Carl Frampton has warned Scott Quigg not to expect the same fighter that faced Alejandro Gonzalez in Texas last July.
Frampton suffered two knockdowns in the first round against Gonzalez that night before going on to dominate the fight and win by a wide points margin.
The Belfast super-bantamweight faces Quigg in Manchester on February 27 - when his IBF World title and Quigg’s WBA crown will be on the line.
And Frampton says he will be a different animal in the Manchester Arena.
“I just want to put the record straight and put this to bed. People think that Scott Quigg is a better fighter than me - but I know he is not. And I will go out and prove that.
“I was too relaxed that night against Gonzalez and I remember seeing him walking about the hotel and thinking he was tall and skinny.
“I was not totally on the job and I will not make that mistake again.
“Quigg’s people are only taking this fight because of that first round against Gonzalez but after that first round the next 11 were near perfect. I will not make the same mistake in Manchester.”