It is a huge ask for Jazza Dickens but the challenger has been inspired by faith and a personal goal to overcome the odds against Guillermo Rigondeaux.
The lightweight division has taken some attractive twists and turns this year and fans could be looking forward to yet another blistering unification bout.
British boxing fans will get a rare treat when one of their own goes head-to-head with Cuban star Guillermo Rigondeaux in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday.
The Rigondeaux-Dickens bout came under close scrutiny until it was postponed earlier this year. It has returned, this time with a world title at stake.
Unbeaten British southpaw Terry Flanagan looks to bolster his reputation against countryman Derry Mathews in a WBO lightweight title defense on Saturday.
Guillermo Rigondeaux flew back to Miami rather than obtain a visa and travel to England for his fight, according to promoter Frank Warren.
Former titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is facing yet another obstacle as visa issues might scuttle his bout against James Dickens on Saturday.
Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton have argued for years over who would reign supreme if they ever fought. That argument will be settled on Saturday.
Undefeated RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will make his British debut when he faces James Dickens in Liverpool on March 12.
Paul Butler will attempt to become the first British boxer since Bob Fitzsimmons to drop in weight and win a second world title, and he’ll do so before his home crowd in Liverpool, England, when he faces Zolani Tete on March 6.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.