Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale has a lot at stake in his upcoming world title opportunity.
Breazeale will challenge WBC world champion Deontay Wilder on May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The top career goal for Breazeale, above everything, is a rematch with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO unified champion Anthony Joshua.
The sole defeat on Breazeale's record is a 2016 TKO defeat at the hands of Joshua.
Breazeale has built up a solid streak of wins and he's hired veteran trainer Virgil Hunter to prepare him for the clash with Wilder.
He believes Wilder is very distracted by the constant discussions regarding a potential fight with Joshua.
"I definitely think it's a distraction," Breazeale told Sky Sports. "I'm glad he's having those distractions, that's the kind of area you want a fighter in.
"When you're in camp, your focus should be boxing, it shouldn't be on what TV network, or what deal you're signing next. He's definitely going to pay the price for it. If he's overlooking me and moving on to the Joshua fight, he's definitely going to pay a price for it. I'm glad that he's overlooking me, because I want him to think that I'm a walk in the park, so the shock is as big as it needs to be come Saturday night."
Breazeale has been pushing to get a second chance at Joshua - but he doesn't expect to get a second crack without unseating Wilder for th WBC belt.
"I know my golden ticket to getting my rematch with Joshua is getting the WBC title, so I'm definitely coming to ruin the show, spoil the night," said Breazeale.
"At the same time, I'm going to get gratification for some of the bad blood we've had in the past by just putting him [Wilder] down on the canvas. Being able to get in the ring and punish him."