On June 23rd at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, hot junior welterweight contender Josh Taylor (12-0, 11 KOs) will get the stiffest test of his career, when he faces former world champion Viktor Postol (29-1, 12 KOs) of Ukraine in a final WBC world title eliminator.
Postol has a single loss on his record, a twelve round unanimous decision to Terence Crawford in 2016.
Postol has a far more impressive resume of wins, with a decision of Hank Lundy and knockouts of Lucas Matthysse and Selcuk Aydin.
Taylor, 27-years-old, is very aware of the task that's in front of him.
The Scot's biggest win is a knockout of former world champion Miguel Vasquez, who was badly faded when they fought each other. And Taylor also holds a stoppage win over division rival Ohara Davies.
Postol, at 34-years-old, is still close to his prime and by far the biggest test of Taylor's career to date.
"He's got a heck of a lot more experience than me," said Taylor. "But I feel totally confident in winning this fight. I think because it's such a high quality opponent, I'm going to be performing at my best."
"He's got more experience than Vasquez. He has hundreds and hundreds of amateur fights, the Europeans, the worlds, all the big tournaments as an amateur, and he's been at the very top as a professional as well so he's got experience in abundance."
Should Taylor win, he will be in line for a world title shot at WBC champion Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs), who defends his title against Danny O'Connor in July.
Ramirez, a former United States Olympian, captured the title earlier this year when he won a twelve round decision over Amir Imam.
"This fight is massive for me," said Taylor. "I can't express how important this fight is for me at this point in my career. If I win this, then I'm right there knocking on the door of world title fights and mixing it with the big boys in my weight category. I'm just getting my head down and making sure my dream becomes a reality."
"I've always known and I've always thought that I could become world champion so I'm not surprised that I'm here involved in fights like this. I just didn't think it would happen as quickly. So I'm surprised at that but I have every faith in my ability as a fighter. I believe 100% I'm going to be a world champion. I'm super excited."