Chris Avalos has landed in Belfast with no fears about facing Carl Frampton at the Odyssey on Saturday night.
American Avalos will challenge Frampton for the Belfast fighter’s IBF Super-bantamweight World title.
‘The Jackal’ enters the ring as a big favourite with boxing pundits and the bookmakers.
But Avalos believes the IBF belt is coming home with him to California.
“Nothing concerns me about the way he fights. I am not impressed at all. I’ve seen shots land on him, and if I had landed those shots he would be knocked out.
“And if he thinks being in his home town, that the fans will save him then he is wrong.
“ I will go out there on February 28 and win the fight. This title is coming home with me. My shot is finally here and I am ready,” he added.
And Avalos says he has done his honework on the Belfast fighter.
“I have been watching him for about a year - because my brother was watching a video of him and told me to watch it because I would end up fighting him.
“My bother was saying ‘watch this dude, he is from Ireland and you will fight him at some stage’ - so I sat down and watched two or three rounds but I never thought that it would happen and it’s also for a world title,” he added.