9pm.

Fury’s ring walk is expected to take place at around 9.15pm.