Kell Brook will take on Mexican Alvaro Robles on Saturday in Liverpool as the Sheffield fighter steps up his charge for a chance at the IBF welterweight title.
Brook was unable to take on American Devon Alexander for the IBF belt last year because of injury.
Alexander subsequently lost his title to fellow countryman Shawn Porter, who takes on Paul Malignaggi next month.
The 27-year-old Brook will take on the winner of that fight later this year, but he cannot afford to slip up on Merseyside.
Shawn Porter vs Paulie Malignaggi on April 19th, Winner Must Fight Kell Brook http://t.co/Rho4CkiNTR— Boxing News 24 (@boxingnews24) March 12, 2014
Read on for information on the fight, and how and where you can watch it.
When: Saturday, 15 March, 7 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. ET
Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool
TV info: Sky Sports 2
Live stream: Sky Go app
Brook (31-0) is currently undefeated but has been stuck just below world-title level for quite some time now.
He is the mandatory challenger for the IBF welterweight title, and he will be looking for no mistakes as he aims for his 32nd consecutive victory against Robles.
The Mexican has 15 stoppages in 17 fights but he has never fought outside of Mexico, and this will be a big step up for him in terms of quality.
However, speaking before the fight, Sky Sports, Brook acknowledged he couldn't afford to take his opponent for granted:
Anybody Mexican who has earned the nickname Tyson can definitely have a fight.
This is his world title fight so he is going to be game, he will be very, very tough, and he will want to take my head off.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to get in there and show what I do, and that is knock people out.
It is a very important fight. It is a banana-skin fight, and it is important because if I don't win this there is no big one to follow.
With such a good knockout record and last year's Mexican welterweight title to his name, Robles (17-2) is a force to be reckoned with.
He is an unknown, but his stocky build and muscular frame will challenge Brook. Indeed, the 25-year-old claims to have found some cracks in the armour of "the Special One":
I don't know much about Brook, I've just been looking at some videos, but I understand he's quite a famous guy in England.
I've seen a few little things. He can be hit as he doesn't get out of the way of all the shots.
We can work on the basis that he's going to be coming forward, as will I and neither will run, that'll make it easier to catch him with something in the exchanges.
That being said, Brook should have enough in him to take the win, and the prospect of a title fight in the summer will surely be motivation enough.
Should the Englishman go on to claim the IBF title, there has been much talk of a prospective matchup with compatriot Amir Khan.
Brook recently sent out a tweet taunting the Bolton fighter:
Stop talking about me queen khan and fight me you prat!— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) March 5, 2014
But if he wishes to fight at that level, Brook must initially do the job in Liverpool this Saturday.