It may be Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua’s name at the top of the bill for Saturday night’s boxing showdown at the 02 in Greenwich but at the ‘Carpe Diem’ event, it is another boxer who will be aiming to ‘seize the day’ and become Matchroom Promotions’ fourth world champion.
Remarkably, super-bantamweight Scott Quigg will be making his debut performance in the capital as a pro after 27 bouts – and aims to make it a night he and his supporters will never forget.
The Bury fighter is technically already holder of the WBA world title, but as this was gifted to him when the organisation declared Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux its "super champion", he is determined to claim the belt in the one place that it matters.
"No one wants to win a world title out of the ring. I want to win my world title in a ring against a good opponent," he says.
"If I don’t win that fight I’m not a world champion. This is the dream I’ve had since I was a kid."
Aiming to destroy that dream is the similarly undefeated Yoandris Salinas, another product from the conveyor-belt of Cuban boxing talent.
The 28-year-old has a 20-0-1 record, is a former holder of WBC and WBA continental titles, and has recently been signed to Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.
'El Nino' has never fought outside the Americas, and is yet to face an opponent of anything approaching world class, but Quigg won’t be underestimating him.
"I know we're up against a very good fighter - he’s had more than 300 wins as an amateur," said the Lancastrian – and his trainer Joe Gallagher agreed.
“Salinas is a very, very dangerous opponent and comes with a good reputation," said Gallagher. "Just as you never seem to get a bad Brazilian footballer or a bad Jamaican sprinter, you never get a bad Cuban boxer."
For all that, Quigg is a warm favourite to confirm his ‘paper’ championship. He has comfortably dealt with former world title challengers Jason Booth and Rendall Munroe, and gave Brazilian William Prado his first-ever knockout defeat in his last bout in June.
A super-fit boxer that has both the ring-smarts and hand power to cope with most that the division can throw at him, Quigg should have too much for the Cuban – and I predict a stoppage in the eight or ninth round.
Once the WBA belt is strapped on him in the ring, Quigg will no doubt be turning his attention to the fortunes of his domestic divisional rival, Carl Frampton.
“The Jackal” defends his IBF Intercontinental title in Belfast in two weeks, and if he comes through that unscathed, a much-vaunted British bust-up will move a little closer to the top of Quigg's agenda.