Rising star Ahmet Patterson has outlined his future plans to be become a World Champion.

“2016 is going to be my year, I’m aiming to go to the top!” revealed Patterson, who was speaking to the Cassius and Helder show.

Fresh from an impressive sixth round stoppage victory over Ryan Aston, the 17-0 Super-Welterweight believes he’s entering the peak of his career.

“My main goal is to be a World Champion, I’m not messing around. Now is the time, I’m in the best years of my career. I feel really strong!”

Patterson catapulted himself into the mix of an intriguing division both domestically and on a global stage when picking up the vacant IBF International Super-Welterweight Title.

Ahmet Patterson

“I want to be number one in Britain, if I have to fight for those titles [British, Commonwealth and European] I will do it but my main goal is to be World champion!”

When quizzed about a potential fight with WBO World Champion and stable mate Liam Smith, the 28 year old insisted he would be ready.

“110%, I’m not being cocky. I believe in myself and I truly believe I would beat anyone in this country.”

Potential fights with the likes of Gary Corcoran and Liam Williams have also circled the rumour mill of late but the confident Londoner believes he’s a level above.

“Of course I rate Liam Williams, he’s British and Commonwealth Champion but at the end of the day I believe I’m on top of all of them.”

Watch the full interview below: