Kell Brook is ready to "seek and destroy" when he defends his IBF welterweight title against Frankie Gavin on Saturday 30 May and prove he belongs at the very top of the division.
Brook, defending his title for the second time following his huge title victory over Shawn Porter last August, appeared set for a summer showdown with his long-term adversary Amir Khan.
Khan instead opted to fight Chris Algieri in New York, a fight taking place the night before Brook's meeting with Gavin at the O2 Arena on Saturday.
Despite constant speculation over a future bout with Khan, with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao also touted as possible opponents, Brook insists he will not underestimate the challenge of Gavin, who has lost just one of 23 professional bouts.
"It will be all action for me. I'm expecting Frankie Gavin to give the fans what they want, an all action fight," Brook said. "I've come to have a fight, these people have paid a lot of money to come see us and I just want to give the fans a great fight. I'm ready for Saturday and hope Frankie is too.
"I'm looking to seek and destroy. I'm looking to show everyone that I'm the number one in the welterweight division. I'm looking to make it clear that I am the man in this division."
Gavin suffered a career first defeat to Leonard Bundu last August but has since got his career back on track with three consecutive victories. The 29-year-old southpaw now believes he is now poised to join the elite himself, at the expense of Brook.
"Everything has gone to plan at the training camp. I've trained hard, pushed myself to places I've never been and I'm ready to win the world title. No disrespect to Kell, I think he is a fighter who hasn't got many weaknesses but I just think on my day I'm up there with the best in the world and if I get everything right I believe I can be the world champion.
"It's the biggest thing in boxing. Kell's done it and I respect him for it and I've been given the opportunity to take the belt off him so I will grab it with both hands."