Eamonn O’Kane knows he has to be in the shape of his life when he faces Tureano Johnson in an IBF World title eliminator in the coming months.
Dungiven middleweight O’Kane knows that victory against Johnson would open the door to a shot at David Lemieux’s IBF World title before Christmas.
And former Commonwealth Games gold medal winner O’Kane knows he has to deliver against his American rival.
“It’s the biggest fight of my life. Everything happens for a reason and at the right time and everything’s happening at the right time for me now.
“It’s all about me getting into the best nick possible and capitalising on this opportunity. The goal is to become world champion.
“I’m one fight away now from a world title shot and I intend to do everything in my power with regards preparation. I’ll make sure I’ll be in the best nick possible to perform as best as I can.
“We’ve analysed past performances and we’re going to be bang on the money come fight time.
“You would expect it to be my toughest yet as it’s my biggest fight. He’s a tough guy.
“He’s been mixing it very well and delivering good performances. Oliver Cummings is getting me in the best condition. He’s pushed me in terms of beating PBs and it’s good that we are where we are at the right time.
“I’m looking forward to beating him. We’ve analysed him and I’m confident I can do a good job.
“I want to get the fight over the line before I say too much else.
“It’s a pressurised situation. It’s exciting, nerve wrecking all in the one. My focus is in my job which is getting myself into the best nick possible. It’s exciting for me and I plan on doing a good job. It’s the biggest fight of my life!”