Marc McCullough knows he faces a tough night at the office when he he takes to the ring at the Waterfront Hall on Friday evening.
The Shankill Road man takes on Martin Parlagi for the WBO European Featherweight title.
Pazlagi is undefeated and McCullough expects a good test.
“I’m hoping Parlagi gives me a few rounds, he seems very tough and it’s going to be a good fight.
“ I don’t know what to expect, I get the impression he is a pressure fighter and will keep coming at me.
“I would like to get more rounds in the bank before I step up to fight for major titles.
“It’s not that I can’t do the full 12 rounds but it’s a mental disadvantage if I haven’t been at that stage in a fight before.”
British and Commonwealth champion Josh Warrington is on McCullough’s radar if he beats Parlagi on Friday night.
“After Lee Selby, I am the best Featherweight in the UK.
“There is only really me and Warrington who are up there as the second best domestically, and I think I would beat him.
“His previous opponents Rendal Monroe and Martin Lindsay were too flat footed.
“I would provide troublesome movement while having that bit of strength which would inevitably slow him down.”
Also on Friday’s bill Jamie Conlan defends his WBO European title against Gabor Molnar.
And Conrad Cummings, Conal Carmichael and Willie Casey will also feature. Tickets are still on sale for the event.