Gearoid Clancy has a two-tier plan ahead of an Australian title clash with Steve Spark in Toowoomba on Saturday.
The Irish-born 33-year-old won the New South Wales State crown last time out and plans to add the national belt to his collection before heading back to his native country with yet another goal in mind.
Clancy (9-5-KO2) said: “I always wanted to fight for the Australian title and here’s my chance. I always to fight for the Irish title too so hopefully that’s another target I can hit.
“I think I’m improving every fight. Certainly, in the last two, I’ve got better because I moved to super-lightweight and am therefore feeling a lot stronger. There’s a lot better to come from me now.
“There’s no denying Steve is a step up from my last opponent but he won’t be bringing anything I haven’t seen before. He’ll come out and rush at me looking for the knockout. That’s when we’ll catch him.
“He makes mistakes when he plays to the crowd and he’s at home in this title fight so he’ll play to the crowd again. He tries to impress his fans and that’s when I’ll be catching him.
“I certainly don’t plan on letting him bully me. I won’t be retreating on the back foot. I’ll meet fire with fire but while I’m doing that, I plan to outsmart him.”