This coming Friday Sam Sexton will attempt to win the British Heavyweight Title for a third time against Scotland's own Gary Cornish in Edinburgh.
Speaking to BBC Radio Norfolk, Sexton said he is ready for the hostile crowd, but is bringing his own band of support: "You're not liked, you're not welcome, they're obviously rooting for their own lad.
"There's no pressure for me. I expect to be hated when I get there, it's only normal. But it's only me and him in the ring, only me and him fighting. There's a few going up [from Norfolk], some are going to fly up, some are getting coaches so I'll still have my share of support."
Sexton insisted he was finally focused and ready to win the British Title after falling short in the past. "I've had a lot distractions in the past, but there's nothing really weighing on my mind right now. I've been free to train, and do what I want when I want."
Luck has played its part in the form of injuries but now the Englishman has no excuses and admitted he may retire if unsuccessful: "I honestly think I've been very unlucky with one thing and another, family problems and injuries haven't helped as well.
"At least I can go into this fight and say I'm fresh, I'm injury free and what I've got is what I've got. If it's not good enough then it's time to hang up my gloves," he added.
Watch Gary Cornish v Sam Sexton for the British Heavyweight Title live on BoxNation this Friday night at 7pm.