Jamie Arthur is planning to gallop to victory when he bids to upset British super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg next month.
The Welshman is preparing for the challenge by racing against horses being ridden by his model wife, Karen.
Former Commonwealth champion Arthur is always looking for wacky training methods, and believes his latest plan will help cause a major upset in the Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Saturday 4th February.
Arthur explained: “Basically, I have a couple minutes start and then Karen chases me up the side of a mountain riding a horse. It is only a 3 minute run, so it only takes about a minute for her to catch up.
"It is just a bit of fun really, but comes in useful when we are breaking in horses to ride and for them to understand commands. If she is kicking on and I am running - the horse seems to follow. It is a good way to train the horse and me as well.
"The good thing about the village where I live, Rhydyfelin, is that there are plenty of mountains, hills and fresh air so I can fill my lungs up.”
Joe Murray attempts to win his first title, challenging Chris Male for the vacant English featherweight crown on the card being televised live on Sky Sports.
Rendall Munroe features in a non-title eight rounder when he tackles Argentina's Jose Saez.
The card will also include Stephen Foster Jr v Yauheni Kruhlik, Matty Askin v Attila Palko, Craig Lyon v Yuri Voronin, Jazza Dickens v Michael Ramabaletsa, Feargal McCrory v Jason Nesbitt and Tasif Khan v Selected Opponent.
Boxing starts at 6.15pm and tickets are priced at £35, £55 and £75 VIP ringside. You can buy by calling 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991 or online www.hattonboxing.com