Ricky Burns admits he spends plenty of time in his bed in the build-up to a big fight but the Coatbridge boxer insists he’s not going to be caught sleeping by Namibian Julius Indongo.

The duo square up to each other in this weekend’s unification bout at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Burns knows he is in for a tough test against the tall, raking south paw.

Indongo may be something of a man of mystery but the 34-year-old certainly made observers sit up and take notice with his eye-brow raising, first-round knockout of the Russian, Eduard Troyanovsky, in Moscow back in December.

That was Indongo’s first bout outside of his native land and Burns, the three-weight world champion, will certainly not be rolling out the Scottish welcome mat. The 33-year-old knows, however, that his opponent poses plenty of menace and the Scot is desperate for the bell to go and get cracking.

Burns, who turns 34 tomorrow, said: “All of the stuff around the fight is just a distraction. I’m like a bear with a sore head at this stage.

“I’ve done the hard part, I’ve got the weight sorted and now I just can’t wait to get in to the ring. It’s been 12 weeks of focus and at this point I just want to get in there and take care of business.

“I don’t do much when I’m in camp, just the gym, watch South Park on a DVD boxset and then lie in my bed. On fight week it’s about relaxing as much as possible. I sleep a lot outside training.”

Burns added: “I’m ready for a hard, 12 round fight. It will be awkward for a few rounds. He’s a tall southpaw, with a long reach. Everyone is going on about how Indongo is a big puncher. We’ll see.

“They are saying that on the back of his last fight. It was one big punch but you don’t know if he caught the guy cold in the first round or whatever.

“He had maybe 10 knockouts in his other 21 fights but he never fought outside Namibia so you don’t know.

“We’ll find out how good he is on Saturday. I am clicking in the gym and I’ve never felt fitter. I’ve trained as hard as ever.

“But my sparring and preparation has all been spot on and I’m going out to put on a show.”

Indongo took just 40 seconds to send Troyanovsky to the canvas with a devastating blow and he has travelled to Scotland in a purposeful mood.

He said: “It was a great punch. I looked at his (Troyanovsky’s) fights before and saw that I didn't have to be scared of him because he is very slow.

“If Burns makes the same mistake it will happen the same way, I'll be ready to do the same to him.

“Burns is more experienced in terms of world championship fights but I have my own experience. I have been preparing for him for three months.

"This is outside my country and someone else's backyard so I have to do my best and show the world and the judges I'm the best. I believe that I have a talent in me to box. I'm gifted with that and that's why I'm a champion of the world."

"After Russia, Glasgow doesn't worry me.”