Newly crowned WBO bantamweight champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (18-0, 12 KOs) of Puerto Rico is not intimated by Naoya Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) of anyone else in the upcoming World Boxing Super Series tournament at 118.
This past Saturday in Japan, Inoue demolished Jamie McDonnell in one round to capture the WBA 'regular' title at 118.
The victory secured Inoue's position in the WBSS.
Also in the tournament is WBA 'super' champion Ryan Burnett and WBO champion Zolani Tete.
Inoue, regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, is an early favorite to win the entire tournament.
But Rodriguez is not intimated by the Japanese puncher's reputation and plans to upset the odds.
"I am here to win and that's all I'm thinking about," Rodriguez told Sky Sports.
"The ultimate goal is to become the best in the world and beat the best fighters. There are four world champions signed up already so the quality is of the highest level. We are all at quite a similar point in our careers so it's great to finally find out who really is the best at 118lbs."
Earlier this month, Rodriguez traveled over to the UK and dominated former champion Paul Butler to capture the vacant WBO belt.
The next goal for Rodriguez, says the young boxer, is to win the entire tournament. Four more boxers are due to be finalized for the WBSS at 118.
"It was a dream to fight for a world title, it's something I've waited to do for a long time," Rodriguez said.
"I knocked Butler down twice in the first round but he showed good resistance to come back. I came to London to win a world title and that's what I done, I loved fighting in the UK and was treated very well - hopefully, I can come back.
"The goal now is to win this tournament, that's my next ambition."