Undefeated Heavyweight prospect Jermaine Franklin makes his BoxNation debut on Saturday and is already bragging that he’s the best Heavyweight in the world.
The Michigan motormouth has won all 17 professional fights, with 13 of them victories coming by knockout.
He faces fellow American Rydell Booker on Saturday’s big Atlantic City card headlined by the undisputed women’s Middleweight Championship match up between Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer.
Franklin has vowed to show to show that he’s ready to become the next American Heavyweight Champion, and steal the limelight from WBC king Deontay Wilder.
”I'm going to raise the competition amongst the Heavyweights," said the 25-year-old.
"The division is definitely back on the map and I'm planning on having a hand in making it must-watch TV once again. America needs another face in the Heavyweight division and that's going to be me.
"I already believe that I am the best heavyweight in the world. There are a lot of big, strong Heavyweights, but I'm a balanced athlete, which makes me different. I'm strong, fast, athletic and getting better with each fight."
Booker, 38, has lost just once in 26 professional fights and is on the comeback trail after a long lay-off.
The Detroit man, who was one of the world’s top Cruiserweight prospects after winning his first 22 fights, lost on points to James Toney in September 2004 and had a lay-off of more than 13 years after being sent to prison for drug offences.
Toney was white hot back then and in his previous two fights before Booker had beaten Vassily Jirov and Evander Holyfield.
After being released after a long stretch, Booker returned to the ring in February 2018 and won three fights, all on points.
Franklin added: "Booker is in the way of where I'm eventually trying to be. I'm part of that next generation of heavyweights and I'm working hard to end up as the heavyweight champion when the dust settles.
"This is a great chance for me to showcase my skills, but I still treat it like just another fight.
"I'm going to adapt to my opponent and expose his weaknesses. I'm always improving because once you think you know it all, that's when you find out you know nothing."