Wales' next generation of boxing talent, Francis Robinson and Lewis Rees, are aiming to do their country proud on May 21 at The O2 in London.
It's a big night for boxing in the Principality with young star Nathan Cleverly facing the biggest test of his career when he tackles tough German Jurgen Braehmer for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight title.
And both Robinson and Rees say the unbeaten 24-year-old has already been an inspiration.
Rees was a highly decorated amateur and makes his pro debut on Frank Warren's blockbuster card.
And Robinson, who has only had one pro fight to date, has boxing in the blood because his dad is former world champion Steve.
"Nathan grew up with tales of Joe Calzaghe, and although I did too, Cleverly is the boxer that I look up to now," said Rees.
"In a couple of years he has come through from being a prospect to being on the verge of a world title.
"He's putting Welsh boxing on the map again, and hopefully we can get some big fights down in Wales and I can be a part of that.
"He can be the man like Calzaghe, and encourage a whole new generation of talent in Wales to take up boxing.
"I don't know when my fight will be on the evening, but I've asked matchmaker Dean Powell to get me on early so I can watch Nathan winning that world title!"
Robinson added: "We're a proud boxing nation and we've had a real production line of talent over the last few years.
"I just want to get a few wins under my belt and get as much experience as I possibly can.
"To box on such a huge card on what could be a very important night for the sport in Wales is a dream come true really.
"My dad might have been a world champion, but I'm my own man and I want to carve out a name for myself because of my achievements, not his."
Francis Robinson, Lewis Rees on Cleverly-Braehmer Bill
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