Unbeaten cruiserweight contender Lawrence Okolie is gunning for a goal to capture a world title within a year's time.
With new trainer Shane McGuigan by his side for the first time, Okolie will defend his British and Commonwealth belts against Jack Massey at the Manchester Arena on July 6.
According to Okolie, talks of a fight with WBA champion Denis Lebedev have gone nowhere - with no bout against the Russian puncher in sight.
"I've heard nothing about Lebedev," Okolie told Sky Sports. "The last I heard was that he was going to retire. I'm trying not to focus on any one person now. You realise that boxing is a game full of disappointments, I thought it was happening and I'd become a world champion this summer, then it didn't and it's difficult to take."
Okolie, should he beat Massey, plans to pursue his world title dreams.
Okolie has a lot of solid fighters to lean on in his new gym, like Josh Taylor, Luke Campbell and fellow cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith.
"If I beat Jack, I'll start making my way to world level. I do believe I'll win a world title inside 12 months. I've got ambitions to become a world champion and to be a millionaire, I'm neither of those things yet," Okolie said.
"People talk but eventually they have to fight and when you're in the ring, it's no longer fun and games. I'm either a really dis-likeable guy to other cruiserweights or they're all threatened by me. When you're on top of the mountain, in my case the domestic scene, people will bark up to you. They think beating me changes their lives."