Jono Carroll has promised to make a statement in his IBF Super-Featherweight World title eliminator against Guillaume Frenois in Sheffield on Saturday night.
Carroll faces the biggest night of his career on Kell Brook’s undercard in the Sheffield Arena, with the carrot of a title shot against Tevin Farmer in America if he wins.
Farmer has already beaten Irish opposition in James Tennyson.
Carroll, preparing for his undoubted toughest fight to date in Frenois, said he is set for whatever his opponent throws at him: "I need to be in with people that will test me. This Frenchman is very experienced. I hope he is up for a war because us Irish love to go to war. I'm ready for anything.
"I'm looking to impress, I don't want to just win this fight - I want to impress and I'm going to show the little peanut head Tevin Farmer that I'll eat him alive when his time comes.
"I truly believe that the only person that could test me to my limits would be someone like Gervonta Davis. That would be a dog fight, me and him going head-to-head. That would be a war, you'd see the true Jono Carroll go to war.
"Nothing is going to stop me, I don't really look too much into who I'm fighting. I just try to be the best boxer that I can possibly be and the rest takes care of itself. I'm getting better and better each time I fight because my level of opposition is getting better and better."
Frenois has warned Carroll that he will be facing a warrior on Saturday.
He said: "I'm very pleased to be here in Sheffield, it's a great place for boxing. When the IBF ordered this final eliminator I was determined to come and get my chance to fight for the world title.
"After a two month camp I'm ready to win. If you target a world title you must be a warrior, he will meet a French warrior on Saturday."
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that the fight against Farmer for the winner will be in March.