Guernsey's Bradley Watson is taking nothing for granted ahead of his debut professional bout on Saturday.
Super-flyweight Watson will face Bulgaria's Salim Salimov in Southampton this weekend.
He told BBC Guernsey: "I'm not going to take Salimov for a mug, because I know he's not.
"I'm feeling fit and ready, my preparation has been good and training's gone great, so I'm just ready to fight now."
Watson continued: "I'm just going to box and do what I've been doing in sparring."
The Sarnian turned pro last summer having spent nine years in the amateur ranks of the sport.
Salimov has enjoyed mixed success in his five pro fights, winning twice and losing three times.