Callum Smith insists a late change of opponent won’t derail his attempts to reach the World Boxing Super Series final.

The Liverpool super-middleweight will face little-known Dutchman Nieky Holzken in Nuremberg on Saturday night after Jurgen Braehmer withdrew due to illness.

Having prepared for months to face a southpaw in Braehmer, the 27-year-old and trainer Joe Gallagher now have just days to come up with a new game plan.

But Smith – bidding to set up an all-British final against WBA champion George Groves – is confident he will get the job done.

Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, he said: “It is what it is. That is boxing. You have to just crack on and deal with it.

“It is not ideal but it could be worse. I’m still fighting Saturday, still in the tournament and still looking to get in the final.

“I believe I am good enough to adapt and change and adjust to the new opponent and get it done.

“The new opponent is orthodox so that completely changes it but Joe will come up with a new game plan and shots we can work on. We will go through it together and I am aure we will come up with the right game plan to get the job done.”

Holzen is a former kickboxing and Muay Thai champion and has 13 wins from as many professional boxing fights.

Asked what he knows about his opponent, Smith responded: “Not a lot, if I’m going to be totally honest with you.

“Up until yesterday, I don’t know anything about him. He seems to be relatively heavy-handed so I have to be professional, stay switched on and treat him like I would Braehmer.

“My main goal is to get the win and I will do that regardless, whoever is in the corner.”

talkSPORT will have live and exclusive national radio commentary of Callum Smith v Nieky Holzken on Saturday night