Skye Nicolson knows to be at her best with a blockbuster on the horizon.

The unbeaten featherweight is one of the mandatory challengers in waiting for Amanda Serrano, the record-setting seven-division titlist and the division’s reigning undisputed champion. Australia’s Nicolson holds the interim WBC featherweight title, which she defends versus Lucy Wildheart this Saturday on DAZN from 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

“Full focus on this fight Saturday night. We can look at the Serrano fight after this,” Nicolson acknowledged during the final pre-fight press conference Thursday at Dublin Royal Convention Centre. “I have to get the job done this Saturday first.”

Nicolson-Wildheart is a supporting bout to the Chantelle Cameron-Katie Taylor undisputed junior welterweight championship rematch.

A bittersweet win positioned Nicolson (8-0, 0KOs) to the mandatory position for the full WBC title owned by Puerto Rico's Serrano (46-2-1, 30KOs), who is also the division's lineal, WBA, IBF and WBO queen.

The 2020 Olympic quarterfinalist claimed a ten-round, unanimous decision over Argentina’s Sabrina Maribel Perez on September 15 in Tijuana. The win was perhaps Nicolson’s most complete performance to date, though she and her team refrained from celebration as Diego Arrua, Perez’s husband and trainer, suffered a heart attack near the end of the fight and sadly passed away mere hours later.

Nicolson expressed her concern to Perez and her team in lieu of a victory lap before she proceeded with the next step in her budding career. The 28-year-old southpaw was keen on landing on the Cameron-Taylor II show after her schedule didn’t allow for her to appear in the lineup for their first fight in May.

The mission sought by Nicolson’s team—which includes manager Paul Ready and promotional powerhouse Matchroom Boxing—was to seek a challenge worthy of placement on the show.

Wildheart (10-2, 4KOs)—a Swedish boxer based in Brentwood, Essex—is coming of a loss to former unified junior lightweight champ Mikaela Mayer. The fight came on 24 hours’ notice and for which she moved up to lightweight. Her lone other defeat came versus 2016 Olympic Gold medalist Estelle Mosssely (4-0 at the time; now 11-0-1, 1KO) in their June 2019 meeting.

Both losses were lightweight, whereas is a perfect 4-0 at featherweight. That much is not lost on Nicolson, who treats this fight as an audition for the major title stage.

“I’m definitely the fittest, strong and best prepared I’ve been for a fight,” insisted Nicolson. “I’ve definitely not overlooked Lucy at all. I think she’s a great athlete—but we’re gonna see the difference in levels on Saturday.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for X (formerly Twitter): @JakeNDaBox