Jazza Dickens date with destiny is fast approaching.
Pound for pound sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux jets into Cardiff to showcase his talent in front of a packed crowd this Saturday night, with the British Champion Dickens hell-bent on causing an upset.
“I’ll listen to my coaches and get my hand raised at the end of the night. I’m going to box out of my skin, I know there’s more in me – That’s why I took this fight if there’s anyone to bring it out of me I know it’s him.”
The two time Olympic Gold medallist is no stranger to the Merseyside maverick, with the challenger watching the Cuban southpaw back in his amateur days.
“My amateur coach had me watching videos of him, whilst everyone else in the gym was admiring him I said I’ll beat him one day,” revealed Dickens, who was speaking exclusively to BoxNation.
The pair were scheduled to meet back on March’s Liverpool show but Visa complications caused the fight to be postponed, something Jazza believes happened for a reason.
“I think you can achieve anything if you believe, it’s about me achieving what I can in the sport and who better to bring the best out in Jazza Dickens than my next opponent Guillermo Rigondeaux.”
A lot of praise has been thrown in his direction for taking the fight, but Dickens is eager to prove he’s not making up the numbers ahead of Saturday’s World Title showdown: “If you go into it with a mentality of its win win then it must mean it’s OK to lose, I don’t believe in win win situations – There’s one loser.”