The New Zealand-Samoan heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker puts his unbeaten record on the line tonight in Palmerston North against German champion Yakup Saglam.
Parker has recently spent time training with world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Miami.
The 23-year-old is undefeated in 13 pro fights, while Saglam has won 34 of his 38 bouts, including 31 by knockout.
Parker says he's wary of dirty tactics from his next opponent.
"He likes to throw big bombs and sometimes they're a little bit dirty so I have to look after that, as we have other fights planned for the year, and he likes to put on the pressure so me and Kevin have been working on a style that we think will work with this fighter."
Joseph Parker says while he's not at world championship level yet he is confident he now knows what he needs to get there.