British Super-Lightweight Champion Jack Catterall boxes in Preston this weekend, hoping to put into practice what's learned under Jamie Moore.
On Saturday night he takes on Nathan Hardy over six rounds, with his next outing rumoured to be on the huge Lee Selby v Josh Warrington card.
"I know I’ve got to put on a dominant display on Saturday night before I can start thinking about Elland Road. I have been confirmed to fight on May 19th and that will be the one after," he revealed to the Lancashire Post.
"Every fight for me is like a World Title fight because of what is to come after it. I’m fully focused and I’ve prepared hard for this fight. I’m looking to put on a good performance because I know down the line there are bigger fights to come."
The UK 140lb scene is bustling with talent. Terry Flanagan recently moved up in weight, while Catterall is on the cusp of world level and stablemates Ohara Davies and Josh Leather are also in the mix.
Catterall teamed up with new trainer Moore in February, joining the likes of Carl Frampton and Martin Murray in the VIP Gym. 'El Gato' believes the former British and European Champion will help push him on to the next level.
"We’ve been working on a few little things. I don’t expect to be a totally different fighter but I’ve been practicing stuff that I know down the line will come into play," said the 24-year-old.
"I’m looking forward to progressing under Jamie. I’ve had some good notice for this fight and have been training hard so I’ll be more that ready come Saturday night."
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