Marc McCullough looked relaxed and focused at Thursday’s press conference before his clash with Dmitry Kirillov at the Titanic Quarter on Saturday night.
Shankill Road fighter McCullough will be going into the ring with his most polished and experienced foe to date.
Kirillov has 35 fights on his record and was a former IBF Super flyweight World Champion.
But McCullough is up for the challenge that Kirillov will bring to the ring.
“He has been trained by Freddie Roach and he is a former World champion and he will be no mug. I have watched a wee bit of him in action - but I will see what happens on the night.
McCullough had a tough night at the office in his last outing against Martin Parlagi before he came through to win on points.
And McCullough says he took loads away from that fight.
“I learnt I have to listen to my trainer John Breen and box a wee bit more.
“Sometimes I get drawn into a fight - but I know now I have to follow instructions and use my boxing skills.
“This is a big stage for me to show what I can do and I intend taking that chance,” he added.