Shane McGuigan is sure Carl Frampton will light-up the Odyssey Arena on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd.
Tigers Bay super-bantamweight Frampton faces Jeremy Parodi in a defence of his European title.
The encounter is also an IBF World title eliminator and McGuigan – who trained ‘The Jackal’ in Battersea in London for the last few weeks – insists Parodi will not know what has hit him.
“He will know he is in the lion’s den when he gets to the weigh-in on Friday, he will never have experienced anything like it before.
“It will be so hostile and it will un-nerve him. And when he gets to the Odyssey there will be nearly 9000 people shouting and cheering on Carl Frampton.
“He says he has no fear coming here to face Carl – but we will see what happens on Saturday night. I am really excited about Saturday night,” he added.
And in the past few weeks former World champions Wayne McCullough, Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley and Steve Collins have been singing Frampton’s praises and McGuigan says they are finally getting the message.
“A few people doubted him when he started, and some of them criticised him – but they are all backing him now and they should because he is a superstar.
“He is the next big thing in Irish boxing and we are just glad to be on this journey with him to the very top,” added McGuigan.