Jono Carroll is ready to "break hearts" in Manchester on Saturday night as he gears up for his super-featherweight showdown with Scott Quigg.
Dubliner Carroll is trying to earn himself another world title shot; he was beaten by Tevin Farmer in his first bid a year ago.
Former WBA super bantamweight title holder Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KOs) is striving to become a two-weight champion and will have the benefit of fighting in his home town when the two face off at the Manchester Arena.
Nonetheless, Carroll is in confident mood.
"Scott thinks I have feather fists? We'll see," said the 27-year-old (17-1-1, 3 KOs).
"These feather fists will do a lot of damage. He's a strong opponent and Oscar Valdez, who can bang, couldn't get him out of there.
"I don't hit that hard but I can break people down, I can break people's hearts.
"Quigg is a massive name and a former champion but he has to pass that torch to me now.
"It's my turn. He's had his day. He's a good, seasoned pro fighter and I can't overlook that. I'm prepared for the world champion, the best him, but I feel like it's my time now."I've been training my brain, training different attributes to normal.
"Quigg is such a big name that it's not hard to get up at 6am for a jog or to push yourself to exhaustion. It's my time. Pass me that torch, Scott! For some reason I'm thinking round eight."
This bout was originally slated to be on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr back in December but Quigg was forced to pull out with an arm injury.