Dee Walsh will be taking a step-up in class when he faces Patryk Litkiewicz at the Devenish Complex on June 6.
Walsh is unbeaten after his first 11 fights as a professional - but now is the time for him to start testing himself against better opposition as he moves up through the ratings.
And Walsh says this is the kind of fight he needs if he is to get himself into contention for a shot at the British title.
“I needed a step-up and this guy will give me that.
“He has a good record and has fought the the WBO world Youth title twice, so he is no mug.
“I have to win this fight and get myself more exposure.
“I am watching guys on television and I believe I am better than them - so I have to keep winning and I will get there,” said Walsh.
Walsh’s Polish opponent has fought for the WBO World Youth Title twice and has a reputation for going the distance and Belfast fighter Walsh knows that to expect.
“Litkiewicz is tough and very hard to stop and I expect eight hard rounds.
“But going the eight will let me know that I can go that distance.
“I have watched him on the internet and he looks good. he has won 16 of his 23 fights and he has only been stopped once.
“He has a high guard and will be hard to hit clean, but we will see what happens.
“This will tell me where I am and this will be a good test for me.
“I am training hard and will ready to face Litkiewicz on June 6.
“I am confident I can mix it with anyone in the top ten of the British rankings and this will show everyone what I have in the locker,” he added.
Walsh won in his last outing at the Andersonstown Leisure Centre but he is looking to return to the Devenish Complex.
“There is always a good atmosphere in there and it’s always packed out for the fights.
“I am looking forward to going back to the Devenish as I have had some good fights there. It will be a great night,” concluded Walsh.
The undercard will headlined by Paul Hyland Jnr, while James Tennyson, James Fryers, Gerard Healey, Alan Donnellan and Darren Cruise will also feature.
Tickets are now on sale from the Devenish or the boxers fighting on the bill.