Luke Campbell is confident he will look in the mirror next Sunday morning and see the world lightweight champion staring back at him.
The 31-year-old hitter from Humberside challenges pound-for-pound star Vasiliy Lomachenko for his WBA Super world and WBO world belts at the O2 in London.
The vacant WBC world title is also on the line.
And while many fighters refuse to look beyond their next opponent, Campbell has been more than happy to dream about pulling off what would be one of the great upsets in boxing history.
Campbell said: “I just see me looking at myself as the champion, as having beaten the man who is the pound-for-pound king.
“I see the way people react to me.
“It would be all my dreams come true, winning the world title and three belts in one go and also beating the guy who is ranked No.1 pound-for-pound.
“Certainly, I can tick a few boxes there on my bucket list.”
The fight presents Campbell with his second shot at becoming world champion, 23 months after his first attempt when he went up against Jorge Linares in California.
Campbell added: “This is my country, the capital.
“I realised the night we had the face-off in the ring, he actually got a few boos and that shocked me a bit because I didn’t think he would.
“It made you realise the crowd was behind their boy and on the night they will be really going for me.
“As much as they’re excited to see Lomachenko, they will want their own to win.
“A lot is different a week out from this fight than it was a week out from the Linares fight.
“I’ve had a great training camp, I’ve got Shane McGuigan in my corner and I’m happy.”
McGuigan said: “He has chance to see his kids every weekend, it’s great motivation.
“He’s getting to fight at home, he doesn’t have to travel and that’s going to give him an extra couple of per cent.
“In the close rounds he will dig in a little bit more when the fans are cheering for him.
“The judges will listen, so that’s a big advantage to have, because everyone is writing him off.
“When the fans are cheering every time he lands a shot, or every time he gets success the fans are behind him, it just detaches your mindset from thinking, ‘Oh, Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound great’, and that’s what we need.”
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